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The mothers of reinvention : reclaim your identity, unleash your potential, love your life
Pate, Jennifer.
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New York : Vanguard Press, [2012]

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xxiii, 223 pages ; 24 cm
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Since we launched our show "Jen and Barb, Mom Life" more than four years ago, the number one question moms have asked us is, "How did you guys do that?" The subtext was not about producing and hosting an award-winning web series, but how we reinvented ourselves, especially given our roles as mothers, wives, and career women. Over and over, moms confided in us, sharing their frustrations, fears, and dreams. How could it be that so many of us who had always dreamed ofhaving a family were feeling like something was missing? What was a mom to do? REINVENT!
Through the journey of our own reinventions, we discovered the Mom Secret: The more satisfied you are with yourself, the better you can deal with the chaos that surrounds you, the better role model you will be, and the better off your entire family will be! This is not a luxury--it is a necessity. ------- In The Mothers of Reinvention , Jen and Barb share their steps to help you realize your full potential as a woman while maintaining your joy as a mom and/or wife. Whether you're a new mother, a mother of schoolaged children, or an empty nester, Jen's and Barb's personal stories, along with accounts from other women and experts who have also reinvented, will engage, inspire, and motivate.
Every mother deserves passion outside her family, and The Mothers of Reinvention will help you discover what that means for you.

Author Notes

Jennifer Pate is the mother of two, Cooper and Lilah, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jonas. After retiring from a professional dance career that spanned ten years, Jennifer became a casting director for TV and film, and co-founded Colloff, Fishman, and Britt Casting. She then went on to her most interesting and challenging career of all: becoming a stay-at-home mom. Currently, Jen is the co-creator and co-host of the award winning web series "Jen and Barb, Mom Life."

Barbara Machen is the mother of twins, India and Soraya, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband of twelve years, Shahrad. Raised by a single mother on government assistance, Barb received a full scholarship to the University of Southern California, graduating with a BA in Communications. By age twenty-five, Barb owned her own marketing company, but after becoming a mother, she quickly learned how it felt to go from a confident woman to a scared and insecure mother. This led her to co-create and co- host the award-winning web series "Jen and Barb, Mom Life."

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Library Journal Review

Creators of the award-winning web series Jen and Barb: Mom Life, Pate and Machen here show mothers how they can reach their own potential as women while still enjoying their roles as wives and mothers. They use their experiences and that of 25 other women to show readers how to reinvent themselves by changing expectations, letting go of guilt, assigning tasks to others, and managing changes in the respect they receive from children and family. VERDICT The book aims to function like a community of women ready to support and encourage mothers of all ages, from new moms reeling from the changes babies bring to empty nesters ready to start a new chapter. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.