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Working Mother's Represented in Books

It’s coming around to that time to celebrate mothers and motherly figures.

Mothers hold us all together. They are the center of what holds us together. Grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, and other motherly figures are important to us. But one type of motherly figure is often unappreciated-the working mother. Working mothers play both roles, the mom and the hard office worker. They have to do double the work and get the job done. These books represent those supermoms.

  1. A Window Opens by Elizabeth Egan

This is a working mother story about a woman who has to make decisions in order to strive to have it all. However, every opportunity has a price and her struggle to keep it all afloat really shows her strength as a caring mother. After reading this you will really appreciate the working mother.

  1. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

This is a nonfiction book about general working mothers the workplace. It shows the struggles and stereotypes that women face in the workplace and teaches them how to move above it and reach their goals. This book not only shows a successful main character and working mother, it also is the ultimate self-help book for how to be the same way.

  1. I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson

This woman is a hedge fund operator AND a mother. This supermom deals with lack of sleep, trying to manage her work, and making homemade pies at 2am for her daughter’s school. Trying to juggle all the ultimate workload, people are often saying about her-just like title-I don’t know how she does it.

  1. Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry

A round of applause for this other supermom. A Wall Street executive who is trying to also be a mother and wife, this mother has to handle first on discrimination in the workplace. This book pushes against the norms and is a cheerleader for every woman who has been told by a man that she couldn’t, and proves them wrong.

  1. Faking Balance: Adventures in Work and Life by Lela Davidson

This book is a collection of essays about the multitasking mama. From freelance work, to office work, to taking care of her children, this book covers all types of a working mother. This book also has great humor about everyday family life that will hit home with other mothers. The essays have a good mix of tenderly emotional and humorous breaks that are great to read in any order.
These books help us appreciate our hard working motherly figures out there. Appreciate the multitasking, all-around mothers of the world this Mother’s Day.
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