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A Book Review: Back To Work After Baby


Back to Work After Baby Lori K, Mihalich-Levin is a book that gives advice to working mothers returning to the work. It gives it to mamas raw and honest. It doesn't try to sugarcoat it and some moms may be grateful for it. However, for moms who want more and crave hope at the end of the mundane tunnel, it may fall flat.


Before concluding that the author failed to achieve her goal, keep its purpose in mind. 


The book says describes its purpose as "How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return From Maternity Leave". 

So, it is really a textbook.

How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave

And, textbooks are not designed to be inspiring. They are not sexy. Instead, they are designed to impart information. So, the book achieved its goal.

Returning to work after having a baby is daunting both personally and practically. And mothers need help. Personally, your hormones are raging and you are so in love with your baby that you can't possibly imagine how you're going to leave it. Practically, you have to figure out how to accomplish all of your job duties while incorporating a second full time job, being a mom. Those who master this time well, have created logistically complex plans that help promote their success.

Creating those plans can be hard. However, with a book like this, it is much easier. Consider this, chances are you had concerns about balancing your work and your life before you ever got pregnant. Now, that you're returning to work after having a baby the challenge is greater still. Working motherhood, especially after having your first child, can be overwhelming because there's no official guidebook. This book can serve that purpose. It can help you strut back to the in your stilettos, calmly manage your days, and have no few days where you are crying in your car on the way to work!

For additional information about the book and the author's e-course, click here.

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