I found reference to a great new book in the always helpful Kristie T’s Home-Biz-a-Palooza blog. I am going to buy a copy as soon as I find the energy to go downstairs and get the credit card out of my purse (it has been a long day!).
It is called Bye Bye Boardroom: Confessions from a New Breed of Stay-at-Home Moms by Rachel Hamman
The forward explains it best:
"When I made the leap from corporate America to carpool America, I didn’t know what I was in for. The seemingly simple move of trading in my briefcase for a diaper bag unearthed a mountain of emotions that I was not quite ready or equipped to deal with.
As a formerly confident, organized and effective leader, I found myself having to navigate in uncharted territory. I had negotiated big contracts, landed mammoth business deals, created corporations and gone toe-to-toe with savvy CEO’s, but nothing had prepared me for being a fulltime Stay-At-Home Mom.
The last year has been an incredible journey. Initially, I experienced a loss of identity, feelings of isolation and pure dread. Throughout the transition, however, I realized that these feelings were extremely natural occurrences and that a multitude of women were finding themselves wracked in guilt for not loving every minute of being home with their children. I emerged from the year with a renewed sense of self and an empowering way to redefine Women’s Lib.
“Bye-Bye-Boardroom; Confessions From a New Breed Of Stay-At-Home Moms” is intended to be a comical, yet earnest, look into the hearts and minds of women who have already made the transition out of the boardroom. I extend a heartfelt thanks to the women who were willing to share their intimate stories about being a Stay-At-Home Mom. When you open these pages, you are treated to a glimpse of each of their lives, coupled with a peak at their souls. "
I can’t wait to dive in and read the stories. I am hoping it includes examples of people like me: stay-at-home-and-work-at-your-business-while-your-kid-sleeps-or-is-occupied-with-toys-for-5-minutes-mom.