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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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Moms Are Drowning. Here’s How We Save Them.

“Hint…it depends on our partners, our companies, and us.”

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My Maternity Leave Wasn’t a Given, So Here’s How I Made It Work

“If you work for a small company that is anything like the one I worked for when I was pregnant with my daughter, you have non-existent maternity leave policies from a non-existent HR department.”

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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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Parenting Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2020

Next year promises some fresh trends you won’t want to miss.

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Federal Workers May Soon Get 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Nonmilitary government employees may get this much-needed benefit soon!

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10 Companies with Awesome Parental Leave Perks

There’s a growing number of companies that recognize the need for and the long-term benefits of offering meaningful options and benefits for new parents.

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6 Ways to Prepare for Baby Number Three

Hopefully, this shortlist can help a bit as you and your family expect and welcome baby #3!

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How Much Paternity Leave Will Prince Harry Take? He’s Almost a Dad

What exactly does paternity leave look like for a prince?

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27 Feel-Good News Stories That Teach Your Kids the Power of Compassion

Tired of the negative news cycle? Our roundup of feel-good stories will brighten your day and teach your kids about kindness, too.

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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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These Are the Best States to Have a Baby—Did Yours Make the Cut?

Some states are better than others when it comes to the care and cost of a baby.

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The Hottest New Baby Shower Gift? Donating Vacation Time to Expectant Moms

This priceless gift is worth much more than a pair of baby booties.

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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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Top 10 Essential Services for New Parents

If you are a new parent who is feeling overwhelmed, read on to find out where you can find the support you need.

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Lowe’s Makes Awesome Changes to Its Parental Leave Policies

Lowe’s is putting their employees first and making some awesome changes to parental leave policies.

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Starbucks Is Still a Champion for Paid Leave with New Policies for Families

The coffee giant is helping out their employees—and their families—in a pretty big way.

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U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth Is Pregnant & It’s Historic

With 22 women senators in Congress, this was bound to happen eventually—and it’ll be history-making.

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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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This Letter Is For Each and Every First-Time Mama-to-Be Out There

When I was pregnant with my first baby I had so many questions. From when I was going to start to show or start feeling the baby kick, to what I was supposed to eat or what exercises I should…

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Mark Zuckerberg Plans to Take 2 Months of Paternity Leave & Thinks All Working Parents Deserve the Same

Facebook’s CEO believes the whole family benefits when dad’s take time off.

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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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This Company Pay Its Employees $5,000 to Go on Vacation

This web development company is clearly top notch when it comes to caring for its employees’ well-being.

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Help! I Left My Mindfulness in Denmark

I’ve never been to Denmark, but I know my mindfulness is there somewhere. It is hidden in a residential part of Copenhagen, nestled in the home of a family that looks much like mine until closer inspection. The three children,…

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Because of Millennials, Coke Offers Paid Leave For All New Parents

As a new parent (or parent-to-be) we’re guessing high up on your list of must-haves are: more sleep, more sleep and more time with your newborn. Good news: Coca-Cola hears you loud and clear. They recently conducted a study with…

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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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