"Why Mommy Works" is a heartwarming children's book that delves into the everyday realities of modern working moms. Penned by Emily Anne Scalise, a dedicated working mother from Connecticut, the book emerged from her daughter's persistent question each morning: "Mommy, why do you work?" Emily, grappling with the familiar pang of mom-guilt, made a conscious decision to answer her daughter's inquiry truthfully every day.
As Emily observed her daughter's acceptance of the varied reasons for her work, she was inspired to compile these responses into a touching narrative. The book celebrates the diversity of mothers across different professions, from teachers to executives, designers to fitness influencers, and beyond.
The central theme of helping children comprehend the purpose behind their parents' work resonates deeply with today's families. Yet, beneath the surface, the story unveils the universal motivations driving parental dedication: love, security, and the pursuit of providing the best life possible for their children.
With captivating illustrations and a straightforward narrative, "Why Mommy Works" aims to strike a chord with working mothers, igniting meaningful conversations about the significance of work, the value of individual contributions, and the shared idea to have passion and practice their skills. Ultimately, "Why Mommy Works" underscores how mothers tirelessly strive to ensure their children's brighter future, nurturing the hope that one day they, too, will pursue their passions, forging their own paths toward fulfillment and success.