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Prime Minister of England, David Cameron, Disses Stay-at-Home Moms in the Worst Way

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Looks like there's trouble a-brewin' across the pond! Prime Minister of England, David Cameron, has gone and done the unthinkable (and the unexplainable!). He's insulted stay-at-home mothers. Here's how it happened: The British government announced that "working parents earning up to £150,000 each will get up to £1,200 to help with child care because they... Read more

Does the Mom Guilt Ever End?

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I can remember one specific day in particular when I was struck with that dreaded disease that plagues so many parents: mom guilt. It was a Saturday. My 18-month-old son had been awake, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, since 6:30 a.m. Since we were up and in dire need of caffeine, my husband and I decided to... Read more

A Week in the Life of a Stay-At-Home Mom

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Want to end the Mommy Wars? We've created Moms for Moms Day with in an effort to support, encourage and stand behind each other's choices, judgments aside. Join moms (and moms-to-be!) by sharing your Mommy Truths with us. When my first child was a baby, before I started working again, my husband... Read more

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

Study Says Working Moms are Happier and Healthier — Do You Agree?

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Could a desk and non-mom duties help your health? A new study says yes. Conducted by Adrianne Frech and Sarah Damaske, the study analyzed women who became mothers between 1978 and 1995. After adjusting for other influencers, such as prior health, prior employment, marital status and age at baby's birth, the researchers concluded that moms... 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

Stay-at-Home Moms Are More Likely to Be Depressed

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Could staying at home with baby put you at higher risk for depression? A new Gallup poll suggests it could. For the poll, women from three different groups -- stay-at-home moms, working moms and women without children -- were asked questions about their own emotions and lives. Working moms reported similar rates of sadness... Read more