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Books Make a Difference

Moms influence. Moms read books. In the May issue of Books Make A Difference magazine, mom bloggers discuss how blogs and books have made a difference in their lives.

In honor of Mother’s Day, the online magazine will feature mom bloggers in its Turn the Page column. The blog-style article, with contributions from four different blogging moms, will be the jump-off point for an extensive blog-hopping conversation. I was invited to take part in the Books Make a Difference-sponsored bloghop.

So what difference do I hope my book about motherhood, and my blog posts, will have for other moms? Two years ago, I did research to find a self-help book for working moms with babies or toddlers who were recovering from the economic slowdown. That book did not exist … so I decided to write my own.

I was looking to hear from working moms who were struggling either at home or at work. I selected career moms who were willing to share their unique stories, and posed them questions about their tension between family and career. Through my research, I found that many were exhausted from working full time and managing their household, fearful of losing their job, working longer hours for the same pay, and so forth.

I hope Mastering the Mommy Track helps other moms who are faced with questions such as: My husband has been out of work for over a year, what should we do? I lost my main client, where do I go from here? How can I alleviate my stress level during this trying time?

Some of the women featured in my book are bloggers. How did I start blogging? I had to start blogging on working mother topics because I was writing a book on career mom issues. Every author today has to have a blog page just like every business needs to have a blog.

When inspiration about motherhood hits me, I try to blog about it. My first priority is paying clients and prospecting for new business.  However, I do push out a blog every month or so, with the goal of encouraging other moms to take care of themselves, seek help when needed and take control of their careers.

Moms, if you have experienced setbacks like those in Mastering the Mommy Track–dust yourself off and get back on your feet. Tomorrow is a new day, with fresh opportunities to pursue. We face challenges today our parents’ generation never had to face—record unemployment, terrorist attacks, and so forth.

Blogging has brought me in touch with a virtual and local community of other mom bloggers. We’re all in this together…



Elodie Ransley

Nice to meet you via this bloghop! I’ve recently been slowly getting back into work outside the home after almost 5 years as a SAHM. I admire the way career moms balance it all!

Gina B

Great program! I certainly agree, books DO make a difference! I’m always reading at least 3 of them at a time, lol. Glad you are part of this program!


Thanks for writing a book it is so hard to find a balance with kids and work. will check out the column.

Nicole @ One Punky Mama

Books ARE amazing. You’re helping so many mamas by putting that information out there when apparently nobody else was writing about it.

Steph @latte and legos

It’s so awesome that you wrote a book to help so many women’s lives! Great job! Will check out that magazine!

The Books Make a Difference Team

Hi Erin,
Thanks again for the great work you are doing through your book to make a difference for moms. We appreciate your voice in this project, and we hope you are helped to continue to make a difference for many more women.

thanks again,
Books Make a Difference Team

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