I was taking a survey a few months ago, when I came across a question: How has having children affected your career? The choices were along the lines of "a huge impact," "a fair amount," "a small amount" or "not at all." Assuming that this question was assessing the degree of negative impact, I answered "a... Read More »
By Julie Feinberg
It's all well and good to want to have it all with a successful career and family life. But most women who want children at some point face a big dilemma: How do you take time off with the new baby without killing your chances for advancement and increased earnings?
Of women who go... Read More »
Back in 2008, a Houston woman, back from maternity leave, asked her boss if she could pump breast milk in the bathroom, on her breaks at work. He fired her. Last month, a judge threw out her discrimination case.
Although 45 states allow women to breast-feed infants in any public or private location, many... Read More »
By Kaitlin Madden
Every Monday, I watch Bethenny Frankel juggle her hectic life as a working mom on her Bravo reality show. Though things don't always go perfectly, for the most part, she's pretty good at making sure nothing falls through the cracks. Read More »
More companies are letting employees work from home, and no one has welcomed the shift more than women -- the half of the population that still does most of the home-based work. It's much easier to pick the kids up from school, do the grocery shopping, wait for the plumber, and do your daily eight hours labor... Read More »
Employed mothers and fathers have almost identical workloads, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Women spend a few hours less in the office, but a few more hours cooking, cleaning and caring for the kids. But if their burdens are roughly equal to their husbands', why do women report feeling so... Read More »
For the first time in U.S. history most new mothers are receiving paid maternity leave. The U.S. Census Bureau tracked 3.1 million first-time mothers, who worked while pregnant between 2006 and 2008, and found that 51 percent received paid leave. That's a leap from 42 percent between 1996 and 2000, and the... Read More »
"A year of delayed motherhood is found to increase career earnings by 9 percent, work experience by 9 percent, and average wage rates by 3 percent," so says a study just published by Journal of Population Economics.
The study, "The Effects of Motherhood Timing on Career Path," was written by Amalia R.... Read More »
The debate about whether working women can have it all has been going for decades, and there's no shortage of those who believe firmly one way or the other.
A new study finds, however, that working moms can reduce the risk of depression if they at least admit that they can't do it all and acknowledge that... Read More »
Studies have shown that most Americans believe career opportunities for men and women are equal in this country. Still, statistics clearly show that women earn less than men, are underrepresented at the highest levels of many fields, and face other gender barriers -- such as bias against working mothers, and... Read More »
Lori Mackey is living proof that you never know where life will take you. She started out as a hairdresser; now she's a go-to person for teaching children about money. Who goes to her? Banks like ING, with highly regarded finance programs for children, and schools around the country. Read More »
Jewel, the musician, actor, philanthropist, poet, and mother-to-be spoke with AOL Jobs about her latest cause and how pending motherhood will impact her self-described "Type A" personality.
As she and her husband, nine-time world champion rodeo rider, Ty Murray, 41, expect a son, Jewel, 36, is not... Read More »
Decisions about having children are tough for any career woman, but when giving birth could actually ruin your professional life as you know it and cut short the career you've loved and mastered, those decisions can be especially grueling. Think of how difficult it could be, say, for an iconic supermodel, who... Read More »
These days, baby food is more than just pureed peas in little jars that may get eaten or spit out. And despite the fact that the birthrate in the United States is down 2.6 percent, one woman decided to enter the baby food arena anyway. After just a few years, HAPPYBABY products now grace shelves in more than... Read More »
By Lori Johnston, special to AOL Jobs
College can be a terrifying concept for moms trying to balance a marriage, kids, work, and day-to-day activities. But with more and more mothers taking advantage of online learning to hit the books when the kids are asleep, it is a new reality.
Here are 10 tweet-style... Read More »
Attention all working moms: The more years you work, the fatter your child is likely to become, according to a new study that links childhood obesity with mothers who have jobs outside the home. Read More »
Superstar actress and newly anointed country singer Gwyneth Paltrow ingratiated herself with mothers across the globe when she candidly confessed the details of her postpartum depression. But she seems to have taken her efforts to relate to us all a bit too far by telling working moms that she and BFFs... Read More »
Moms are a force of nature, a force in business, and a force in the government and military. Working moms face the ultimate challenge of trying to have it all but these women balance it with such skill, grace and amazing talent that it seems effortless.
Read through this list of the top ten most powerful... Read More »
You've just had a baby. Six foggy, hormonal, exhausting weeks of adjusting to being a parent fly by -- then you wake up (did you ever go to sleep?) and find it's time to return to work. Your body is still recovering, you're finally getting into the rhythm of breastfeeding and that little bundle of chaos is just... Read More »