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Study Says Working Moms are More Stressed, but Is It All in Their Minds?

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New research, presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York City, found that thinking is associated with increased stress and negative emotions for mothers. Researchers, led by Dr. Shira Offer, the assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, focused on the "mental labor" surrounding the physical... Read more

3 New-Mom Mistakes I Wish I Never Made

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As new parents, we worry about making mistakes with our new little delicate delivery -- our baby. I made a few mistakes, but they had nothing to do with our new arrival; instead, the things I screwed up were all things that had nothing to with baby and everything to do with me. If I could... Read more

New Study Finds Moms Are the Primary Breadwinners in 40 Percent of American Homes — Yeah, Moms!

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Today, the world took one giant leap for female-kind! A new study conducted by the Pew Research Centered found that America's working mothers are now the primary breadwinners in 40 percent of households with children. Oh yeah, mamas! To give some idea as to how far working mothers have come and how family... Read more

20 Moments That Make You Realize You’re a Mom

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Mother's Day is just around the river bend -- and what better way to mark the moment you became a mom than by traveling back in time to revisit each milestone in your adventure? While the kids make presents, your partner preps Sunday morning brunch and you celebrate all the ways those little hands and... 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

Wardrobe Must-Haves for Every Working Mom

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I walked into work the other day, fresh off spending the last few hours with my 7-month old. I made the usual rounds, coffee in hand, chatting it up with the boss and co-workers.  I suppose it was about two hours later when I shut the door to my office and settled in for a... 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 Working Mom

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This is a guest blog by Kelly, an SVP of E-Commerce at a large nonprofit and mom to a 6-year-old, 3-year-old and 5-month-old. Here’s an inside look at what goes on in a typical week for this busy mom of three. MONDAY:  Wake up, get breakfast for everyone, pack lunches, backpacks, daycare bag. Collaborate with... Read more

A Day in the Life of a Work at Home Mom

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I've successfully worked at home for the last six years. Because my work is quite literally in my bedroom, I basically have zero work/life balance. Somehow, though,  it works! With the time I save in commuting (especially in LA), plus the quiet time to focus (I do miss out on those office cupcakes), I find... Read more

How to Leave the House With Two Children — A Mom’s Guide

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If you've read the title of this post, you probably are expecting a clear, concise answer as to how the heck you can get out of your home in one piece with two small children... I hate to disappoint you, but I don't know either. After recently adding a newborn daughter to our family of... Read more