The working mom blueprint Winning at parenting without losing yourself

Whitney Casares

Book - 2021

"Learn how to thrive--not just survive-- as a modern mom. You love your kids. You're proud of your professional accomplishments. You have hobbies and friends. And you're tired. So tired. Working moms often feel like they're failing on many different fronts. But what if there was a guide to reenvisioning, reprioritizing, and restructuring to build a vibrant, intentional life? As a practicing pediatrician and mother of 2 young daughters, Dr. Whitney Casares understands balancin...g family and career. She shares honest insights about her own challenges combined with her professional expertise about children of working moms--they thrive!--to create a reassuring guide to navigating modern motherhood. In this practical plan, you'll learn to set priorities, cultivate self-care, establish an equal parenting partnership, delegate whenever appropriate, and more. With help from Dr. Casares' advice, it's time to make motherhood joyful again." --

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Subjects
Genres
Self-help publications
Published
Itasca, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics [2021]
Language
English
Physical Description
xxix, 240 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9781610024860
1610024869
Main Author
Whitney Casares (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Pediatrician Casares (The New Baby Blueprint) encourages working mothers to identify their priorities and align their lives accordingly in this upbeat and practical guide. "There is joy waiting for us as we mother, not in spite of our work but alongside it," she writes, and urges readers to ditch the guilt, cultural expectations, and perfectionism that plague modern parenthood. Casares guides readers through creating a self-care routine (which she posits is critical for working moms), touts the value of modeling resilience to children, and gives tips for finding childcare and putting dinner on the table night after night. A chapter on how to successfully share parenting responsibilities with a partner is especially useful: she encourages couples to divide tasks based on strengths and weaknesses, not to expect a partner to do a job "how you would do it," and to keep in mind common goals. Anecdotes are mixed in seamlessly with advice ("A few summers back, I had the ultimate self-care revelation. I took a mommyhood vacation"), though at times, Casares's insights—mothers can't do it all, the quality of time spent with kids is more important than the quantity, buy a good breast pump—don't feel especially novel. Still, millennial moms especially will appreciate Casare's encouragement and sensibility. (May) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Sharing honest insights about her own challenges, a practicing pediatrician and mother of two young daughters presents this reassuring guide to navigating modern motherhood in which she provides a practical plan for setting priorities, cultivating self-care, delegating whenever appropriate and more. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Learn how to thrive—not just survive—as a modern mom.You love your kids. You’re proud of your professional accomplishments.You have hobbies and friends. And you’re tired. So tired.Working moms often feel like they’re failing on many different fronts. Butwhat if there was a guide to reenvisioning, reprioritizing, and restructuringto build a vibrant, intentional life?As a practicing pediatrician and mother of 2 young daughters, Dr. WhitneyCasares understands balancing family and career. She shares honest insightsabout her own challenges combined with her professional expertise aboutchildren of working moms—they thrive!—to create a reassuring guide tonavigating modern motherhood.In this practical plan, you’ll learn to set priorities, cultivate self-care, establishan equal parenting partnership, delegate whenever appropriate, and more.With help from Dr. Casares’ advice, it’s time to make motherhood joyful again.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Learn how to thrive'not just survive'as a modern mom.You love your kids. You're proud of your professional accomplishments.You have hobbies and friends. And you're tired. So tired.Working moms often feel like they're failing on many different fronts. Butwhat if there was a guide to reenvisioning, reprioritizing, and restructuringto build a vibrant, intentional life?As a practicing pediatrician and mother of 2 young daughters, Dr. WhitneyCasares understands balancing family and career. She shares honest insightsabout her own challenges combined with her professional expertise aboutchildren of working moms'they thrive!'to create a reassuring guide tonavigating modern motherhood.In this practical plan, you'll learn to set priorities, cultivate self-care, establishan equal parenting partnership, delegate whenever appropriate, and more.With help from Dr. Casares' advice, it's time to make motherhood joyful again.