I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam

This book was fine. I don’t think there was anything particularly ground breaking in here, but it did give an insight into how ”successful” women manage their schedules. The criteria was: women making $100,000, and had a child under the age of 18 living at home. She explained her reasoning for focusing on this group, since society has certain ideas of how a mother should behave and wanted to show that it was possible to have the family life and a great career. The main points were that these women did focus on their careers, but also found time in the gaps between family time to make sure they were putting enough hours in. Family time was a focus, and there were some work sacrifices also made in terms of maintaining the family balance. The overall takeaway was that both career and family is possible. Just think outside the box and get creative on how you can make time for both. It may not look the same week-to-week, but as long as you are happy, can manage it, the family is happy, and you are doing what you need to do in your job, it is certainly possible.

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