blogI read & reviewed Getting to 50/50: How Working Parents Can Have It All by Sharon Meers & Joanna Strober a couple of weeks ago on Liberating Working Moms. Sadly, life got in the way of my sharing that giveaway with y’all before now. {But I’ve enjoyed this book so much I’m considering in the future giving away my copy because it’s that good.} So good in fact that I had too much to say for one post.

So while it’s still fresh in my mind, I wrote a follow up post for Liberating Working Moms about what we gain from working. Getting to 50/50 spends the first third of the book on this topic. I shared my favorites & why over on LWM this morning.

I feel like as working mothers, we often hear {& even talk amongst ourselves} of what we lose by having a career and family. Things like extra time during the day with our kiddos, the ability to sign them up for the early afternoon dance class, to make it to the 11a library story time.

In reading Getting to 50/50, I learned there’s a whole other side of the coin that we working mothers can & probably should focus on: what we, our spouses & our children gain by us having a job beyond motherhood.

Jump over to LWM What We Gain from Working with me to read the rest? I’d love to hear your thoughts {working moms & stay at home moms alike} on this subject.