The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide


Are you a stay-at-home Mom? Know anyone that is?

Then you might be interested in swinging by Symposia Bookstore tommorrow. On Wednesday October 1, 2008 at 11am, you can meet Melissa Stanton, author of the book “The Stay at Home Survival Guide.”

Meet the Author:

melissa-stanton-the-stay-at-home-survival-guide-hoboken-symposia-bookstore.jpgWednesday, October 1, 2008
Symposia Bookstore
510 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ

Dubbed a “support-group-in-a-book” for stay-at-home moms, “The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide: Field-tested strategies for staying smart, sane, and connected while caring for your kids” (Seal Press/Perseus Books $15.95) is a must-have book for any woman who is a stay-at-home mom or is thinking about becoming one.

This non-Mommy Wars book, by a People magazine editor turned stay-at-home mother of three, has been praised as a totally honest, unsentimental look at the joys and challenges of leaving the paid workforce to work 24/7 as a hands-on, at-home mom.

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Tama Murden

Typo, sorry. $70K!!/year.

Tama Murden

Well…I guess a great identified niche-market, for a former People Magazine editor. Clever woman.

Guess it will be a stroller-maelstrom in front of Symposia, for this event.

“Stay at Home Mom”? That’s the problem head-set. You are working. It’s that you’re not working outside the home.

Try tallying up all you do & what that would cost if you hired someone to do same. Lowball: $70/year.

And not factored into the GNP, alas. (The eminent, progressive economist, John Kenneth Galbraith, had a brilliant essay about the value of “women’s work,” in the early ’80’s. Recall it was in Ms.)

Maybe not what some commanded before deciding to not work outside of the home. But still not chump-change.

Barbara Ehrenreich has also written wonderfully on this subject.

And then there’s always Freidan’s classic, “The Feminine Mystique.”

“The Problem That Has No Name” seems timeless. Better to use yoga instead of Milltown!