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66 Percent of Women Think Pregnancy Puts Their Career at Risk — Do You?

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A surprising new poll performed by MaternityCover.com found that more than two-thirds of women feel like they're risking their jobs by taking maternity leave. The study asked 1,3000 women how they feel about their careers and a shocking seven-in-ten admitted that they feel their job is more vulnerable if they take... 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

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Best (and Worst!) Careers for Working Moms

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Thinking about having a baby.... or a career change now that you have a little one? Being a working mom can be hard, but Bumpies on the Working Moms board share both the best and worst careers, in their experience, for moms: "I am a software engineer, and overall I think it's a pretty... Read more

Bumpie Buzz: 5 Adorable Celebrity Grandparents We Love!

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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