When I started reading “TORN, True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood,” I was hoping to get some tips from moms like me who juggle a lot of things like work, hobbies, kids, etc. What I actually got was a sense of relief that I am not alone.
I started reading “Torn” one evening before I went to bed. I got just a few pages into the book and I was crying. It wasn’t because the book was sad, it was because I realized how many moms out there are like me. They juggle too much, but it’s mostly because they feel like they have to, whether to support their family, give themselves a sense of self-worth or just because they can’t say no. I finally felt like all the things busy moms never say outloud were written on the pages of this book. I finally felt like I wasn’t alone.
Whether you are a working mom, stay-at-home-mom or a combination of the two “Torn” has stories that will appeal to you.
In “TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood,” 47 women examine the conflict between the need to nurture and the need to work, and reveal their creative solutions for having the best of both worlds.
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Like so many others like me, I’m a single, working parent. I feel the pressure to perform well at work because I’m supporting the two of us. At home, I feel inadequate because I’ve been at work all day and my time is limited with my 9-year-old daughter. Three years after the divorce I’m now dating a wonderful man but I don’t have much time for him either. Being the oldest child means that you are driven to excelling in every situation. Somehow it all works out and there are many single moms in the same situation who may not have the resources I do. Somehow it all works out…but boy am I tired along the way!
I work from home which I thought would make things easy…not so. However, it does make things easier. I try to separate my work hours from my family time whenever possible. It’s hard when your office is in the house.