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Why I Decided to Take Sabbatical

Women & Co | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Women & Co

I am on sabbatical. A clean out my closets, volunteer at school, re-evaluate my career sabbatical. I'm taking some time to figure out what I'm going to be when I grow up.

Tim Wright: For the Sake of our Kids: Redefining the Legacy of Success

Tim Wright | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents
Tim Wright

For too long, success has been defined by money and power and getting as far ahead as we can. And many of our kids have suffered because of it.

9 Reasons Why I Regret Being A Stay-At-Home Mom

Grown And Flown | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

I let go of the burning ambition I once held because I didn't feel as though I could hold it and three babies at the same time. My husband did not do this, my children did not do this, I did this.

My One Wish For My Daughter As She Gets Older

Jennifer Meer | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

I'm worried my daughter thinks that being a mother or a parent who chooses to stay at home is as one-dimensional and simplistic and unfulfilling as sweeping a dirty floor.

Janelle Capra: Mommy's Here

Janelle Capra | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Janelle Capra

I've made decisions to choose my career carefully around what's best for my children, my family and me. I am a "working mom" and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Lisa Belkin

The Stay-At-Home Dad's Dilemma | Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.16.2013 | Parents

Michael Zorek stood outside the fence of his children's public school on Manhattan's Upper West Side one day this spring, waiting for afternoon pick-u...

For My Mom on Mother's Day: A Thank You, I'm Sorry and a Pulitzer

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

Every year I am a mother. I am amazed at how much wisdom my own mother has, and how little I actually know. I am overwhelmed by the sacrifices she made, the energy she continues to have and the work she made look so effortless.

Moms Take the Hill Day

Shannon Watts | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Shannon Watts

On Wednesday, March 13, the day before the three-month anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, I will travel to Washington, DC, and join mothers from more than 30 states for Moms Take the Hill Day.

Happy Mamas Raise Happier Kids

Erin Cox | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
Erin Cox

Since I've committed to going with the flow and not being so uptight about keeping my house clean and my kids perfectly put together, we somehow feel more organized and effective overall.

No Accident: How My Unplanned Pregnancy Became a Blessing

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

My gynecologist found it humorous that a woman who had battled infertility and miscarriages for years could end up pregnant while on birth control... but I was living proof that the pill is not 100% effective.

Parenting 101

Jill Patir | Posted 04.20.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

After a relatively easy pregnancy, my confidence was high as to how easy motherhood would be. I had read the books and had been a teacher for six years. As far I was concerned, there was nothing I couldn't handle. I was ready, I was prepared, I was well read, I was... wrong.

Most Women Would Rather Be This Than a Housewife

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Lisa Wade

The vast majority of young people desire an egalitarian marriage in which both partners share breadwinning, housekeeping, and child rearing. In practice, however, egalitarian relationships are difficult to establish.

7 Things NEVER To Say To A Stay-At-Home Mom

Posted 05.02.2014 | OWN

By Amy Shearn One happy mom -- at home with two small children -- explains why some “helpful” comments are actually not so helpful to stay-at-h...

How to Solve Personal Finance's Stay-at-Home Spouse Problem

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

There are more than 16 million stay-at-home spouses in the United States, and they're currently in an unenviable position.

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.

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.

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.

What You Won't Find On My Resume

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

If my resume is short, that's ok by me. After all, resumes don't often list any of the really important things in life.

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.

Why I Hated Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

LearnVest | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents

I refused to feel sorry for myself for too long, despite the fact that my plan of staying home with the kids for only a few weeks had turned into a few years. After all, I was choosing this.

The 5 Things All Divorcees Regret

Kristy Campbell | Posted 07.17.2012 | Divorce
Kristy Campbell

Divorce is a monumental life experience much like a marriage, birth or death. Not talking about it seems unhealthy.

Mompreneurs: Relying on Facebook to Grow Biz

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

There comes a time for many stay-at-home moms when they realize that they can turn their hobby into a business. This "lifestyle business" model has been life-changing for these two self-proclaimed "Facebook Mompreneurs."

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney's Long Involvement In The Politics Of Motherhood | Sam Stein | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney seemed comfortable turning last week's kerfuffle over stay-at-home mothers into a "Christmas gift" that came early for hi...

Is Work-Life Balance a Myth?

LearnVest | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents

Many moms are happy and willing to martyr themselves.

When Did My Husband Become My Bank? | Posted 06.16.2012 | Parents

Though some working women may read this and think it sounds God-awful, I actually enjoyed my new job of mom. I was both good at it and loved it. But there were unexpected downsides as well.