Working Moms

The Working Woman's Guide to Pregnancy

Our detailed guide covers breaking the news at work, navigating maternity leave, and more.

Why Every Parent Should Have a Will

Less than half of all Americans have a will, and the number drops even more for moms and dads, yet it's the one legal document every parent should have. Here's why.

Could You Be a 'Minimalist Mom?'

How doing--and buying--less may help you bring back the joy in parenting.

Mom Covers Herself in Breast Milk Bags to Make a Point About Working Moms

This mom's art highlights a major societal problem--and helps working moms understand they're not alone.

3 Signs It's Time to Stop Working

If you're waffling about when to go on maternity leave, here are some clues:

Inside the Company With the Most Amazing Work/Life Balance

Patagonia has 100 percent retention rate of employees who have had children in the past five years. The secret? A healthy work/life balance afforded to all employees.

Pregnancy-Inspired Careers

Five jobs for women with babies on the brain

Ready Or Not

Can you ever be truly prepared for becoming a mom?

Photo Series Celebrates Breastfeeding Women in Uniform

We've seen plenty of photo series that focus on breastfeeding women--but this one is like any other. The women are all in uniform. And the photographer's recruiting.

7 Pumping-Friendly Wardrobe Must-Haves for Killing It After Maternity Leave

Who says you can't be fashionable and functional when you reenter the real world after having a baby? These must-haves, handpicked by our new-mom editor, will make you feel like you have your s**t together, even when you really, really don't feel like you do.

Families Spending More on Child Care Than Rent

Child care costs are so high, many families spend more on it than they do on rent--and women are paying the price for it with their careers. Here's why.

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

Crush your top pregnancy work worries with these expert tips.

Deciding When to Work After Having a Baby

If you're deciding about returning to work after maternity leave, learn from these four women, who weigh up the same decision about going back to work after baby.

Your Guide to Having a Baby on a Budget

Looking for financial advice during your pregnancy? Here are some affordable, money-saving tips from real families to help you have a baby without breaking the bank.

Paid Maternity Leave is Safer for Babies

A new study shows that paid time off for new parents is linked with a reduction in cases of abusive head trauma in infants. Another reason for paid maternity leave.

Pentagon Rolls Out Single Maternity Leave Policy Across Military

The latest in a string of organizations that have rolled out new and improved maternity leave policies is not in Silicon Valley, but the U.S. Capitol: The Pentagon.

Three Tips to Make Your Return From Maternity Leave Easier

Returning to work can be tough on new moms.

Getting Back to Business

Going back to work after having a baby isn't an all-or-nothing decision.

Morning Sickness Sucks

12.07.12 Getting through the day with a queasy stomach isn't easy--even for a princess.

Sleep Like A Baby?

A new sleep book from pediatrician Harvey Karp, M.D., may be just what the doctor ordered.

Protect Your Family

Smart financial planning for your family.

Illustrator Puts Pen to Paper to Show What Being a New Mom is Really Like

Artist Lucy Knisley captures every wild and wonderful moment of life as a mother with her whimsical sketches.

Let's do lunch

03.01.12 One working mom's way of making the mom group work for her.