I’m working on my first book, From Board Rooms to High Chairs! In my past life I worked as a social worker at a community action agency. I was the manager of the Family Services Department. I managed 11 different programs, wrote grants for these programs, completed all the reporting requirements for these programs, and was actively involved in networking, meetings, and etc. On top of all of that, I provided direct case management, enrolled people in to our programs, offered direct financial assistance and helped folks find other resources. My days were busy and I loved it!
After the twins were born, I decided it was better to stay home and raise my boys. I went from a fast-paced environment to days in the sandbox and about a gazillion diaper changes. Raising kids has a multitude of challenges, and it can be just as stressful, if not more so, than a job outside of the home. But balancing six kids, temper tantrums and clingy behavior is not quite the same as balancing eleven different funding programs. When I had time to think about it, I missed my old job. And my “old self”.
Moms who had a career before becoming a stay-at-home mom face a unique set of challenges. They face different issues than other moms. They may have a hard time with the slower pace during the day, or with less stimulating work. Repetitive chores can be mind-numbing. Speaking only with a two-year-old all day long can be stifling. They may lose their identity, or feeling of self-worth. They might feel like they aren’t contributing members of society anymore. They may face depression.
From Board Rooms to High Chairs will address all the unique challenges moms transitioning out of the work force may face. It will challenge moms to look at their new position as their career. It will teach moms how to set their new job descriptions, work hours, and daily activities. From Board Rooms to High Chairs will be a practical, hands-on guide for moms now working at home. After all, being a mom is the hardest job any of us will ever do.
If you are a stay-at-home mom, or have been, at one time, and would like to complete a survey and/or be interviewed for this book, please sign up by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Interview Me” in the subject line of the email.