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It's not the glass ceiling, it's the sticky floor : and other things our daughters should know about marriage, work, and motherhood
Engberg, Karen.
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Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1999.
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203 pages ; 24 cm

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Karen Engberg, M.D., a physician whose practice has focused on women and children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
1. She Who Is Ready to Face Life Alone Is Ready to Get Marriedp. 17
Take Time to Make Timep. 18
Seek--Whatever That Means--and You Shall Findp. 21
Save Your Strengthp. 25
Look Past the Pecs, Listen Past the Promisesp. 28
Refuse to Be Intimidatedp. 34
Woman, Name Thyselfp. 38
Don't Worry, Be Healthyp. 41
2. Women Still Have the Babiesp. 49
Take Your Life in Your Own Handsp. 50
Pace Yourselfp. 53
Kiss the Status Quo Good-Byep. 57
Don't Kid Yourselfp. 60
See through the Happy Fatherp. 64
Bob and Weavep. 66
Hear Your Heart, Use Your Headp. 70
Raise Your Child Wisely and the Village Will Prosperp. 72
Educate Your Fantasiesp. 75
3. Choices Must Be Made, Prices Must Be Paidp. 79
Compose Your Own Storyp. 80
Believe What You Seep. 82
Believe What You Feelp. 86
Think Sequentially, Then Be Ready for Anythingp. 90
Swear by the "F" Wordp. 94
Hang on by Your Fingernailsp. 98
Make Yourself at Homep. 100
Workaholic Bewarep. 103
Remember the Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoep. 105
4. Fathers Are Different from Mothersp. 109
Synchronize Your Parenting Watchesp. 110
Tell It Like It Isp. 112
Make No Mistake, Sex Is Everythingp. 115
Expect the Guilt Gapp. 120
Question Kitchen Blindnessp. 122
Shape the Futurep. 126
5. It's Not the Glass Ceiling, It's the Sticky Floorp. 131
Get a Wifep. 131
Sweat the Small Stuffp. 135
Teach Your Children Wellp. 137
Savor Uncomfortable Momentsp. 140
6. Money Is a Many-Splendored Thingp. 143
When Equality Bites, Bite Backp. 144
Give Yourself Creditp. 150
Run the Numbersp. 154
Plan for the Educational Freightp. 157
Compute the Big Picturep. 161
Expect the Unexpected and Budget for Itp. 164
7. Just When You Think It's Going to Get Easier, It Won'tp. 169
Enjoy the Good Old Days Nowp. 170
Know Your Child Development Stuffp. 173
Don't Say No One Ever Told Youp. 177
Get It about Sibling Rivalryp. 179
Anticipate the Teensp. 182
Know When to Hold and When to Foldp. 187
8. Time Flies Whether You're Having Fun or Notp. 191
Carpe Diemp. 192
For Quality Time, Follow the Directions to Neverlandp. 194
Put Time on Your Sidep. 197
Fly with Time, Not Against Itp. 202