Introducing “My Mom Has Two Jobs” by Michelle Travis

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Children’s Author Michelle Travis on her Picture book, “My Mom Has Two Jobs”

Hello RWYK family!

Today on the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, we’re talking about a beautiful picture book, My mom has Two Jobs by Michelle Travis that introduces kids to diverse women in empowering role.

Michelle Travis, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, a Dean’s Circle Scholar and co-director of USF’s Labor and Employment Law Program, has just written a children’s book, My Mom Has Two Jobs.

My Mom Has Two Jobs exposes children to many of the possible professions for a mom outside of the home and, for each outside job, the author compares it to the similar loving care moms provide to their children at home.

So what are you waiting for? Tune in and let’s get started!


About Michelle Travis

Michelle Travis, author of My Mom has two JobsMichelle Travis is a law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. She is an expert on employment discrimination law and serves as the Co-Director of USF’s Labor and Employment Law Program. Her research focuses on sex discrimination, gender stereotypes, work/family conflict, and disability discrimination in the workplace.

Michelle grew up in Colorado and now lives in the Bay Area with her husband, two daughters, and pet chinchilla. She is a former collegiate gymnast, a novice ballerina, and an avid non-fiction reader.

Learn more about “My Mom Has Two Jobs”

Finally, a children’s picture book that pays homage to work moms everywhere!

My Mom Has Two Jobs by Michelle TravisMy Mom Has Two Jobs celebrates the work that women do both inside and outside of the home. On each page, children proudly describe how their moms care for them in a special way, while also making the world better through their careers. The book highlights moms in a wide range of professions, including a teacher, engineer, police officer, doctor, secretary, dentist, firefighter, nurse, lawyer, waitress, military sergeant, veterinarian, and pilot.

My Mom Has Two Jobs gives parents a platform to talk with their kids about their work and to help kids see how parents bring the same love, passion, and dedication to both their parenting jobs and their professional jobs. The book is beautifully illustrated to embrace diverse moms of different races and ethnicities and to show the wide range of important roles that women play.

Winner of an Independent Publisher Book Award – Bronze Medalist for Best 2019 Children’s Picture Book (ages 7 and under).

Click the Amazon link below to grab your copy today!


  • What inspired you to write My Mom Has Two Jobs?
  • As a lawyer and a law professor, what made you to write a children’s book?
  • What kind of conversations parents and children can have after reading My Mom Has Two Jobs?
  • Why as parents, WE need to be the ones to take efforts in introducing our kids to different professions?
  • Tell us about your new project for families?
  • What’s next for Michelle?



A huge thank you to Michelle Travis for joining us and for sharing her fun little book with us!



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