"If you ever feel like you're a giant freak show for feeling a particular way about being a SAHM, this book will let you know you aren't alone."

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"The Guide is a wonderful resource for stay-at-home moms, and it will definitely be added to my list of book recommendations I give to pregnant friends. The topics are well-organized, made for the mom that only has snippets of reading time... And the next time I meet a 'life is perfect, I'm blissfully happy' SAHM, I won't feel overburdened by guilt for thinking I'm a terrible mother." — nyssaneala.blogspot.com

"Thanks to this new book by Melissa Stanton, [stay-at-home moms] have somewhere to turn whenever [they're] feeling a little lonely, under-appreciated, or overwhelmed."  MomCentral.com

"The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide speaks volumes without being preachy, overtly tongue-in-cheek or feeding the 'Mommy Wars' ... [There's] support throughout the book that is relative to all aspects of motherhood, whether you are a SAHM (stay-at-home mom), WAHM (work-at-home mom), or a mother re-entering the workforce."

— Mom Writer's Literary Magazine

"Every time I get the urge to punch someone for saying, 'You don't know how lucky you are to be able to stay home,' I think I'll pick up this book instead." — Book Haven at Mother-Talk.com

"I LOVED this book.... I loved how Melissa Stanton writes the truth of what being at home with your children really is... I found myself thinking 'right on sister' at many points during this book!" 

— Wesnlani at Mother-Talk.com 

"A terrific resource ... [with] plenty of practical advice."

— Washington Parent

"Melissa Stanton is great at being honest about the issues associated with being a stay-at-home mom, but also encouraging that you are not alone... I loved her style because even when she is encouraging, she doesn't come across as a high school cheerleader on speed! She is practical and honest, which is refreshing." MyGeekVoice.com

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"The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide has been pivotal for me in the way I view my role as a stay-at-home mom in my own family and in my society." — Beth, blogger at totalmomhaircut.com

The Guide is a wonderful resource for stay-at-home moms, and it will definitely be added to my list of book recommendations I give to pregnant friends. The topics are well-organized, made for the mom that only has snippets of reading time... And the next time I meet a 'life is perfect, I'm blissfully happy' SAHM, I won't feel overburdened by guilt for thinking I'm a terrible mother."

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"The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide is full of practical insights from the author, and the many real-life women she interviewed. Topics covered include the ups and downs of stay-at-home motherhood, mothering multiple children, and an especially beneficial chapter on finances."

— The Proverbial Housewife

"Perfect for: Any mom who has felt she has the best job in the world, and the worst job in the world, all within a two-minute timeframe." MamaSpeaks.com 

"Among the things that I wish I'd had when I started having kids [20 years ago] ... maternity clothes that worked with the bulge and not against it, effective generic diapers, and Melissa Stanton's book, The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide.This book rocks!"

— Kellie Davis, Anchorage Family Examiner

"Ever have conflicted feelings about staying home with your kids? You are not alone. Being a stay-at-home mom is a mixed blessing. Sometimes we absolutely love being home with our kids, and sometimes we can't stand it. From extensive surveys, this book is full of practical advice and affirmations."

— Parents Digest

"Stay-at-home mommas now have an excellent new book to help guide and educate them on their path.... The day of a stay-at-home mom is not glamorized (thank god), politicized, or judged. I'd recommend this book to moms new to the stay-at-home routine, as well as to those mommies who have been at if for years... And best for busy mommies: It is a quick and enjoyable read."

— Heather Laird, MamaLit.com

"I started reading this book ... and those were my feelings she was writing about! ... This sentence really stood out to me: 'If there's one thing I hope women will learn from this book, it's that it is okay to sometimes not love being a Stay-at-Home mom.' Just reading that one sentence was like a weight lifted off my shoulders." — Big Blueberry Eyes at Mother-Talk.com

"I seriously cannot gush enough about this book ... And as much as the book says it is for stay-at-home moms, there is a ton of info that is JUST as valuable to a working mom." — bethanyhitola.com

"The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide is, in my view, a must-have for every stay-at-home parent. Melissa Stanton doles out generous amounts of compassion (because stay-at-home parenting is HARD!) along with sensible, creative advice."

— alovelyproblemtohave.blogspot.com

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"There are a couple books I recommend without reservation, and this is one of them."— askmoxie.org

Media and blogger reviews of The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide

"Becoming a Stay-at-Home mother shifts your entire world, and Melissa Stanton gets it. This intelligent, sensible, hands-on guide will help at-home moms navigate the rocky waters of time, money, self-image, self-esteem, sex, friendship, and everything else."

— Ericka Lutz, author of On the Go With Baby

"It's nice to have a non-preachy, non-patronizing resource to consult when you feel like you're being stretched too thin.... The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide is kind of like a What to Expect ... for Stay-at-Home Moms. [It's a] book I expect to reach for whenever I feel like locking myself in a bathroom to get away from a sassy four year old." — superdumbsupervillian.blogspot.com