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More Moms Are Staying Home Full-Time, Pew Research Shows

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, ...

My Life In One Single, Sensational Syllable

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

These are the good days, the glory days, the slow-as-molasses days. These are the fast years, the wonder years, the how-do-I-find-words years.

The Question I Don't Want To Be Asked As A Stay-At-Home Parent

Annabel Monaghan | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Annabel Monaghan

When he leaves in the morning, I'm in my pajamas and the kitchen's a mess. When he comes home at night, I'm in my pajamas and the kitchen's a mess. How can I explain to him that, though the pajamas are the same, the mess is a totally new, fresh mess?

6 Legit Ways to Make Money From Home That You've Never Heard Of

Bob Lotich | Posted 03.27.2014 | Money
Bob Lotich

With all the unique money-making opportunities available, many people are finding that they can earn a few extra hundred dollars a month by thinking a little outside the box.

The Question I Couldn't Stop Thinking About

Jennifer Benjamin | Posted 03.08.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Benjamin

At this point in my life, no, I don't have much career ambition. There, I said it. It's just not in me right now and I'm OK with that (I think).

THIS Is What We Do All Day

Jessica Rassette | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

The magic of tomorrow is that it will be exactly like today, except everything will be different.

Why Don't Women Change This?

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.30.2013 | Women
Grown And Flown

It never occurred to me that the massive social changes of the late 20th century would mean that some things would change beyond recognition (e.g. the number of women in medical school) and other things barely at all (e.g., the number of women CEOs).

9 Reasons I Don't Regret Being A Stay-At-Home Mom

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

To me, there is no right answer about whether it is better to work or stay at home. My motto is that a happy woman makes a happy mom and a happy mom makes happy kids.

Why Opting-Out Makes Little Sense

Jennifer Owens | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

A decade into working momhood, I'm glad I didn't opt-out. As my career has grown, so has my salary, my influence and my ability to work flexibly.

Can We Please Stop Talking About Stay-at-home vs. Working Mothers?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

We have got to stop talking about stay-at-home vs. working mothers as if it were some sort of debate, as if it were the central issue of parenting and families. It's not.

The Incredible List of 10 Steps to Create a Magical Summer for Kids

Maggie M. Ethridge | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Maggie M. Ethridge

Summer can be stuffed with days that your kids will never forget and you will never regret. Simple, free ( or cheap! ) and designed to create a flow of magic summer memories, the following list contains my best ideas for every summer with my four kids, and hopefully your best summer with yours.

Why I'm On Both Sides Of The Mommy Wars

Grown And Flown | Posted 06.27.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

Most women writing about the topic of 'mommy wars' still have children in their homes and thus can only guess how they will feel about their decisions, when it is all said and done. But a generation of time has passed and there is no reason to speculate. We have the data, if not the answers.

Lisa Belkin

Paulette Light Is A Working Mom Statistic, And So Are You | Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents

Paulette Light is a statistic. As she wrote on the website of The Atlantic, she is learning that the rich and varied details of her life -- a BA from...

Lisa Belkin

The Problem With Saying 'Stay-At-Home Mom' | Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.27.2013 | Parents

The childhood rhyme is wrong, of course -- words CAN always hurt you. They have power, and pack a punch, which is why we spend so much time parsing an...

Get Married, Stay Home and Take It Easy OR Go to Work?

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.16.2013 | Women
Gina Barreca

I was scared by my mother's life. I never wanted to have to ask anybody to foot the bill for my rent, my food, my clothes or my education.

Back Off, Stay-at-Home Dads

Amy Wruble | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Amy Wruble

Sometimes when I see stay-at-home dads being all competent and relaxed, hoisting their toddlers with one hand while making realistic elephant sounds, I feel a little threatened.

Maybe 'Fun Mom' Isn't What My Daughter Needs From Me

CT Working Moms | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents
CT Working Moms

In our silly, happy little family of three, I'm not the fun parent. I wish this didn't always have to be the case. But... there it is.

3 Careers That Don't Work for Women With Children

Manoush Zomorodi | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents
Manoush Zomorodi

When I was in college, no one talked about what kind of career women should choose that could work well with having a family. There was very little discussion about what to do after college at all, actually.

Ann Romney Proudly Owns Stay-At-Home Mom Image

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

-- To the yearbook editors at the all-girl Kingswood School, Ann Lois Davies' destiny seemed pretty obvious. "The first lady," the entry beside the ...

A Woman's Choice: The Right to Stay at Home

Mia Redrick | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
Mia Redrick

In many ways, going back to the playground allowed me to rest the girl that had worked so hard and pushed so much to make it. It allowed me to reevaluate my life and priorities.

Earning My Keep: Unpaid Labor is Still Work

Erika Christakis | Posted 08.26.2012 | Women
Erika Christakis

Unpaid labor helps to supports families and the communities they live in, it supports industry and it props up the global economy in myriad ways just as surely as the wage-earning jobs do.

Are Working Mothers the Only Ones to Want it All?

Susan Orlins | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents
Susan Orlins

The best reason I could think of to go back to work was for cocktail parties. When asked what I did, I would be able to respond with something other than the conversation stopper, "I'm a mom."

The Work-Family Debate, All Dressed Up

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Ellen Galinsky

FINALLY! This issue may -- just may -- be getting the traction it deserves, thanks to the courage of Slaughter and a number of others.

Move Over, Sheryl Sandberg, There's a New Working Mom in Town

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Joanne Bamberger

Not so long ago, Sheryl Sandberg announced to all working mothers in America than if she can have it all, then so can they! It's easy-peasy!

Social Security: Neutral in Name, Sexist by Design

Kristin Maschka | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Now is the time to make changes so that the Social Security Administration can honestly announce: "Social Security is neutral with respect to gender -- by design."