For working mothers who face endless demands on their time and attention, What Happy Working Mothers Know provides scientifically proven and practical ways to replace stress with contentment and to find the right balance between work, motherhood, and life. Your own happiness is important—because happy moms make better moms and more successful professionals.
Zoe Wylde is a woman at a crossroads. Five years ago she fled her successful career as a concert harpist in London to return to her Bondi home. She still plays, but now her audience is on the way out...literally. It's complicated, and complication is something Zoe understands well. Her best friend is chasing a new love, her brother's chasing too much love and her father has been married far too many times. Compared to them she thought she was doing okay.
Olivia Law had always been the good girl. Great grades, perfect career, husband, house and hairdo. She'd learnt image was everything, so she refused to look below the surface of her life. When not at work her minutes were filled with causes, chairing boards and dining at fabulous restaurants with her equally fabulous husband, David. She kept up the Botox and blow-dries and worked hard. It wasn't enough, but whenever doubt crept in she'd head to a pilates class or plan a renovation on her trophy house. Then she turned 45. Olivia wasn't prepared for David to leave.
Lucy Muir is leaving her husband. It's complicated. They're joint owners and chefs at one of the best restaurants in town, but a woman can take only so much cheating, recipe stealing and lack of good grace. Despondently driving around the backstreets of Woolloomooloo one night, Lucy happens upon an old, empty terrace that was once the city's hottest restaurant: Fortune.