The Superwoman myth is responsible for pressure put on many mums – do you feel you have to be a great mum AND do a fab job at work too? Although we’re moved on from the shoulder padded suit wearing image of the eighties, we’re still juggling and trying to stay on top of everything home, family and work related. Step Aside Super Woman: Career & Family is for Any Woman is a helpful book for any new mum who is wondering how to match up work and home.
In the book, Christine Brown-Quinn points out how many of the skills she learnt in her business career are applicable to raising a family. Commitment, Communication and Conflict Management are all key elements to successful work and home life. Christine’s advice definitely rings true for me – I’ve found my business and family skills have developed alongside each other.
If you like this sort of book, you’ll also like Kids and Co.: Winning Business Tactics for Every Family, written by mum to three and founder of White Ladder Press Roni Jay.