Are you tired, overwhelmed, and searching for the ever elusive “work-life balance”? You want an extraordinary, fulfilling career and you want to be an extraordinary, present mom—without sacrificing either.
How do moms who want to climb the career ladder and at the same time want to be present and amazing for their families do it? How do they stay happy, healthy, and not consistently stressed out to the max? How do they maintain friendships and relationships? How do they “do it all” without overwhelm and without guilt? How do they maintain balance?
Secrets of Supermom: How Extraordinary Moms Succeed at Work and Home and How You Can Too! provides the secrets you need to have both the career and family of your dreams.
Through bite-sized chapters and quick tips, you will learn how extraordinary moms succeed in their careers and with their family with inspiring stories, easy exercises and fast, how-to steps. You will learn:
-Why perfect balance is a lie
-The 4 key secrets every working mom must know
-How to prioritize your mind and your body for highest energy and success
-The critical skills to create a life you love at work, at home, and everywhere in between
Whether you want to get more done, conquer a big goal, increase your happiness and confidence, or become your very best self, the secrets in this book can help you achieve it. You want to feel like you are serving your family, serving your team, and serving yourself all in the best way you know how. Without guilt. Without apology.
You can be extraordinary in your career and an extraordinary mom.
You want it all. You can have it.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
After many years of friends and family members asking, "How do you do it all?" I decided to share all my secrets, big and small, in Secrets of Supermom. Every day I feel successful, fulfilled, productive and happy. I can't wait to help other busy, overwhelmed moms feel the same.
Introduction: The Supermom Is Dead
su·per·mom | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌmäm \
: an exemplary mother
: a woman who performs the traditional duties of housekeeping and child-rearing while also having a full-time job
“The supermom is dead,” they said.
“You don’t have to do everything.”
“You can have a happy family or a big career; you are going to need to choose,” they said.
“No one does it all anymore.”
“But, seriously, how do you do it all?” they asked.
Ah-ha! The real question. How do moms who want to climb the career ladder and at the same time want to be present and amazing for their families do it? How do they stay happy, healthy, and not consistently stressed out to the max? How do they maintain friendships and relationships? How do they “do it all” without overwhelm and without guilt? How do they maintain balance?
Hi! I’m Lori, and I am a supermom.
Eleven years ago in the midst of weekly travel and climbing the career ladder fast-track, I became a mom. Fast forward to today, and I am a forty-year-old, married mom of four. I have a successful career in corporate America, a husband who travels weekly, and still have time for family and friends. I have been the President of the Parent Teacher Student Association at our kids’ school, run a fulfilling side business as a newborn and family photographer, and volunteer.
“Who are you?” they asked. “How can you possibly do all this and still be happy? How are you not just completely burned out? How do you always have so much energy?”
For a long time, I would laugh, maybe even a little embarrassed, and just say, “I don’t know,” or “I just do it, I guess.” I always thought that I was just doing what everyone else was doing.
I come from a long line of working women. My Grandma Marylou worked for sixteen years at Western Electric at a time when most women were stay-at-home moms. My Ahmah Betty—seriously, never call her “Grandma”—was a hospital and traveling nurse for over forty-five years. My mom went to dental hygiene school while pregnant with me and has been a dental hygienist for over forty years.
I remember other moms always being blown away by my mom. They couldn’t believe that she worked and kept a spotless house. She did laundry every day. She cooked dinner every night. She always wore makeup (still does) and always looked gorgeous (still does). She took us to soccer practice and dance lessons and school activities. She made quilts and taught us to paint and make earrings. It was like she had unending energy. I really did learn from the best.
I have come to realize that those friends really meant the question: What was I doing differently that no one else was doing? How was I calm (mostly), happy (99% of the time), and still slaying the dragons of everyday life? How was I getting so much done on a consistent basis? What in the world was I doing?
I realized that these “tricks” of everyday life I learned along the way didn’t just come easily to everyone. Moms were not continuously adding to their arsenal of tools. They were instead adding responsibilities without the tools to handle them—and they were drowning.
Year to year, we seem to encounter pendulum swings. Society fluctuates back and forth. Moms are pressured to do everything and be everything. Next, moms should not do everything but should sacrifice. What about those of us that don’t want to sacrifice? We don’t need to do and be everything, but we do want it all. I want to be an extraordinary, career-driven woman, and I want to be an extraordinary, present mom. To top it off, I want to be the best at both. I have worked hard to gain the skills to be great at my career and the skills to be an amazing mom.
The biggest secret is that perfect balance is a lie. We are all looking for work-life balance. In surveying and interviewing nearly two hundred moms for this book, over 40% said they couldn’t seem to figure out balance. Do you know why? It does not exist. You will never be perfectly balanced between work and home and relationships and friends and family and…you name it. What you will learn is how to feel like you are giving your best to your job, your best at home, and your best to everything else. You will learn to take care of yourself. You will learn to put first things first and let go of guilt. This is true balance.
Do you want to be a better mom, better at your career, better at feeling balanced, and better at avoiding burnout? I am excited to share this book with you. It includes tangible tools and secrets that I have personally used to make my life at work and at home stronger, better, and more successful. In many cases, the skills that make me great at my job also make me a great mom, and the skills that make me a great mom also make me great at my job. I have backed it up with stories and even with a little bit of research that shows what I have picked up along the way actually works.
This book is my way of saving supermom. I see you. You want a career or a business or a side hustle. At the same time, you want to be available, happy, and a role model to your kids. You want to feel like you are serving your family, serving your team, and serving yourself all in the best way you know how. Without guilt. Without apology.
You want it all. You can have it. I can show you how.
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