Working moms, this book is for you. Did you know you are doing your children a disservice by being selfish and working outside the home? They will probably become criminals all because you put your selfish need to work above your kids. Lucky for you, this author is here to straighten you out.
I just want to laugh/snap at the author for thinking that all women have a choice in working. The author suggests that women with income challenges should take in sewing or sell baked goods. Of course this begs the question, if they are working at home, are they still giving their children the most of their time? Equally infuriating is implying that fathers just can’t do parenting as well as a mother.
Still irritated that we haven’t progressed as a society,
Another bad mommy (retired),
Personal Note : 20 plus years ago, I was told by a school official that my kid was a troublemaker because of my high powered library job. (I was a part-time library clerk and working on my MLIS at the time.) I tried to point out that he is a troublemaker because he is 12 and a smart ass, not because I have a job. So, to that particular individual that concluded that I was going to ruin my kid with my job priorities, I would like to tell you that my kid ended up a contributing member of society, gainfully employed, and NOT sponging off his parents. He is still a smart ass, though.
This is one of those books that profess to fix your life and tell you how to have everything, also known as that elusive animal called work/life balance. I can tell you I personally have read what seems like a million of these books in my quest for the holy grail of perfect life, marriage, job and kids. You may indeed get it all one day, but it won’t be all at once and it won’t be because of a silly book.
I just love the “quizzes” in the book to help you sort out your issues. I am sure all of you will find them to be helpful as you move forward in your quest for the holy grail.
Submitter: The opening prolog to this books states “Used-car dealers are shady. Librarians are quiet and a bit boring.” Thanks for the compliment and associating us with lemon dealers. This book would have been a great choice for a library when it was first published. That was 1979. 35 years later, it’s time to find something a little more up to date.
Holly: It kills me that they were worried about how they’ll keep the house clean and the potential for affairs as women started to work. It also kills me that some women feel a need to justify NOT working these days. What a change in attitudes!