Magazine article Work & Family Life

There Are Many Ways to Nurture a Wonderful Family

Magazine article Work & Family Life

There Are Many Ways to Nurture a Wonderful Family

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How can I be a devoted, effective mother and a responsible, commited worker at the same time? For her new book The Working Mother's Guide to Life, author Linda Mason interviewed over 100 women to learn the strategies, secrets and solutions they use to solve this dilemma. Although her focus is on mothers, the questions and answers are also for dads and apply to those in a wide variety of family situations.

Are you a Strategic Planner, Camp Counselor, Earth Mother or Passionate Spirit? Mason describes each approach and explains that "by understanding that there are many ways to be a good working mother you may feel freer to find your own personal path."

Mason found that although mothers' support structure is varied, they focused on three main sources of strength: a partner-in-parenting, a supportive employer and excellent child care. Each of these is extensively described in a full chapter. …

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