Guilt seems to go right alongside with being a working mom. Whether you work at home, work in an office or work part-time, there’s always something to feel guilty about. One mom who understands this all too well is Jessica Turner, blogger and author of Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive.
I have been a working mom since my oldest son was 6 weeks old. After a slightly disastrous attempt to go back to work for 6 months, I’ve been working from home ever since — most of the time happily.
BUT, being a working mom in any form involves an awful lot of juggling. There’s just never enough of you to go around.
I’m going on 15 years as a work at home mom and, as much as I like to think I have this working mom thing figured out, I absolutely don’t, The guilt still sneaks in no matter what I do and I ALWAYS feel like I’m stretched too thin.
Jessica sent me a copy of her new book, Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive and I couldn’t put it down. This is such an engaging read and solves so many problems working moms face.
You might recognize Jessica Turner as the author of The Fringe Hours, a book that I would highly recommend every woman read. Jessica has turned her attention to working moms, many of whom experience higher than average levels of guilt — I’m definitely counting myself in that group.
As a working mom herself, Jessica understands what is is like to try and juggle too many things at once. She reached out to working moms all over the country to find out what they struggled with, and they all said the same thing. They were stretched too thin.
Stretched Too Thin is a must-read for any working mom. With realistic tips that you can implement right away to help you live a more balanced life, despite everything that is on your plate, this book is like having a life coach at your fingertips.