My Mommy's on a Business Trip
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Business trips are rough on kids. You can make them easier. Buy your copy of My Mommy’s on a Business Trip for the special children in your life.
"I travelled around the world when my children were quite young. It was — in a word — hard. I wish I had this little book to remind them (and me) that everything would be alright."
Partner, Gilbert and Company
Mother of Two
About the Book:
My Mommy’s on a Business Trip is a little girl’s rendition of the adventures of business travel with the endearing and reassuring message that no matter what mom’s up to, she loves her and is coming home soon! This unique book allows children and parents to discuss fears and concerns about upcoming trips in a fun, supportive way.
My Mommy’s on a Business Trip is a book written from the heart of a mom in the trenches – providing for her family while keeping things together at home. It was created out of the need for such a book when the author, Phaedra Cucina, was travelling for her job and couldn’t find a simple way to explain to her own young daughter what was happening. Determined to find a solution for herself and other working parents, Phaedra set out to write a book that would easily explain the adult concept of work to young kids.
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What People are Saying about My Mommy’s on a Business Trip:
“I love this book! As a professional woman who travels and feels guilty about it, I can really relate. I can’t wait to read this to my kids. I think it will help them understand why I travel and how much I miss and love them. Nicely done.”
University Interscholastic League, Journalism Director
Mother of Two
"Going on business trips can evoke many emotions, not the least of which is guilt over being away from family. Here's a helpful read to comfort all family members when mom must be away."
Vice President, Southeastern Asset Management
Mother of One
“A must-read for every mother and child. As the mother of 21 year-old twins, with 32 years in corporate America, I highly recommend this book for any professional businesswoman who is striving to successfully balance her career and family.”
Formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of BearingPoint
Mother of Two.
“Every time my suitcase comes out of the closet, my 2-year old son throws himself into the suitcase crying “no go!” and my 4-year old daughter tosses in the sunscreen telling me that she hopes I have a great “vacation”. As my heart sinks and tears well in my eyes, I choke back the lump in my throat and tell them that mommy needs to go. This is such a great book to capture both the feelings of the mom and child. It is always a struggle and there is no easy answer, but I always remind myself that I am being a good role-model for my kids and it always makes me appreciate the time we do spend together. I look forward to reading this book to them before I get on that plane!”
Director of Sales, Microsoft
Mother of Two
Phaedra Cucina is a marketing and branding specialist who has worked in corporate America since the early 1990’s. She is the President of DolceVita Woman, a W2W (woman to woman) network for executives to talk about what’s really on their minds, both professionally and personally. My Mommy’s on a Business Trip is Phaedra’s first book, and the first in a upcoming series designed to explain the world of work to small children in a positive, meaningful way.
My Mommy’s on a Business Trip is a book written from the heart of a mom in the trenches – providing for her family while keeping things together at home. It was created out of the need for such a book when Phaedra was travelling for her job and couldn’t find a simply way to explain to her own young daughter what was happening. Determined to find a solution for herself and other working parents, Phaedra set out to write a book that would easily explain the adult concept of work to young kids.
Phaedra hopes to help millions of other families find more peace and comfort when faced with the increasingly common challenge of business travel – no matter how old the kids are or how many times it’s been done before.
Phaedra grew up in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, and now lives in Austin, Texas. She earned her BA in Marketing at Michigan State University and MBA at Thunderbird – The American Graduate School of International Business. Phaedra has lived abroad in Italy, loves to travel, and spends as much of her free time as possible with her husband and two young children.
Before launching her career as an illustrator, Shelley Johannes received her B.S. in Architecture and enjoyed ten years as a designer in the architectural design industry. The birth of her first child in 2005 inspired a passion for children’s book illustration. My Mommy’s on a Business Trip is Shelley’s seventh book. In her spare time, she also finds inspiration teaching design and illustration at a local design college. Shelley still resides in the metropolitan Detroit area where she grew up. She loves her life and cherishes every moment she spends with her husband, Bob, and son, Matthew. Her second child is expected in December.
To contact Shelley Johannes directly, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Companies should provide this book to all their employees!”
VP Product Communications for Dell Inc
Mother of Two
“A must for every mommy executive! This book should be a staple in the HR department to give to women executives who have a family.”
SVP Workforce Development, CBS Inc.
Mother of Two
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