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Highly relatable to many pandemic-era parents, this handy how-to guide tells kids how to add a little pizzazz to Mom's workday with a little glitter and a four-legged assistant. (We'd say don't try this at home, but you probably already have.)


The book is a nod to the countless parents and caregivers who have found themselves without child care, struggling to balance the demands of working from home while simultaneously performing parenting duties.


It will especially resonate with guardians balancing pandemic-era remote work with childcare.

Publishers Weekly

Prepare to laugh (and cry) as you read this sweet and hilarious nod to the perks and pitfalls of working from home with kids.

Pure Wow (Best Kids Books of 2021)


Help Mom Work From Home

by Diana Murray

illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Release Date: October 13, 2021

ISBN-10: 0316273651

ISBN-13: 978-0316273657



For fans of Boss Baby and How to Babysit a Grandma comes an entertaining read aloud for parents working from home with their little ones. 

It isn't always easy working from home. Luckily, Mom's little one is a natural boss at keeping her organized, leading meetings, and making calls—or so it seems. But when Mom starts looking frazzled, will her helper know what to do?

Diana Murray's rollicking rhyme paired with Cori Doerrfeld's energetic illustrations will bring parent and child together after a long workday at home. 



Role Play: Kids love to copy adults, especially their parents. This book offers an opportunity for role play, which fires up imagination and helps to develop critical skills such as communication, cooperation, and socialization. 


Helping Others: Helping gives kids a sense of responsibility and builds self-esteem and empathy. They might make lots of mistakes (and messes!) along the way, but with practice and patience, being truly “helpful” is a skill they can learn.


Creativity: When helping out in a home office, there is a big opportunity for crafts and activities that are fun for kids, and useful for parents who want kids to stay busy.

Download FREE activity pages (PDF):

Word Search Coloring Page

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