Reinventing Ourselves After Motherhood: How Former Career Women Refocus Their Personal and Professional Lives After the Birth of a Child

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Contemporary Books, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 253 pages
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One of the toughest decisions a new mother faces is whether or not to return to work and in what capacity. Women who have spent their adult lives building a career may now find that balancing both child and job just doesn't work. In the tradition of recent, acclaimed titles such as When Work Doesn't Work Anymore and A Mother's Place, at-home-lawyer-turned-author Susan E. Lewis explores the hows and whys of making the decision to halt or alter a career, and the professional, social, and emotional ramifications that may result.

From reidentifying oneself among peers to the changing relationship with one's spouse, Lewis uses insightful anecdotes, humor, and compassion to help women cope with and thrive during this challenging transition.

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Review: Reinventing Ourselves After Motherhood: How Former Career Women Refocus Their Personal and Professional Lives After the Birth of a Child

User Review  - Laurarsolomon - Goodreads

Generally think feminism is flawed because it uses male standards to set goals for women. But this was a good read and a reasonable perspective on trying to meld the at home mom into a "working" mom Read full review

Review: Reinventing Ourselves After Motherhood: How Former Career Women Refocus Their Personal and Professional Lives After the Birth of a Child

User Review  - Lyn - Goodreads

Excellent! This was the book I was looking for - and is just what the title says it is: how career women refocus after having children. This book was written over 10 years ago, but it still so relevant today. I found myself wanting to underline the entire book. Incredibly helpful for me. Read full review

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CHAPTER FIVE
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About the author (1999)

Lewis is a journalist.

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