Sunday, June 07, 2009
Chicken Soup: Power Moms
If I am looking for a gift for someone, Chicken Soup books are a frequent choice. Like this one, they are filled with short heart-warming essays all centered on a particular theme. In this case, the theme was women who chose to give up working outside the home to stay home with their children. The stories tell of the difficulty making the choice to leave the workforce, of the grind of being home with only kids all day, of working from home, of gaining support from other moms and of the joy of being there for your kids. I think this book would be a perfect gift for a new mom who has chosen to stay home with her kids--and a real guilt inducer for one who'd prefer to stay home but has decided it is best for her family if she did not.