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Why Working Wives Should Be More Selfish

Why Working Wives Should Be More Selfish

New research finds 'me' time is good for you and your marriage

If you and your spouse work, it's hard to find time for yourselves. It's essential for working women to take time out for themselves and forgo the guilt. Read More »

Thanks, Mom, For Showing Me How It's Done

Thanks, Mom, For Showing Me How It's Done

Wrapping up our celebration of moms on Mother's Day

My mother spent her entire career working for one family-owned company. Despite life's curveballs, she shows up every day. Read More »

Successful Working Mothers Sum Up The Difficulties Of Motherhood

Successful Working Mothers Sum Up The Difficulties Of Motherhood

All week we're celebrating Moms.

Wisdom of the ages from celebrity moms. Read More »

Working Moms And Dads: The Divide Between Salary And Job Titles

Working Moms And Dads: The Divide Between Salary And Job Titles

New parents need to communicate their needs to their employers

A new CareerBuilder survey shows how the professional and family roles of working parents are evolving year to year. Read More »

Lunchtime Live! Meet The Breadwinning Moms [REPLAY]

Lunchtime Live! Meet The Breadwinning Moms [REPLAY]

Return to this page on Friday at 12:30 ET to tune in

Do moms who are the family breadwinners like that role? Working Mother just released a study to find out and we'll be talking about that at this Lunchtime Live! Read More »

Is Housework Hurting Your Career?

Is Housework Hurting Your Career?

It's an article of faith among Americans that we are overworked. We work long hours at our paid jobs, then come home and put in a long second shift. Mothers, in particular, perceive their combined work and child-care hours as extensive, leaving us starved for time -- a starvation that we sometimes assume our... Read More »

Finding A Truly Family Friendly Employer

Finding A Truly Family Friendly Employer

By Lindsay Olson If family ranks high on your list of priorities, your life will run much smoother if you work for a company that is family friendly. But definitions vary: Some companies just provide the bare-minimum requirements (like unpaid time off for having a baby), while others go above and beyond to... Read More »

Women Are Back On The Job

Women Are Back On The Job

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- Women are finding their way back into the workforce. The economic upswing had until recently been a "hecovery," but the revival is now becoming more balanced between the genders. The number of women employees has jumped by 300,000 in the past six months, nearly the same amount as... Read More »

Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

In the U.K., there's a proposal afoot to allow either parent to get a parental allowance for most of the first year of a child's life. Currently, (if I'm reading the U.K.'s literature right) mothers get the first 6 weeks at 90 percent pay, and then can take the next 33 weeks at a state allowance (that's the... Read More »

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Back during the whole Marissa-Mayer-is-pregnant dust-up this summer, I mentioned that being the CEO is actually a great job for the mom of small kids. If you're late to a 9 a.m. meeting, people will wait for you. If you don't want to work from 5:30-8 p.m., people will take your calls at 8:30. They fly to see... Read More »

Deutsche Bank VP Kelley Voelker Claims She Was Fired After Suing For Being 'Mommy-Tracked'

Deutsche Bank VP Kelley Voelker Claims She Was Fired After Suing For Being 'Mommy-Tracked'

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK -- A Deutsche Bank AG vice president said she was fired this month in retaliation for her gender bias lawsuit and subsequent complaints accusing the German bank of trying to retard her career. Kelley Voelker, who turns 46 on Monday, said she learned of her firing two weeks ago,... Read More »

From Waitressing to Dream Job At NASA: How One Mom Did It

From Waitressing to Dream Job At NASA: How One Mom Did It

"I'm a 35-year-old mother of three in my third marriage, working as a waitress, and have... Read More »

Starting A Business With An 8-Year-Old? This Mom Did

Starting A Business With An 8-Year-Old? This Mom Did

Most eight-year-olds are focused on being kids. Every so often, one such as Breanna Wallis comes around and starts a business. Read More »

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

By Elaheh Nozari, LearnVest Working from home today? It could have a serious effect on your career. The Wall Street Journal recently reported the results of a new study that suggests employees who work from home or remotely may end up getting lower performance evaluations, smaller raises and fewer... Read More »

Can You Get A Job When You're Pregnant?

Can You Get A Job When You're Pregnant?

Maybe you've heard the news: Marissa Mayer, an executive who has been climbing the corporate ladder at Google was just named as Yahoo's new chief executive. What seems to be even bigger news: She is pregnant (it's a boy) and due Oct. 7. Reports indicate that she let Yahoo's board know about her pregnancy at... Read More »

A Man Who Prefers The 'Mommy Track'

A Man Who Prefers The 'Mommy Track'

Annie Marie Slaughter's article in the current Atlantic titled "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" had a familiar ring - hauntingly so. More than two decades ago, the Harvard Business Review published an article titled "Management Women and the New Facts of Life," which made many of the same arguments that... Read More »

Mother's Day: Is Motherhood Really A Job?

Mother's Day: Is Motherhood Really A Job?

Every year in time for Mother's Day, Salary.com produces a figure showing how much you'd have to pay for the job of "mom." The answer is always in the six-figures for stay-at-home moms. It is based on mothers' estimates of how much time they spend doing various tasks, which -- like all time-use estimates -- tend... Read More »

If Mothers Received A Salary, What Would They Earn?

If Mothers Received A Salary, What Would They Earn?

By Barbara Safani With Mother's Day upon us, I've been thinking about the "Mom job" and how many different jobs it really is. Can you imagine if moms got paid for all they do? Obviously moms don't take the job for the money, but it does make you wonder what their earning potential would be if they were... Read More »

Are Burned-Out Women Getting Pregnant To Escape Work?

Are Burned-Out Women Getting Pregnant To Escape Work?

Crazy as it sounds to American mothers, in Great Britain women can take up to a year off work, partially paid, after having a baby. Such generous benefits are designed to give moms and babies time to bond, but according to a new magazine survey (highlighted in the Daily Mail), they're having a side effect:... Read More »

A 'Double Life': Suburban Parents By Day, Celebrated Musicians By Night

A 'Double Life': Suburban Parents By Day, Celebrated Musicians By Night

By Benazir Karim If you see Stacey Shames and Tim Ries pushing a cart in a Costco in New Jersey, the couple would seem to be like any other suburban parents. But their nights are spent on their passion: music. A Juilliard-trained harpist, Shames performs as a soloist with several orchestras, such as the... Read More »

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