Mothers/ Motherhood

Working Moms May Be Helping Their Kids, Study Finds

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Working Moms May Be Helping Their Kids, Study Finds
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NBC News

Moms who feel guilty about going back to work can give themselves a break — a new study suggests their kids may do better once they start kindergarten than children of women who stayed home.

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Caring Is Our Most Important Work: Anne-Marie Slaughter

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TV/Radio Show
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Caring Is Our Most Important Work: Anne-Marie Slaughter
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Work/Life Integration Project Wharton

On Work and Life, Stew Friedman spoke with Anne-Marie Slaughter – author of the ground-breaking 2012 Atlantic article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” which sparked a national debate about the real pressures of having a career while also serving as a caregiver at home – about a traditional gender bias that underlies the American work-life conflict and the conversation we need to have in order to move forward.

Opting Out? Working Moms Want the Same Thing: Flexibility

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Blog
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Opting Out? Working Moms Want the Same Thing: Flexibility
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WorkFlexibility.org

"What I Learned From My Mother” Blog Celebration!

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Press Release
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"What I Learned From My Mother” Blog Celebration!
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Mom's Rising

2014 Best Companies for Multicultural Women

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Report
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2014 Best Companies for Multicultural Women
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Working Mother

Having a diverse workforce at all levels is essential for companies that want to innovate and grow. At the 2014 Best Companies for Multicultural Women, efforts to ensure that women of color are among the decision-makers start even before they're hired, and results are apparent all the way up the corporate ladder.

Getting Away From The Cult Of Motherhood: Why Paternity Leave Is So Important

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Newsletter
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Getting Away From The Cult Of Motherhood: Why Paternity Leave Is So Important
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Cognoscenti

WFRN member and former Executive Committee member Lotte Bailyn: "Equity for women in the workplace is never going to happen if there aren’t changes in the family structure, and by that I mean fathers who are active participants in the care of their children."

A New Perspective for Mothers

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Other
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A New Perspective for Mothers
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National Council on Family Relations
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Noelle Chesley, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Happy (almost) Mother's Day to all the moms out there! If we asked you to talk about yourself as a mother — what your successes are, what challenges you face — what would you say? What do you think your kids would say about you?

Mindsets About Women and Work Need a Reboot

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Blog
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Mindsets About Women and Work Need a Reboot
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Huffington Post

The real story, however, is the one behind the headlines. The mindsets we have are out of synch with reality. We need to reboot our mindsets about women and work!

After Decades of Decline, A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers

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Report
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After Decades of Decline, A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers
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Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

The share of U.S. mothers with children under age 18 who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. This rise over the past dozen years in the share of mothers who stay at home represents a reversal from the long-term decline that had persisted for the last three decades of the 20th century.

Keyword: Stay-at-Home Mothers

Having a Baby While in B-School and More

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TV/Radio Show
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Having a Baby While in B-School and More
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Work and Life Radio- Wharton Work LIfe Integration Project

"On Work and Life, Stew Friedman spoke with current Wharton MBA students about how young women are thinking about their careers, families and future lives.

In the second segment, Friedman spoke with Kristina Milyuchikhina (WG '14) and Meaghan Casey (WG '15), about what it's like to start a family while in business school and the importance of choosing a partner who not only shares parenting care, but also shares the same values and ambitions."

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