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Paid Leave Keeps More Moms in the Workplace

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It's a startling fact you've probably heard before: The United States is the only developed country that doesn't offer paid maternity leave. Employers can offer some sort of compensated leave, but only 59 percent of workers say this is the case at their companies. With an immediate drop off in income and no subsidized childcare, women without paid... read more

White House Summit on Working Families — What You Need to Know

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In the first-ever Summit on Working Families, President Obama came forward as an advocate for working parents, vowing to make working conditions in the United States more conducive to raising kids. "When members of our workforce are forced to choose between a job and their family, something's wrong," the President said in an read more

6 Things I Loved and 5 More I Hated About Going Back to Work After Baby

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Many people have asked me how life has settled since returning back to work three weeks ago. Most wonder if it is more difficult to leave home after having your second child and many want to know if it’s possible to be productive at work when your baby still isn’t sleeping through the... read more

Kate Middleton’s Maternity Leave: How the Duchess Will Prep for Baby’s Arrival

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In the market for a long, relaxing maternity leave? Take notes from mommy-to-be Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge will reportedly be allowed to take a maternity leave, a palace insider says, beginning on June 13th. An anonymous source spoke to The Mirror on Sunday and shared, "Kate has really enjoyed her job... read more

Yahoo Maternity Leave Gets a Boost — How Does It Compare to Yours?

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sparked controversy earlier this year, when she announced that her company's employees would no longer be able to work from home. That's so anti-working-parent, people thought. But yesterday, Mayer made an announcement that may have people thinking her workplace is more family friendly: Maternity and paternity leave has been extended. "Under... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Should You Take an Early Maternity Leave?

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Moms in our community were weighing the pro's and con's of starting their maternity leave early -- so moms-to-be, take note! Their helpful hints could help you decide whether or not you should try to make it until your last day, or head for the couch a few days earlier. Here's what moms said: "... read more

Staying Happy as a Stay-at-Home Mom

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I recently read about a poll that suggested stay-at-home moms are more likely to be depressed than their working mom counterparts. This was doubly true in SAHMs in lower-income households. This does not surprise me at all. What’s more, I think this situation applies to more women than just those who label themselves... read more

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Welcomes Baby Boy

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Marissa Mayer can finally add mom to her already impressive resume. The current CEO of Yahoo (former VP of Google) and her husband Zachary Bogue welcomed their baby boy on September 30. Marissa, who just received her position of CEO just a few months ago, caused a stir when she said she would work through her maternity... read more

Should the Senate Pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?

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A new bill could mean big change for moms-to-be. On Friday,  Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to the Senate floor. The bill, which was originally introduced in May, would "require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers," such as letting them sit when needed, drink water on the... read more

Wow! Google’s Awesome New Maternity Leave Policies

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It’s a good time to work at Google. The company has changed its maternity leave policy, in hopes of keeping more women with the company. This change came after executives realized there were far fewer women working for the company than men. After data analysis, Google’s execs pinpointed two big issues that influenced women to... read more