Working Moms

Can Moms Really Have It All? Actress Lake Bell Investigates

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Lake Bell likes to multitask. She leans towards wanting more and isn’t afraid to ask for help or change her mind along the way. And before giving birth to daughter Nova last October with her husband, well-known tattoo artist Scott Campbell, Bell said she couldn’t understand women who gave up their careers to be full-time... Read more

The Latest Vote for Breastfeeding in Public

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Victoria Donda Perez just set a new benchmark for public breastfeeding–not to mention multitasking! Earlier this month, Perez brought eight-month-old daughter Trilce to work. But this was not your average cubicle farm—since Perez, 37, is a politician, her office that day happened to be a parliamentary session at the nation’s capital. And when duty called... Read more

Is It Even Okay To Ask About Breastfeeding Anymore?

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Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back... Read more

The Unbearable Loneliness Of Pumping

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Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going... Read more

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