photo source: Learning Tree
Rhiannon Ally, local KC news anchor on KSHB 41 Action News is hosting a special book event at Learning Tree on Saturday December 1st from 10:30 a.m. - noon.
She will be reading and signing copies of her new book Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work! at Corinth Square Learning Tree.
Motherhood has been the toughest and most rewarding job of Rhiannon’s life. Rhiannon just welcomed her third child in October and her first two are under 5 years old. She has experienced firsthand “the mommy guilt” and understands what it means to juggle work and family life.
There are few books that help young children understand why moms work. Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work! explains that when mommy goes to work, she doesn’t love her children any less. It teaches them we all have important roles to play in the world.
Rhiannon Ally has anchored the news in major cities across the country for more than 13 years. Millions have trusted her to give them accurate news and help them process the tragedies and celebrate the triumphs. But for Rhiannon, her most important –- and favorite -– job is being a mom. Like so many working moms, Rhiannon struggles with “mommy guilt.” Am I working too much? Do I spend enough time with my kids? How is this affecting them as they grow? In the U.S., 75 percent of mothers with children under 18 work full time. When Rhiannon’s four-year-old son begged her, “Mommy, please don’t go to work!” she knew she had to write a children’s book showing the struggle for working moms and explaining to kids why mom goes to work.
Mommy, Please Don’t Go to Work! is a story for young children feeling sad when mom leaves for work. Leo and his sister, Luci, try to find a way to get Mommy to stay home from work. But when a mishap at their school threatens to cancel a bake sale, Leo and Luci’s Mommy jumps into action. Mommy is a TV reporter and she can rally the community to help. We meet other working moms who are a doctor, principal, baker, and more who help make the bake sale happen. Leo and Luci learn that even though moms work, they don’t forget that family always comes first.