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Postbaby Chores Still Fall to Mom, Study Finds

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Think that most couples can (and should) equally share diaper duty? A new study released by researchers at Ohio State University shows that we still have a long way to go. The study asked 182 different-sex couples to fill out "time diaries" that recorded their daily activities on workdays and non-workdays. The couples first kept these diaries during the third... Read more

Family Size on the Rise for Highly Educated Women

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Highly-educated women (think postgrads and beyond) are going against the grain. While studies show the US birth rate continues to shrink, especially among millennials, a new Pew Research Center analysis shows women with a higher education are actually having more kids. Over the last two decades, the number of educated women... Read more

Improving Family Life Might Start at Work

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Not spending as much time as you should with your kids? A little boost from your boss could solve that problem. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that training supervisors to be more supportive of their employees' personal and family lives had big payoffs at home. The workplace intervention... Read more

Working Moms By the Numbers

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The recent revival of the Young v. UPS case brought pregnant workers' rights front and center. Should they be entitled to the same workplace accommodations given to similarly restricted workers? Yes, the Supreme Court ruled, although Young will have to take her case back down to the Fourth Circuit. Why the fixation on a case... Read more

The Most Progressive Maternity Policy We've Seen Yet

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Reduced hours on a full salary? Sixteen weeks of paid time off, minimum? It's the maternity leave policy of dreams. And one telecommunications company is making it worldwide company policy by the end of the year. Vodafone Group announced a global minimum for its maternity leave policy on Friday, mandating all 30 of its companies... Read more

Working Moms Get an Apology -- From a New Mom

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Katharine Zaleski is proving it's never too late to say "I'm sorry." And her apology is directed at her fellow working moms. "I’m sorry to all the mothers I used to work with," she writes in a commentary for Fortune. "I didn’t realize how horrible I’d been – until I had a child... Read more

Inspiring Mompreneur: Jennifer Varner, Founder of Pure-Ecommerce.com

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We’re getting up close and personal with mothers who are savvy innovators and businesswomen and finding out their secrets to success. This time, we got the scoop from Jennifer Varner, CEO and founder of Pure-Ecommerce.com. The Bump: Give us a quick elevator pitch of your business. Jennifer Varner: Pure-Ecommerce has been in business for seven... Read more

Help Us End the Mommy Wars at Our Moms for Moms Event!

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On Tuesday, March 4th, we'll be hosting our first ever Moms for Moms event with CTWorkingMoms.com in an effort to put the kabosh -- once and for all -- on the mommy wars. We're asking moms across the country (and around the globe!) to share their own Mommy Truths on social... Read more

An Open Letter to Kate Middleton About Finding a New Nanny

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Dear Catherine, The latest word across the globe is that you and Will are on the hunt for a new caregiver for your precious little man, Prince George. Being the world's most famous Royal, you'll undoubtedly be flooded by seemingly highly qualified candidates boasting higher education degrees, fancy breeding, white glove service and... Read more

You’ll Spend More on Your Infant’s Child Care Than a Family of Four Will Spend on Food

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If I were to tell you that childcare costs for your kid would run you higher than it would to feed a family of four, you'd laugh in my face, wouldn't you? Yes, you would. And the bad news is: You shouldn't. A report released three days ago revealed something that should make us all... Read more