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Rebecca Hughes Parker
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Rebecca Hughes Parker is an attorney and journalist who lives in New York City with her husband and three daughters (including twins). She is the Editor-in-Chief of The FCPA Report, a legal publication offering analysis and insight about bribery and corruption for multi-national companies and law firms. Previously, she was a litigator at a large law firm, where she represented clients across a range of industries, and before that, an award-winning broadcast journalist.

Her essays on parenting and working motherhood have appeared in various publications. She also writes at

She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her law degree from Columbia University. She grew up on Long Island, where she spent a lot of time with her five siblings in ice skating rinks.

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12 'Gifts' of Parenting Twins We'd Like To Return

(2) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 8:12 PM

We both have twins -- and a few singletons to boot -- and we like lists as much as the next blogger. We agree twins offer unique gifts, as others have pointed out, but we also think they come with certain things we would rather give back. Here...

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Wallace and Bolduan: Two Career Arcs on Display at CNN

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 5:26 PM

CNN will be showcasing two different female career arcs these next few months. As the network scrambles under new management, pulling in new talent and launching new shows, a potential paradigm shift for women's careers will be playing out on screen.

Exhibit A is Kate Bolduan. She has...

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Debunking Twin Myths

(17) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 1:00 PM

Twins for Kate? The princess's hyperemesis gravidarum (a condition worthy of further research) has led to speculation that she is having twins. It is true that a multiple pregnancy is associated with a 7.5% increased chance of HG. My own anecdotal evidence...

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Choosing to Latch On

(7) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 3:40 PM

The backlash against New York City 's Latch On initiative has been swift and strong, coming from all stripes of female commentators, from FoxNews to the Daily News to Feministe. Mayor Bloomberg is depriving mothers of "choice;" dictating what they should do...

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Yet Another Santa Dilemma

(40) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 8:26 AM

After our conversation here yesterday about talking to kids about sticky subjects, Rebecca Hughes Parker sent me this essay about one of the stickier ones this time of year. Yes, another parent struggling with Santa. But she raises a question I haven't heard yet (and I thought I...

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Why I Don't Want My Daughter's Teacher To Take Maternity Leave

(97) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 6:53 AM

My daughter dragged my lofty Feminist principles down to earth.

The cold slap of reality came with a note from her 2nd grade teacher. Just over a month into the school year she was announcing that she's pregnant and will be going on leave around her due date in February....

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