Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
The American Psychological Association reports that women experience heightened levels of stress during the holidays. To combat this, author Liz O’Donnell offers some helpful suggestions in a recent Huffington Post article and interview with Good Day Sacramento. Here are some ways busy working mothers can beat the holiday stress:
1. Skip sending Christmas cards this year. Save time, energy, and the planet.
2. Recycle an old holiday outfit, instead of stressing over buying a new one.
3. Avoid the mall. Online shopping and express delivery are time, money, and sanity savers.
4. Shorten the gift list. Generosity does not alleviate stress.
5. Gift bags > Gift wrapping.
6. Don’t worry about holiday dieting. Indulge and enjoy.
7. Keep the “Elf” off the shelf. It’s not necessary to partake in every tradition.
Liz O’Donnell is a want-to-be mogul, busy working mother and sometimes maid. A public relations executive by day, Liz counsels clients ranging from large financial institutions to early-stage technology startups on traditional and social media communications strategies.
Liz is also the founder of Hello Ladies, an award winning website smart, busy women. Forbes named Hello Ladies one of the 100 Best Websites for Women in 2013. This November, Liz published her first book Mogul, Mom, & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman (Bibliomotion, November 5, 2013).
Mogul, Mom, & Maid takes an honest look at how women are balancing home life and career. The pressures of child rearing, coupled with an unfulfilling corporate culture, are too great to be ignored.
The book will resonate with readers as it addresses the everyday struggles of modern women, like:
-Women as the new breadwinner
-How housework affects women’s careers
-The gender gap, at work and at home
-Parenting vs. mothering
-Doing it all vs. Having it all
-Outdated school schedules
-Inflexible work policies
-Negotiating tips for women
Click to download a sample chapter from Mogul, Mom, & Maid.
Join Liz at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH on February 6, 2014 at 7pm for a discussion about the book.
Praise for Mogul, Mom, & Maid:
"This is the perfect moment for this important book which advances the conversation about how to provide and care for yourself and your family, while living a happy and meaningful life. Could there be a more important topic? Liz O’Donnell does a wonderful job combining the stories of real women, with helpful research, and specific action steps. Well done." –Jacki Zehner, CEO Women Moving Millions and former partner and managing director, Goldman Sachs
"In Mogul, Mom, & Maid, women breadwinners share their honest views on the challenges they face in reaching their true potential. While many of those challenges manifest at the conference table, they also manifest at the kitchen table. In giving voice to these women and the issues they face managing both work and home, O’Donnell helps crack the code on what’s holding women back and outlines practical steps to help women, their partners, and their employers redefine women’s relationships with and access to power." –Gloria Feldt, co-founder of Take The Lead and author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power
"O'Donnell gives us straight talk and a revealing inside look at an unsung and besieged heroine: the working woman. Drawing on scores of interviews, O’Donnell is a perceptive guide to the challenges posed by husbands (when present), children, workplaces, and women’s own hopes and doubts. Racing to keep pace with a relentless daily calendar and to-do list, the women you will meet here are gutsy pioneers who just might lead us toward a fairer society and a more sustainable balance between work and family." –Charles Derber, professor of sociology at Boston College, co-author of The New Feminized Majority: How Democrats Can Change America with Women’s Values and Sociopathic Society: A People’s Sociology of the United States