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"Lassie would have approved, if Lassie hadn't been a father. And, I would have taken this into space with me if it had been available a the time!"
— June Lockhart
"I'm dazzled by the Frazzled cast of characters."
— Kate Mulgrew,
Star Trek Voyager
"Frazzled is required reading for any working woman who's going to have a baby — especially if she needs a good giggle"
— Ann Jillian
"I will be the first in line to buy and read Frazzled."
— Deidre Hall,
Days of Our Lives

The Formula every working woman needs for surviving MOTHERHOOD!

It's Erma Bombeck meets Martha Stewart meets cartoonist Cathy Guisewite. Frazzled is an essential companion for any working woman who thinks she wants a baby, or is currently expecting one. Especially if she could use a good laugh to lighten her load and her worries. If you're already off an running on the "Mommy Track," Frazzled also offers an innovative update on effective working-mom strategies.

Enter the brave new world, "Planet Baby," more fully informed about and prepared to deal with — its hills, valleys, and cliffs, big and small. Whether you're at the office or running a business from home, Frazzled will leave you more savvy about what you'll face with a child in tow.

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Mary Lyon is a veteran broadcaster and five-time Golden Mike Award winner who has anchored, reported, and written for the Associated Press Radio Network, NBC Radio "The Source," and many Los Angeles-area stations including KRTH-FM/AM, KLOS-FM, KFWB-AM, and KTLA-TV, and occasional media analyst for ABC Radio News. She's been a frequent guest on several HGTV shows, hosting how-to segments on local TV news programs and such syndicated shows as "Soap Talk," and originated her own craft program, "DIY Crafts" on the DIY Network.

Mary has been an artist since childhood, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art at U.C. Irvine. She discovered polymer clay in the early '90's, and developed a technique for simulating realistic-looking gold ngget beads. Her "faux gold nuggets" won an international competition sponsored by the National Polymer Clay Guild, and are part of the permanent collection of The Bead Museum.


Mary invented a unique and decorative "Shaker Egg" percussion instrument and has created custom Eggs for the collections of such celebrities as Harrison Ford, Stevie Nicks, Demi Moore, Michael McDonald, Neil Young, Anne Lockhart, and Elizabeth Taylor's AIDS foundation.

She creates original jewelry items in semi-precious stones and dichroic glass. She teaches art classes for children of all ages, and writes a monthly column called "The Crafty Mom" for United Parenting Publications. Her work has been featured in such magazines as "Glass Crafter," "Jane," "National Jeweler," and "Gifts & Decorative Accessories."

Mary remains an advocate for liberal causes, responsibility and accountability in media, environmental education and support of the arts for children, and green living. She is also a parenting expert, having written and illustrated the book "The Frazzled Working Woman's Practical Guide to Motherhood."

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