Mothers/ Motherhood

The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus: A Child Helps Your Career, if You’re a Man

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News Article
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The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus: A Child Helps Your Career, if You’re a Man
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New York Times
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Michelle Budig, Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

iRelaunch Return to Work Conference at Columbia University: October 1, 2014

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Conference
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iRelaunch Return to Work Conference at Columbia University: October 1, 2014
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iRelaunch

Are you an educated professional who has been on a career break for family-related or other reasons? 
Would you like to return to the paid workforce but aren’t sure where to start?

The Real Cost of Women Opting Out

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News Article
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The Real Cost of Women Opting Out
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US News

Returning to work is relatively easy, as long as you’re willing to accept lower pay.

This story was written by Kimberly Palmer, who attended the WFRN Conference.  She interviewed WFRN members Pamela Stone and Meg Claie Lovejoy.

Managing Pregnancy And Parenting In The American Workplace

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News Article
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Managing Pregnancy And Parenting In The American Workplace
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NBC

People are stunned, often stunned, when they realize how limited their rights are in comparison to the rights of parents in other countries in the world or just in general.

A Mother’s Ambitions

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Blog
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A Mother’s Ambitions
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New York Times Opinionator

In the Ivory Tower, Men Only

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News Article
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In the Ivory Tower, Men Only
Source: 
Slate

For men, having children is a career advantage. For women, it’s a career killer.

Why Some Wonkish New Policy Guidelines from EEOC Make My Heart Soar

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Blog
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Why Some Wonkish New Policy Guidelines from EEOC Make My Heart Soar
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

Paternity leave seems to be the new “hot” topic. How does that relate to maternity leave? Will we finally be able to move beyond the concept of pregnancy as a disability and admit it’s important for parents of both sexes to take care of and bond with their babies? And that even among those eligible for the [Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)]’s 12 weeks unpaid leave, few can afford to take it?

If My Flex Request is Denied, What Do I Say Next?

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Blog
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If My Flex Request is Denied, What Do I Say Next?
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Work Options
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Pat Katepoo

Dear Pat: I’m the proud mother of two adorable children under three years old. I’m also a Customer Operations Trainer for a large bank. I want nothing more than to be a stay-at-home mom with my kids, but financially, that’s not an option right now.

When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home

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Blog
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When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home
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NPR

Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found. And mothers who worked part time reported better health than moms who didn't work at all.

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (released July 14, 2014)

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Press Release
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EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (released July 14, 2014)
Source: 
EEOC
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Scott Behson, PhD

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues

This is the guiding document for the EEOC in the areas of pregnancy, pregnancy discrimination, disability and parental leave. I thought many here would find it interesting and helpful.

http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/pregnancy_guidance.cfm#dissta

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