I think I smell a little controversy ... As a work at home mom (WAHM), even I was a little taken aback when I read about this new Chicken Soup for the Soul book published in Greenwich and edited by a Stamford mom: Power Moms: 101 Stories Celebrating the Power of Choice for Stay at Home and Work from Home Moms
Sounds harmless enough, right? But if you read the book's description, you'll see that the book features stories from moms who have left the traditional workforce to be a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) or work-from-home (WAHM). I have yet to read the book, but I sense that it glorifies moms who are lucky enough to spend a decent amount of time with their kids. In turn, does it knock moms who either choose or who are forced to work out of the home? I don't know. We shall see... I'm definitely picking up a copy of the book and plan to attend a reading and booksigning with the book's editor, Wendy Walker, at The New Canaan Library on April 21 at 7:30.
In the meantime, how do you define "POWER MOM"? Is a mom's power determined by whether she works full time, part time, from home or not at all? I would have to say that as long as a mom is actively involved in her children's lives and instilling good values and kindness in them, then she is a Power Mom. Not everyone has the luxury to be home with their kids full time. What do you think?