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  • Writer's pictureGalia Gichon

Girl's Guide to Being a Working Mom

Updated: Jul 15, 2019

My dear colleague Caitlin Friedman, co-author with Kimberly Yorio of the popular Girls Guide series (The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business, The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (without Being a Bi.tch), The Girl's Guide to Kicking Your Career into Gear) has just written a fantastic new book: “The Girl’s Guide to Being a Working Mom: Happy at Work, Happy at Home.” (Broadway)

I have read them all and have found them to be extremely useful (disclosure, I contributed money tips to this one and the first one).  They are super resourceful with a modern voice that represent today’s woman.  Caitlin and Kimberly shared a few motivating and resourceful tips from their new book with me.  They spoke to me immediately!  Pick up your Girl’s Guide

Let go of working mom guilt because it doesn’t do anyone any good and it makes it hard to be 100% present at home or at work.Start delegating to your staff and your spouse—you can’t do it all and you shouldn’t have to do it all (even if you are better at a lot of it).Remind yourself that you are doing the best you can.Accept that you and your life is a work in progress so your needs, desires, fears, goals are constantly shifting all of these changes go into high gear once you become a mother.Help make your company, family friendly by supporting the mothers you work with.Buy yourself something occasionally.  No one is going to do it for you.  Keep it to a specific dollar amount so you stay in your budget, but you deserve a treat.

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