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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

What Is Today’s Mom Really Like? You Tell Us!

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Every day here at The Bump, we talk about issues that affect moms and moms-to-be: money, maternity leave, relationships, friendships, housework, parenting and more. And like to think we've got our fingers on the pulse of what moms really do, want, think and need. But every once in a while we need a statistical reality... Read more

New Yahoo CEO Says She’ll Work Through Her Maternity Leave (Which Will Only Be a Few Weeks) — Is She Inspiring or Crazy?

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Former Google executive Marissa Mayer made two very interesting announcements yesterday: 1) She's been appointed as the new CEO of Yahoo and, 2) She's pregnant. Sure, other women have switched jobs during pregnancy, but it's rare to hear of someone in such a prestigious position doing it. Marissa, who's expecting a baby boy in early... Read more

Yikes! Standing for Long Periods During Pregnancy Could Mean a Smaller Baby

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You might want to take breaks every now and then if you're standing a lot during pregnancy. A new study, published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that women who spent long amounts of time on their feet at work during pregnancy had babies whose heads were 1 centimeter smaller and weights were... 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