How I Knew I Wanted to Quit My Job and Become a Stay-at-Home Mom

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"I will ALWAYS want to work full-time!  I'll NEVER stay at home with children!" Yep. I said that prior to children. And now?  I'm eating my words. Recently, my husband and I made the very significant decision that I would be quitting my job after having baby number two due at the end of December.... Read more

How to Go From Full-Time to Part-Time Work

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Many women have asked me how I was able to work part-time. Maybe they want to see if such an arrangement would work for them. Maybe they're just curious. Today, I'll share how I went about getting this arrangement. Financially feasible The first step in this process was determining that... Read more

Why I Work Part-Time

For most couples, one of the first conversations they have when they start talking about babies is about money. Financially speaking, they wonder, what will life after baby look like? Can we afford it? What will it really cost? My husband and I got married a little later in life than your average just-graduated-from-college-now-time-to-get-married couple.... Read more

Working Moms Who Totally Impressed Me

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When I get together with my working mom friends, we don't always talk shop -- especially if we work in different fields. So I was really intrigued at a recent press event when five moms, who all work on cars for Chevy, gave me a glimpse into exactly what they do for a living. There... Read more

Choose Between Career and Family? You Don’t Have to

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These days, the career decisions women make when they're pregnant go way beyond going back to work after baby or staying at home. In fact, some successful women are launching lucrative businesses while they're expecting. And even though a baby on the way can put a few extra, um, bumps in the road, they're doing... Read more

Some Moms Can’t Afford to Go Back to Work

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Yup, you read that right. You’d think it would be the other way around -- that moms have to go back to work because their families need the extra income. But for some moms, it will actually cost them more money to go back to work than stay at home. According the CNN Money,... Read more