Becca Carnahan tackles an important topic in a clever and humorous way. She empowers women to find what brings them joy and balance in a career and through life. Many self-empowerment books can be challenging to read. Becca’s relatable writing style had me staying up late just to finish the book (and I go to bed really early!!) Even though I am in a career I love, reading this book made me reflect on why I find so much joy in my work.
When Mommy Grows Up: A Guide to Parenting Yourself to a More Fulfilling Career is a funny and relatable career development book for moms who love to ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, but somewhere along the way have stopped asking themselves this same important question.
Tackling the “age 30 transition” with humor, wit, and practical advice, career coach, author, and mom, Becca Carnahan reframes lessons we teach our kids like “use your words,” “you to need to share,” and “make new friends” as career advice. From figuring out what’s next, to overcoming obstacles, to managing the logistics of a job search or entrepreneurial journey – it’s all covered in a way that’s accessible and fun!
Whether we are working full-time, working part-time, working from home, or working inside the home, mothers are all in some state of managing our careers, managing our families, and managing to laugh through it all. When Mommy Grows Up invites all moms to learn about themselves, define what success looks like to them, build new skills, and achieve their goals using proven methods and frameworks. And of course, find the humor in working mom life every step of the way.
About the Author
Becca Carnahan is a mom of two, writer, and career coach from Massachusetts. She is the founder of Becca Carnahan Career Coaching & Communications where she specializes in helping women find more joy and fulfillment in their work. She also writes and manages the working mom blog, With Love Becca, which helps women manage motherhood, manage careers, and manage to laugh through it all.
Becca gained her expertise in the career development field over a 13-year career at Harvard Business School, where she still works as a career coach, and while earning her Masters Degree in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
In addition to her career coaching work, Becca is also the author of Belinda Baloney Changes Her Mind, a fun and inspiring “when I grow up” children’s book and When Mommy Grows Up: A Guide to Parenting Yourself to a More Fulfilling Career