Working Moms

Study Finds Advantages for Kids of Working Moms

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Say goodbye to working mom guilt -- a new study demonstrates that being a working parent could have big payoffs for your kids down the road. The Harvard Business School study looked at 50,000 adults in 25 countries, and found the biggest positive impact on daughters of working moms. In addition to having higher... Read more

This MSNBC Interview is an Ode to Working Moms

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Last-minute live interviews and commentary from experts are the stuff of TV news. And Rebecca Traister's March 3 interview on MSNBC was nothing out of the ordinary -- except for the fact her sleeping baby was on camera for five-minute interview too. Traister, senior editor at The New Republic, was officially on maternity leave. But she didn't want... Read more

Two States Taking the Lead on Reforming Maternity Leave

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By now, you've probably learned that our national maternity leave policy is critically lacking. But at the state and city level, we might just be making progress. The fact that the US is the only industrialized country that doesn't federally mandate paid maternity leave is frustrating to working parents. We do have the Family and... Read more

New #LeanInTogether Campaign Supports Gender Equality Movement

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Two years after Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg released her best-seller Lean In and launched a movement for women to embrace their workplace ambitions, her organization has a new initiative: getting men to “lean in” too. Sandberg announced the “Lean In Together” campaign earlier this week, partnering with ESPN, the NBA and the WNBA... Read more

Do You Make More Money Than He Does? You’ll Have a Happier Marriage With These Rules

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This guest blog post was written by Farnoosh Torabi, personal finance expert, TV personality, and author of When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women As a breadwinning mom-to-be (6 weeks left and counting…!) I’ve naturally begun to experience minor panic attacks, as I wonder how I’ll ever be able to maintain my... Read more

A Working Mom Reacts to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Latest Outrageous Comments

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What hasn't Gwyneth Paltrow come under fire for? The Oscar-winning actress has been criticized for her polarizing comments regarding her diet, her children's diet, relationships, lifestyle and money for years, but hasn't particularly said anything about being a working mother -- until now. In an interview with E!, Gwyneth pretty much said that being a working mother... Read more

‘Lunchbox Dad’ Takes Packed Lunch to a Whole New Level

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Heard of Lunchbox Dad? If not, then allow me the pleasure. Beau is a proud daddy of two who takes lunch time very seriously (which is why he's a man after my own heart!). Each week he comes up with the most colorful, creative and downright hilarious meal ideas to get his young... Read more

Your 9-to-5 Is Hurting Your Baby’s Health, New Study Says

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A hop, skip and jump across the pond, where the paella is better than you'd even imagine, Spanish researchers have delivered some seriously sucky news: Moms who choose not work have healthier babies. Which means that working moms are less likely to have healthy babies. Insert sad face here. Behind study author Libertad González, the... 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