For The Woman Who Doesn't Know How She Does It Earlier this year there was a movie out with Sarah Jessica Parker called \u201cI Don\u2019t Know How She Does It.\u201d \u00a0I had read the book a few years ago with my book club and can I just say \u2013 it pissed me off! Here\u2019s the short skippy on the book plot (I think the movie is slightly different). The main character is a powerful business woman.\u00a0 She is one of the top investment bankers in a London firm and loves what she does.\u00a0 She\u2019s got a wonderful husband and a couple of kids to complete the picture.\u00a0 The only problem is that she\u2019s never really happy doing anything. When she\u2019s doing powerful investment deals, she\u2019s feeling guilty about not being with her kids and having to purchase pre-made cakes for the bake sale.\u00a0 When she\u2019s doing the mommy thing, she\u2019s feeling wistful about not being the powerful executive that she is.\u00a0 Throughout the book hilarity ensues as you follow her inner conflict. If you\u2019re a working mom \u2013 this might resonate with you.\u00a0 I am a working mom and I just didn\u2019t get it.\u00a0 I mean, no one stuck a gun to her head and forced her into either choice.\u00a0 She chose her career, she chose her family \u2013 but she honestly didn\u2019t have a clue about how to manage her choices.\u00a0 And this is what ultimately softened me up to her plight. I think she should have had a copy of Mastering the Mommy Track: Juggling Career and Kids in Uncertain Times\u00a0by Erin Flynn Jay(@ErinFJay). \u00a0I received a review copy of the book and read through it fairly quickly \u2013 it\u2019s under 200 pages and just right for busy moms. These Days "Working Mom" Isn't Always A Choice My favorite thing about this book is Flynn Jay\u2019s acknowledgement and focus on the fact that being a working mom isn\u2019t always a choice.\u00a0 When the economy took a tumble and the traditional male head of household turned into a stay-at-home head of household, many women found themselves going into the workforce somewhat forcibly. While women quickly adapted to the challenge, family routines have been much slower to change;\u00a0 women were still primarily responsible for housework, organizing children\u2019s activities and a variety of other soft, hidden but powerful responsibilities. Mastering the Mommy Track is just what the doctor ordered for any working mom who is looking to bring some sense of balance and normalcy to the chaos that is often her life. Mastering the Mommy Track\u00a0Covers It All Erin Flynn Jay covers just about anything and everything that impacts a working mom\u2019s life.\u00a0 There are four main categories to the book: Home:\u00a0 I think this section will get a lot of stressed-out moms crying or at least sniffing as they read through it.\u00a0 Working moms who are feeling the stress of over scheduling, finances and not enough time to spend with their partners will find helpful tips and advice that they can implement as they see fit. Health:\u00a0 This is a relatively short section dedicated mostly to sleep deprivation and nutrition.\u00a0 I like that she honed in on the biggest issues and didn\u2019t add more to the already overflowing health concerns so many women have. Parenting: In this section, Flynn Jay offers lots of tips from experts on day care as well as other child care options. Work-Life Issues:\u00a0 And the book ends with the idea of balance between home and work.\u00a0 The primary topic in this section is time-management.\u00a0 No surprises there, but lots of fantastic advice from several experts. What You Will Love About Mastering the Mommy Track Maybe you\u2019ll laugh and I\u2019m sure that Erin Flynn Jay will blush at this.\u00a0 But this is a sort of Dr. Spock book for working moms.\u00a0 The biggest difference is that while Dr. Spock\u2019s books were extremely comprehensive, Mastering the Mommy Track is an easily digestible compilation of just the 20% of the most critical elements of successfully getting through life as a working mom. Another wonderful feature of this short, but useful, book is that the author has crammed about as many experts in this book as any page or paragraph can hold.\u00a0 So, even though the book is compact, it\u2019s chock full of expert advice. Hmmm, maybe it\u2019s like some of those new laundry detergents on the marketing that have more detergent and less water and come in a smaller container. What Makes Erin Flynn Jay An Expert? Erin Flynn Jay is a lot like the working moms she\u2019s writing for and about.\u00a0 Since 2001, Erin has been promoting authors of new books and small businesses in all industries. She has expertise in successfully obtaining print, online and broadcast media placements for experts and authors.\u00a0 She\u2019s also a wife and the mother of two young daughters.\u00a0 So she speaks from experience. You\u2019ll love her writing style and the way she collects and combines the stories of real people along with the advice of experts.\u00a0 Erin is proof positive that you don\u2019t need a long list of degrees or celebrity to build credibility.\u00a0 What you need is a strong commitment to providing what your audience is hungry for. Mastering the Mommy Track is a book that every working mom should read.