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Does day care cost more than college tuition? In more than half the country, the answer is yes.
A University of Washington of 1,600, married 40-year-old women has provided those who try to simultaneously be everything – a great mom and a great career woman – some bad news. more
This week, Forbes released its annual power rankings - women who have the largest scope and scale of influence on our world today. And guess what - A staggering 88% of the world's most powerful females happen to be mothers!
"It's a percentage that surprised even us," says Moira Forbes, the president and publisher of ForbesWoman. "Power women today are not necessarily choosing career or family. They are doing both."
Blogger Michelle Gerdes was surprised to read about a ruling against a lawsuit alleging that pregnant and new mothers were discriminated against by their employer. more
A new study has found that unmarried parents who live together are more likely to break up than their married counterparts. more
A National Bureau of Economic Research study has found that “highly skilled women” lose between $230,000 to $359,000 of lifetime wages after having children. more
When the Today Show and Parenting.com asked 26,000 mothers to spill about their “secrets and confessions,” the results were the stuff of daytime TV talk shows. more
A new academic study found that the pressures of maintaining a successful academic career in science has resulted in those professionals having fewer children than they actually want, reducing their happiness about their jobs. more
A new survey found that “about half of Americans with assets of more than $250,000 said they won’t pay the entire tab for their children’s education,” Bloomberg News reported. more
A U.K. study of 12,000 children found that “young girls who had moms who didn’t work at all outside the home were at an increased risk of behavioral problems,” reported CBS MoneyWatch. more