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What I Didn’t Realize about Maternity Leave until I Lived through It

“Looking back, there are some things I’d do differently with my first baby. Had I known the struggle that was ahead—and how essential parental leave is for a family’s well-being—I would have recalibrated my expectations for my leave.”

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This Country Just Instituted 7 Months of Family Leave––For Each Parent

New parents can take up to 14 months to care for their newborn child.

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10 Tips for Moms (Yes Moms!) Going Back to School

Going back to school as an adult can be scary but rewarding. These tips will help you get ready for your first day and help prepare you for success.

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This State Just Approved 12-Week Paid Family Leave

Stay at home with your newborn and get paid!

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These Are the Best States for Working Moms, According to Study

Find out if your state ranks among the best for working moms.

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This State Will Now Give 12 Weeks of Paid Family Leave to Parents

Will your state be next to join the growing movement?

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Microsoft’s New Paid Family Leave Policy Is Actually a Pretty Big Deal—Here’s Why

Microsoft’s new policy could inspire other companies to follow suit.

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So, Apparently “Fur-ternity” Leave Is a Thing Now

Fur babies need time to adjust and bond with their parents, too.

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Powerful Photos of Aussie Dads & Kids Spark Needed Dialogue about Parental Leave

Swedish photographer Johan Bavman took some awesomely powerful photos of Aussie dads, and for a very good reason.

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Alexis Ohanian’s Talks Paternity Leave & “Being Present” as a New Dad

This dad and Reddit co-founder dishes about paternity leave and being present, and we are 100% on board.

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You Have Kids—But Here’s Why Your Millennial Friends Don’t

Millennials have chimed in to give their own reasons.

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Study Finds First-Time Moms at These Ages Make Less Than Their Husbands

Moms have always been disproportionately affected by the gender pay gap, but this new study offers more troubling insights.

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10 Questions Every Mom Needs to Ask Herself About Going Back to Work After Baby

We get asked so many questions in the months leading up to having a baby. “Boy or girl? Is it your first? How do you feel?” But none was as annoying (at least to me) as, “Will you go back…

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Walmart Expands Maternity and Paternity Leave

Along with other incentives, the big box retailer is taking a big step towards making it easier to parent.

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Mark Zuckerberg Is Taking the Whole Month off for Paternity Leave

This isn’t the first time the tech titan has taken time off after becoming a new father.

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New Washington State Law Mandates 3 Months Paid Family Leave for All Workers — but Is It Enough?

Washington state just passed one of the most generous family leave acts in the nation.

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5 Reasons the New Show “Pitch” Is Great for the Whole Family

Looking for a new family TV show? We found one and it’s a total home run.

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Here’s What Clinton and Trump’s Child Care Plans Mean for Parents

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The election is (finally) just a few days away, and both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have pledged to revolutionize American child care if elected president. Given that child care in America often costs …

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The Affordable Way to Visit SoCal’s Top 4 Attractions

Flip through the photo gallery to discover four must-visit attractions in SoCal and why you should grab a CityPASS before embarking on your adventure.

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New Study Ranks the Best & Worst States to Raise a Family In 2017

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When choosing a place to settle down and raise a family, many factors come into play: career opportunities, location of family and friends, school districts, outdoor settings, etc. Yet, according to a study by WalletHub, some states are …

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