Working Mom's Survival Guide

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-18
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
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More women than ever before are going back to work soon after having a baby. And no matter what their job, making the transition from home to work can be really challenging. Whether dealing with day-to-day dilemmas like spitup on their power suits or big-picture problems like the cost of child care, new moms need relief! Written in a friendly and encouraging tone, this guide is all a stressed-out mother needs to organize her life so everyone’s happy—including herself! From prebaby planning to after-baby adjustments, this book covers it all, including: FMLA and maternity leave Temporary schedules and career planning Job changes Child care Responsibilities at home Caring for yourself Considering a new job Choosing to quit Dealing with unexpected or special challenges With this book by their side, new mothers can have their careers—and be great moms, too!

Author Biography

Paula Peters understands the challenges of caring for a baby while tackling a full day of work. She is the author of three books and has published more than fifty essays, short stories, and articles for nationwide publications. She lives with her husband Ryan and son Zachary in the Kansas City area. Visit her at www.paulapeters.com.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Panel of Working Momsp. 1
Before Baby
To Quit or Not to Quit?p. 11
Maternity Leave and FMLAp. 25
Negotiating a New Work Schedulep. 33
Your Career Planp. 45
Planning Your Leave-and Returnp. 51
Planning Child Carep. 63
After The Baby Arrives: Dealing at Work
Missing Your Babyp. 83
Catching Up at Workp. 89
Breastfeeding and Workp. 101
Sick Time and Doctor Appointmentsp. 109
After The Baby Arrives: Dealing At Home
Household Responsibilitiesp. 123
Juggling Two Jobs-and a Familyp. 141
Stresses on Your Relationshipp. 149
Caring For Yourself
Your Healthp. 161
Making Mommy Timep. 175
The Decision to Change Jobsp. 183
What If You Decide to Stay Home?p. 201
A Final Note to You, the Working Motherp. 205
Resourcesp. 207
Indexp. 209
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