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Download Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samantha Parent Walravens Narrator: Catherine Treadgold Publisher: Coffeetown Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Real mothers. Real careers. Real conflict.

Striking the right balance between career and motherhood is one of the most stressful, heart-wrenching tasks facing women today. In Torn, 46 women examine the conflict between the need to nurture and the need to work, and reveal creative solutions for having the best of both worlds. The stories in the collection offer hope and inspiration, but they also reveal the messy realities of modern motherhood and life's inevitable crises, both small and large: from breast pump mishaps to battles with cancer; diaper blowouts to debilitating depression; competitive cupcake baking to coming home from war.

In the end, the listener can take comfort in the knowledge that there is no perfect mother; nor is there a perfect balance when it comes to kids and career. The real challenge facing women today is not juggling their many roles, but realigning their expectations of what is possible and accepting that success does not equal doing it all.

Torn was selected as a Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal Winner for 2011.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/14/2014

    " For any mom, working out of the home, working from home, staying at home, working part-time, etc., etc. This collection of essays is heart-wrenching, delightful, and inspiring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/1/2014

    " Good book with lots of food for thought. Series of essays from mothers balancing / choosing not to balance work outside the home and motherhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Barrett | 1/19/2014

    " The stories were beautifully written. Wish they would have been a little more upbeat about the prospects of finding a healthy balance between work and parenthood. Not all women today are "torn." Definitely an enjoyable and enlightening read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy Mumma | 1/19/2014

    " Some essays were great, some less so, but it felt like there were broad gaps in the perspectives offered. "

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