Stay at Home Mom's
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the job of motherhood and wonder, "Is it me?"
The Stay-at-Home Moms Survival Guide systematically dismantles the job of motherhood and delivers reassurance that -
IT'S NOT YOU...
IT'S ALL THAT YOU'RE MISSING!
Every other job in the world comes with the basics in tow... training, supplies, staff, peers, breaks, acknowledgment and on yes, pay! Moms are given none of these tools, and are left forage on their own. It's no wonder the job of being a mom can sometimes put, even the best among us, over the edge.
This guide looks at each of these obstacles which moms face head-on, providing guidance from the experts to be sure, but also tips from the "experts next door." These are the moms who actually live the advice they share, and know firsthand what you're facing. It's packed with humor, fresh ideas, and resources you can test-drive right away.
Aren't there enough books about how to care for the baby, rejuvenate your marriage and cook healthy meals? It's about time for a book that focuses on the needs of the mom, the ultimate caregiver.
This guide will comfort you with the practical solutions of a close friend and embolden you with the attitude of a Fortune 100 CEO. Pick up your set of tools and turn the liabilities into assets, in the business of motherhood!
How do YOU deal with ... NO BREAK?
- It's time to acknowledge . . . it really IS the toughest job in the world!
- At all costs, avoid martyrdom!
- Learn how to tell mommy burnout from clinical depression.
- Learn easy ways to make a break happen, and develop a fool-proof plan to get out on your own!
- Or....What to do when you simply can't leave the house!
- Why not give the whole family a break?
- Get some great ideas on what to DO on your break!
Or NO PAY?
- What is the value of motherhood? (We'll tell you!)
- What to do when the bottom line makes it "not about the money"!
- Hear a working mom’s perspective and that of a stay-at-home mom.
- We'll help you find a way to make it work!
- Learn how to deal with every mom’s self-worth struggle.
- Enjoy tons of fun ideas for "pay" and some jokes to cheer you on!
How about the TRAINING (that doesn't exist)?
- Actually....you do have some training (we'll fill you in!).
- Get some great resources to seek out more information.
- Learn how to listen to your inner voice.
- We'll provide idea starters on how to put together your own "training"
How do you handle having NO STAFF?
- Great ideas on how to "staff up!"
- How to make a game out of chores.
- Explore hidden resources like your library and even the Internet!
- Let nature entertain you!
- How to embrace "down time".
Or feeling you have NO PEERS?
- First of all ... yes, you do have peers!
- How to form your own peer group.
- Find a "moms group" near you!
- Get support from your own "virtual" peer group.
- Put together a plan, and have fun!
What about the lack of SUPPLIES?
We'll give you great, and unexpected, ideas for supplies:
- Binders, family menu, grocery inventory and an emergency kit
- Reading pile, bins, dollar stores and cheat sheets
- Why self-sufficiency is a beautiful thing!
- Come up with your personalize "supplies” plan
- Laugh a bit at the lighter side of "No Supplies"
Or worse of all ... NO ACKNOWLEDGMENT?
- Ideas on how to ask for it!
- How to really "see it" when it's there!
- Try out a "Thankful Tree" to encourage appreciation.
- What goes around....comes around. Acknowledging those around YOU!
- Take ownership of your personal “Acknowledgement” Plan
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The Experts Within the Pages....
The wisdom of this book is found among the many experts interviewed and the sound advice they provided.
It's also revealed in the hundreds of moms interviewed, who provided real-world guidance, seldom found in a guide book!
The author pulled these sources together and has "survived and thrived" for eighteen years as the mother of two sons.
She's also written for over 60 parenting publications and provided leadership in her local moms group, "Moms' Place".
It was during her tenure at Moms' Place that the idea for this guide was born. She watched experts deliver meaningful advice, but in generalities, on issues moms care about.
Then she witnessed how other moms shared their own advice, tested in the trenches, and helped each other thrive in their "jobs" as moms.
This guide will deliver to you, all these insights!
Our promise to you...
You'll finish this book with a ton of ideas AND a customized action plan ... or your money back!
Mom-tested solutions ...
"I like to work on my garden or read books that take me to other places. I sneak in a chapter or two with breakfast or lunch, mentally retreating to someplace else. My own 'virtual respite', so to speak." - Kim
"I run marathons. To me it means 4-5 hours with nobody asking me for juice, or a snack, or what's for lunch. I can think and ponder and suffer with no interruptions.” – Ellen
"It was the night meetings of my moms' group that really saved my sanity. Just knowing that I had that locked-in time with no little voice constantly asking for my attention gave me the light at the end of the tunnel, on those days that I thought would never end." – Mria
"I go to the gym. It's a place where there are adults only, I can listen to whatever I wish, and 'sweating it out' does wonders for my psyche." - Gina
"When my youngest entered preschool I started playing tennis. Here was a place I could meet new people not connected to my children in any way. On the tennis court, I am simply be myself…not the 'mother of' somebody." - Susan
“This year was the first time I contributed to an IRA in the 11 years since I have been home. It was a light bulb moment for me.” - Digna
“I stopped feeling guilty about taking a break when both children are at school. My pay is going for a walk or reading a book during the day.” - Jacquie
“I give myself a time paycheck. I try to provide a time that is solely focused on me or my needs, whatever that may be for that week. It really isn’t about money.” - Christi
“I was part of a new moms group. It was mental help to me as a new mom. It helped me feel normal.” - Andrea
“I rely on group therapy – library groups, moms clubs and now the school playground!” - Jacquie
“I think one of the best lessons we can teach our children is that we are always learning, that there is always more to be learned and that we are willing to learn and grow. Perhaps it is the only true training for parenthood there can be!” - Kim
“Develop a group of moms close by who are in your same situation.” - Carole
“I have found great pleasure in a group of Moms that play Bunko together. We always begin our evenings with munchies and conversation for at least an hour before we actually play. It's always great to hear another's wisdom and build friendships with a great group of women too.” - Danielle
“Get to know your children's friends. You may not become great buddies, but you'll learn how to be a good friend to their child when their child is playing with mine and hopefully it becomes a positive support for those times when our kids behave out of the box or book.” - Andrea
"I started a ladies' dinner club that meets every other month. No kids or husbands allowed. It's fun to see everyone's homes and just socialize." – Cyndi
“My mother-in-law told me that I should have some sort of investment account in my name only. I opened my own IRA and still put money into it regularly. In a way, I do think of it as investing my pay.” - Kim
“Special treats, especially smoothies and coffee drinks, and ordering pizza at least twice month to give me a break from cooking.” - Laura
“I sometimes splurge when I feel it’s due time. This might mean a manicure, a facial, something to make me feel more alive.” - Ann
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