The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide: Field-Tested Strategies for Staying Smart, Sane, and Connected When You're Raising Kids at Home (Google eBook)

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Seal Press, Feb 1, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
18 Reviews
Melissa StantonOCOs "The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide" is an all-encompassing, truth-telling how-to book that addresses the many practical and psychological issues facing stay-at-home moms today.
How do you create time for yourself? Is there really time to do it all (feed the kids, keep them busy, clean the house, balance the checkbook, and take a shower)? How do you deal with the absence of the ?professional you?
An invaluable resource for mothers, "The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide" includes interviews with stay-at-home moms, discussions with experts (family therapists, educators, medical specialists, career counselors), checklists to help you make the most of your time and keep you balanced, and Melissa StantonOCOs own experiences leaving a career as an editor for People magazine to become a stay-at-home mom herself."
  

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Review: The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide: Field-Tested Strategies for Staying Smart, Sane, and Connected When You're Raising Kids at Home

User Review  - Stacy - Goodreads

I took this book out from my local library as I'm now a SAHM, it was okay read. I was really hoping for more practical advice on day to day type stuff. While the book helped in assuring me that I am ... Read full review

Review: The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide: Field-Tested Strategies for Staying Smart, Sane, and Connected When You're Raising Kids at Home

User Review  - Mrs. Brown - Goodreads

After much deliberation, I decided that I liked this book. I didn't want to like it at first. The feminist undertones and use of the courageous-career-woman-turned-mom model made me feel like the book ... Read full review

Contents

Why is StayatHome Motherhood Something to Survive? 1
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From the Author 9
9
The Survey and Other Details 13
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Walking Away from Having It All 17
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Whats Great and Not So Great about Beinga StayatHome Mom? 21
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1 The Best of Times the Worst of Times 25
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2 A Day in the Life 37
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3 Several Kids Special Needs but Still Just One You 61
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Whos the Expert? 209
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10 The Mommy Brain or Why We Often Cant Think Straight 225
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11 Get Me Out of Here 243
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12 You Gotta Have Friends 259
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13 Surviving and Seeking Solitary Confinement and Other Strategies for Staying Sane 285
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14 Wheres My StandIn? 315
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15 Making Your Comeback or Not 335
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Taking Pride in What We Do 355
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4 JackieofAllTrades 83
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5 Money Matters 111
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6 Ms or Mrs Smith? 155
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7 True Love + Kids Real Life 173
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8 Sex and the StressedOut StayatHome Mom 189
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Afterword 371
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Final Words of Wisdom from the Experts 375
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The Moms You Met 379
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About the author (2009)

Prior to becoming a Stay-at-Home mom, Melissa Stanton was an editor at People and LIFE magazines. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Parenting, Redbook, and Organize. She lives with her family in a rural suburb of Washington, D.C.

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