Release Date: March 1st 2018.
Publisher: Finch Publishing.
Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Working Mums: Stories by real women on how they manage children, work and life is a collection of empowering stories that will make working mums everywhere laugh in sympathy and nod in recognition.
The stories are from Australian mums doing a range of work in addition to raising their children, including working full-time, part-time or freelance, studying, or running their own businesses. The stories are different yet in many ways universal – not unlike the journey of parenting itself.
The book’s primary aim is to help working mums feel less alone in their challenges. In fact, as the stories show, sometimes it is those very challenges that lead to unexpectedly amazing opportunities for personal and professional growth.
• Missy Higgins, singer-songwriter, musician, actor and activist
• Alisa Camplin, former world champion aerial skier and Olympic gold medallist
• George McEncroe, founder of Australia’s first all-female rideshare service Shebah
• Annie Nolan (Uncanny Annie), equality activist and social commentator
• Chloe Chant, early childhood educator whose letter to a senator went viral
• Kristy Vallely, founder of The Imperfect Mum online community
• Simone McLaughlin, founder of Jobs Shared
• Carly Naughton & Alee Fogarty, marriage equality advocates, blogger and tattoo artist
and many more, from fields including health, academia, beauty, politics and small business.
This is a collection I have been waiting for. I am a busy mum – as many of us are – trying to balance work with family time. I have craved the knowledge in this book. I have wondered how other mothers have found this balance and to know how I can do it better.
Working Mums is a glimpse into the lives of 27 working mothers from varying professions. They share the stories of how they balance their work and being a mother, and share a helpful tip on how you can do it too. Both Danielle Ross Walls and Louise Correcha, who edited the book, are working mothers and contributed their stories. No matter what the profession – famous singer, athlete, blogger, volunteer, business owner – I found each woman’s story fascinating, and their tips invaluable. Each story is short and easy to get through, which is great for those of us without much time. You can easily snatch a couple of minutes in your day to read a story, which is how I read it.
I wish I could put this book in the hands of every working mother, or every mother wishing to work and wondering how she will do it. It was an honest, heartfelt and helpful read. It is a must read collection, and a perfect gift this Mother’s Day, or any time of the year. So spoil yourself or the working mother in your life with a copy. I highly recommend it.
You can add it to your Goodreads here.