I Love Mondays: And Other Confessions from Devoted Working Moms

I Love Mondays: And Other Confessions from Devoted Working Moms

by Michelle Cove


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A growing number of women today are fortunate enough to enjoy both parenting and having a meaningful career. These moms look forward to going back to work on Mondays (even if they don t admit it aloud), and many consider their job to be a major part of their identity, not just the daily grind. But because moms who love their jobs and their families feel lucky to have both, they often feel they have no right to complain about the anxieties and stresses of balancing the twowhich inevitably leads to even more anxiety and stress.

In I Love Mondays, Michelle Cove shares the most common confessions she hears from working moms. From I m tired of apologizing when I try so hard to please everyone to I stress about falling behind at work when my kid needs extra attention, Cove explores the difficulties faced by working momsand provides real-life anecdotes, helpful new perspectives, and mom-tested strategies for dealing each one. Full of hilariousand humblingstories from women who are trying to have it all, I Love Mondays will help working moms everywhere alleviate their anxiety, hone their work-home juggling skills, and boost their confidence in their roles as professionals and as parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580054355
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michelle Cove is the director and a producer of the award-winning documentary Seeking Happily Ever After, distributed digitally by Lionsgate, and the author of Seeking Happily Ever After: How To Navigate the Ups and Downs of Being Single Without Losing Your Mind. The book and film have been featured in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Forbes, AOL News, Marie Claire, Bust, and numerous other publications.

Cove is also the co-author of the national bestseller I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You: A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict, which has been featured on several national talk shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and TODAY. Currently, Michelle is in production on her feature-length documentary Rise of the Onlies, and is Editor of 614: the HBI ezine, an online magazine that explores hot topics for young Jewish women. She is the former senior editor of Girls' Life magazine, and has been writing and editing for 15 years for magazines including MORE, Your Tango, Psychology Today, Mother Earth News, and Family Fun.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 The Sorry Loop 1

Chapter 2 Multitasking Mishaps 25

Chapter 3 Unexcused Absences 47

Chapter 4 On the Road Again 69

Chapter 5 The School Drop-and-Dash 93

Chapter 6 Friendship Hiatus 115

Chapter 7 Odd Woman Out at Work 139

Chapter 8 Heading Toward Burnout 163

Chapter 9 Blurred Boundaries at Home 187

Chapter 10 Frenemies and Family Critics 209

Chapter 11 "Sick Days" and Other Setbacks 229

Conclusion 249

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