It’s challenging enough trying to figure out what to do with a screaming baby who requires your undivided attention 24-hours a day, but add a job (and blog reading and spousal attention and Project Runway) into the mix and you’ve got a whole other ballgame.

If you’re a working mama, either by choice or by necessity, you’ll want to check out 42 Rules for Working Moms, editor Laura Lowell’s smart new resource that offers tips and support in, you guessed it, 42 quick and easy-to-read chapters all written by working moms in the trenches.

Of course, we can’t help but be a bit biased, with CMP friend Amy Keroes of Mommy Track’d penning the foreword, and our own CMP co-editor Liz Gumbinner contributing a hilarious chapter on baby registry shopping called “Don’t Buy the Wipe Warmer,” which I understand was shortened from her original title, “For God’s Sake, Don’t Buy the Wipe Warmer.” You can catch a sneak peak of it on the blog.

(And seriously, don’t buy the wipe warmer.)

You haven’t heard of all the moms in this book although there are some interesting contributors like Robin Wolaner,  the founder of Parenting Magazine assuring you that you can let your daughter brush her own hair, or entrepreneur Jen Dahlen brazenly claiming “Not Everyone Can Work From Home.” I’d have to agree.

42 Rules for Working Moms is available both as a paperback or an e-book in pdf form — perfect for sneaking chapters in on the laptop in between conference calls. -Kristen

Congratulations to Elizabeth C and Julia G – both won a copy of 42 Rules for Working Moms!