Sunday, August 28, 2016

Book Review - Mommy Needs a Raise


Um, excuse me, but . . . do these children come with dental?

Sarah Parshall Perry knew that raising kids would be different from climbing the corporate ladder. But she wasn't ready for just how different. Wasn't a job just a job? And what was that on her shirt? Sarah left the corporate world with a plan to win at mothering and was downright blindsided. Nothing went as planned, everything was foreign, and her bosses didn't always understand her value to the organization.

With her signature wit, lawyer-turned-stay-at-home-mommy Sarah says what all of us are thinking when we trade annual reports for homework help and sleepless nights. Sarah invites you to laugh alongside her in the "Are you kidding me?!" moments that come with the job of growing people. Crossing the divide between "employee" and "mother" is hard. But thankfully, it's also hilarious.

This book isn't just her story. It's your story. The story of every mother who gives up one thing to get something better--and ends up finding out what she's worth along the way.


Sarah Parshall Perry is a Maryland-based writer and free-lance journalist. The author of three books, short stories, op-eds, and white papers, her experience spans topics ranging from education reform and law, to lifestyle, marriage and family, and disability. Sarah has worked with local, national, traditional, and new media publications, bringing her law degree and 20 years of writing experience to bear on some of the day's most pressing issues.


This book is a great book for any mom who still has children at home! For the first time mom or the mom who has years of experience, you'll definitely glean something great from this fantastic book.

I really like how Sarah encourages moms to live their own family traditions and not to compare your family to other families or yourself with other moms that you think have it all together. We all know there is no such thing and putting this kind of pressure on ourselves is just not good. The greatest thing I loved is how she made me feel like being a stay at home mom was a worthy thing to do when the world tells us different. I absolutely loved her encouragement!

She was a lawyer/agent who made the decision to stay at home with her three children and she shares her life very openly and honestly. It's a very easy book to read and I greatly enjoyed her humor sprinkled throughout. It made the book so fun to read while also focusing on an important subject.

This is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it to the moms out there who are staying at home or are thinking they would like to. You'll learn a lot and laugh along the way. I give this book 5 our of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Revell Reads

Blessings - Julie

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