The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide

Field-tested strategies for staying smart, sane and connected while caring for your kids

DON'T STAY HOME WITHOUT IT!

"It was great to read a book by someone who understands what we're going through — rather than those books by celebrities or therapists who have full-time help raising their kids!" — Julie (via email)

© 2016 The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide, Melissa Stanton

"This is a real world book for real world moms." — Jljmr, amazon.com reader

"Melissa, I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for writing this book ... I just LOVED it. I was feeling a little desperate as a mom who had recently left a successful career as a mental-health counselor to stay at home with my three-year-old and two infant daughters. Not only did I learn a lot and get a fresh perspective on my new career as a mom, but I felt so relieved to hear other moms voice the same complaints and concerns that I have! This can truly be a job where you suffer in silence, and I wanted to thank you for making me feel understood and giving me the momentum I needed to start making some new connections."  — Erika

"I could so relate to the author and the other stay-at-home moms in the book. What I loved about this book is that it acknowledges that while children are a blessing, and in today's economic times families like ours are fortunate to be able to live on one income, many SAH moms struggle with the role. I loved that the author and the moms she interviewed could be honest about their often mixed feelings about being 24/7 hands-on mothers. I feel that way. The book made me feel good, as a stay-at-home mom, and as the working mom I was and might be again. I also loved that the author doesn't play into the Mommy Wars. Women with children need to support one another, not snipe at one another." — MayaMc, amazon.com

Here's some of what readers have posted about the book and written in emails to Melissa.

""This book is great! I am a stay at home Mom to 19-month-old twins. I love my kids, but the lack of adult [interaction can be] terrible. I thought something was wrong with me because I didn't love every minute of staying home. This book let me know I am not crazy and not alone. I am learning ways to meet my needs while I nurture my children. This book was a godsend!" 

Louise, amazon.com reader

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"It was great to read a book by someone who understands what we're going through — rather than those books by celebrities or therapists who have full-time help raising their kids!"Julie

"Great book, especially the money chapter ... I learned so much about insurances, Social Security benefits, retirement money, titling property and how to negotiate living on one income and as a woman not being at financial risk.... Women really need to know the stuff in this chapter. (And the Sex chapter is good, too.)" — Maureen, amazon.com reader