How to Avoid the Mommy Trap

A Roadmap for Sharing Parenting and Making It Work

Julie Shields

The essential guide for mothers and potential mothers who want to share childrearing responsibilities with men.
Date Published :
August 2002
Publisher :
Capital Books
Series :
Capital Ideas
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781892123886
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 8 X 5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781931868556
Pages : 238
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Typically, when a woman gets pregnant, she considers whether to give up or cut back on her career, or surrender her child to daycare or a nanny. Now families have other alternatives. Fathers can stay home, work flexibly, go part-time, or help out so stay-at-home-mothers enjoy personal fulfillment too. Prepared women can choose the lives they want by following the common sense prescriptions in "How to Avoid the Mommy Trap." Julie Shields interviewed marital counselors, childcare workers, negotiation experts, employers, child development experts, and parents to find out how to create a family balance. How to Avoid the Mommy Trap emphasizes real-life solutions and strategies, and highlights common missteps. Weaving research and anecdote together, Julie Shields demonstrates the value and efficacy of a new parenting paradigm - sharing. This sensible primer is for every parent thinking about having children but wondering if and how to balance work, parenthood, and life. Author Events August 15, 2003 - WCUB Breakfast Club, 10 a.m. August 26, 2003 - WFHR Radio, 10 a.m. August 27, 2003 - WBKC, 8:30a.m. August 29, 2003 - KLPW Radio, 12:10 p.m. September 12, 2003 into September 13, 2003 - WBZ Radio, 1 a.m. September 13, 2003 - WFAS "Here’s to Your Good Health," 11 a.m. September 27, 2003 - KTKK Interviews & Interactions with Linda Strasberg, 5:30 p.m. October 29, 2003 - Speaking Engagement at the 92nd Street Y in New York City November 1, 2003 - WFHG 92.7 FM / WXBQ "The Barbara McFaddin Show," 10am

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