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Pregnant? Unplug the Vacuum and Put Down That Mop

Another excuse to take a load off: Pregnancy is not the time for household chores, according to a new study. Credit: Getty Images
In a scene reminiscent of recent Swiffer commercials, brooms and mops may soon be crooning "Baby Come Back" to...

Opinion: Dads Can Stay Home With the Kids, Too

Working mothers shouldn't be the only ones making sacrifices. Credit: Getty Images
Discussions of successful women always seem to include the notion of being forced to make a choice: time with the kids, or career advancement. Parents should...

Marvelous Mom: Lesley Spencer Pyle of HireMyMom.com

ParentDish caught up with busy working mom Lesley Spencer Pyle to talk about her company HireMyMom.com, which pairs stay-at-home moms with work that allows flexibility and a paycheck. Pyle was between caring for her two-year-old and driving her...

Moms Have More Leisure Time Than They Think, Researcher Says

Researchers say moms have more time on their hands than they think they do. Credit: zoutedrop, Flickr
You work a full-time job and then you come home and make dinner, clean the house and put the kids to bed. And don't forget about the laundry....

Happiest Couples Share the Paid and Unpaid Work

Does sharing the dish-washing and the money-earning lead to a happier family? Credit: alaskaval, Flickr
A new study finds that couples who share the responsibility for paid and unpaid work report being happier than couples who divide the work...

Being Popular in School Pays Off

Have you ever wondered how the popular kids you went to school with fared later on in life? Did their natural ability to win friends and influence people lead to financial success in adulthood? Or did they end up flipping burgers for minimum wage...

Jobs For Laid Off Moms and Dads

Like so many folks in this troubled economy, Ms. L. was laid off recently. Unlike some people, she was able to find employment, albeit in a very different field. Ms. L. used to be a vice president at Chase. Now she's a nanny, being paid off the...

Circus Family Lives Under the Big Tent

Get up, have breakfast, feed the tigers. The routine is the same but the town and city is always changing for this family of fifth-generation circus performers. Daniel Raffo, originally from Argentina, is the tiger trainer for Ringling Bros. and...

Would You Bring Your Child to Work?

Many of us have participated in Take Your Child To Work Day (formerly known as Take Your Daughter To Work Day). But what if you could--or had to--bring your child to work with you everyday? For more and more parents these days, that seemingly bizarre...

Commuter Marriages On The Rise

More and more families are living apart, as couples split up not because they no longer want to be married, but because their careers dictate it be so. A recent article in The New York Times says that more and more families may be engaging in...

Acupuncture and Pregnancy?

Being pregnant is a beautiful, wonderful thing. It can also be a pain in the--well, it can be a pain in a lot of places. Those of us who've tackled the trail more than once can attest to back problems, leg problems, headaches and swelling places we...

Moms in Politics

Do mothers have a place in politics or do they have too much on their hands to be able to handle such an important task? Are we better off choosing public servants who can devote their whole lives to their task or can the government be run by people...

Do you play hooky?

Nearly one-third of workers have played hooky from their jobs, calling in sick when in reality they are taking an unscheduled day off. A survey by CareerBuilder.com revealed that American employees used excuses that ranged from not wanting to lose a...

Workers give breastfeeding the thumbs up

Employees from at least one company view breastfeeding policies positively, a new study finds. Over 400 staff members from a single corporation were polled about breastfeeding and pumping, coworkers who breastfed/pumped and whether or not allowing...

Do you skip work on Halloween?

My daughter Sara is going to preschool dressed as a fairy (or Tinkerbell or a princess or whatever she decides she is at the moment). She'll show off her costume to her friends and they'll show their costumes, and then they'll all wander up and down...

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