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4 Ways to Survive a Work Trip After Baby

Six months after giving birth to baby No. 2, publicity director Jennifer Verti of Los Angeles craved a full night’s sleep sans midnight feedings or meltdowns. But not enough to want to venture nearly 3,000 miles from home. “The first time I had to travel for work, I worried a lot about missing special moments,” she admits.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pregnancy Rights at Work

In a game-changing decision about how pregnant women are treated at work, the Supreme Court has ruled that pregnant workers are entitled to the same accommodations given to any worker restricted by a disability.

It all started when the pregnant Peggy Young told her employer, the United Parcel Service, that she shouldn’t lift anything heavy, doctor’s orders. Her company responded by putting her on unpaid leave.

Why New Dads Should Take Paternity Leave

You know when something’s simultaneously shocking and obvious? Brace yourself: The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which entitles most new moms to 12 weeks off work within Baby’s first year, promises the same time off to dads (and in some cases, same-sex spouses, too). That means your S.O.

3 Quick Fixes for a Bad Hair Day

So you skipped the sweltering blow-dryer and wound up with air-dried hair that’s just blah. These tricks from Mara Roszak, a hairstylist with L’Oréal Paris, save the day.

How to Tell the Guys at Work You're Pregnant

As the host of car show PowerNation, Courtney Hansen—who gave birth to daughter Holland in July—knows a few things about working in a testosterone-heavy environment. With her tips, you can make your workplace a less-stressful place for a pregnant woman, for all nine months.

6 Stress-Relief Tips That Really Work

Every woman has some everyday anxiety, but soon–to–be moms can pile on a few more factors sure to send even the coolest cucumber into night sweats (seriously, this growing baby is going to come out where?).

Survive the Work Day (Even When You Have Morning Sickness)

Pregnant women have tons of demands on their time and energy, not the least of which is work.

Avoid This Working-Moms Trend

At 9 p.m. nearly any evening, you'll find Maria Colaco, a social media consultant and mom of two, staring at her computer, munching on cold leftovers and cranking away on a creative campaign. "I'm always turning to my work after the kiddos are in bed," she says. 

Scarlett Johansson, Pregnant and Prepared to Juggle Family and Career

Yeah, we know, it must be really hard to be a gorgeous, successful actress. But haven't all of us worried about how motherhood will affect our careers? Hear ScarJo's concerns, then check out Three Tips to Make Your Return from Maternity Leave Easier. 

Motherhood Tip: Stop Trying to Be Perfect!

Her kids always sleep through the night; she always has dinner on the table; she “gets her body back” two months after labor; she never gets tired (ha!); and never feels like she’s running on empty (which is totally possible, if "never" means "usually.") Does this sound like a standard of motherhood you'd like to acheive?

Related: Why We Shouldn't Lie About New Motherhood

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