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American Moms on the Brink

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Regular Price $18

Regular Price $23.5 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around August 28, 2013. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

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Aug 28, 2013

Page Count

392 Pages

ISBN-13

9781580055239

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An intimate and revealing examination of today’s motherhood overload crisis Winner of a Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award
Katrina Alcorn was a 37-year-old mother with a happy marriage and a thriving career when one day, on the way to Target to buy diapers, she had a breakdown. Her carefully built career shuddered to a halt, and her journey through depression, anxiety, and insomnia — followed by medication, meditation, and therapy — began.

Alcorn wondered how a woman like herself, with a loving husband, a supportive boss, three healthy kids, and a good income, was unable to manage the demands of having a career and a family. Over time, she realized that she wasn’t alone; many women were struggling to do it all — and feeling as if they were somehow failing as a result.

Mothers are the breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, yet the American workplace is uniquely hostile to the needs of parents. Weaving in surprising research about the dysfunction between the careers and home lives of working mothers, as well as the consequences to women’s health, Alcorn tells a deeply personal story about “having it all” failing miserably, and what comes after. Ultimately, she offers readers a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to live and work.

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