If you are thinking of quitting work once you have a baby, or have already quit to have a baby and wonder how to get back in the workforce, attorney Monica Samuels and journalist J.C. Conklin have you in mind. In Comeback Moms: How to Leave Work, Raise Children, and Jumpstart Your Career Even if You Haven’t Had a Job in Years they dispense good advice for making a graceful exit from work when you’re taking time off to be a full-time mom, and sound strategies for a smooth re-entry into the workforce. Although the authors devote much of the book to helping you manage workplace changes, including boss and co-worker expectations, they also discuss the impact on your personal life. They deal squarely with uncomfortable issues such as possible spousal resentment when you’re not working, dealing with friends and relatives who might question your decisions and sorting out your self-definition, desires and goals as you make the transitions. Delivered in a friendly style, the book draws on experiences of working mothers from many professions, and provides insights from career counselors, economists and employers. The authors discuss the range of options for going back to work: full- or part-time, changing careers and becoming an entrepreneur. Ellen R. Marsden writes from Mason, Ohio.
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