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Childcare costs meant that I would actually lose money by working.

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After my husband and I had trouble getting pregnant, my 61-year-old mother surprised us with an unexpected offer 

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He’s a part-time writer and blogger, and a full-time stay-at-home dad for his 18-month-old daughter. Read about a typical day in the life of this SAHD

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My daughter admired my housekeeping—which made me feel like a scrub. But why?

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Forget everything you've heard about stay-at-home moms. A new generation is starting their own businesses, blogging, and working at home.

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6 tips on how to feed and care for pet gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs
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Seeking information, community, and escape, new moms are spending more and more time on the web. How much is too much?

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I think we can afford our regular expenses -- should I stay at home with our kids?
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My 16-month-old clings to my stay-at-home hubby and pushes me away -- what should I do?
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My boss asks me to come in on the weekends -- how do I explain that's my time with my kids?
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These moves make it easy to make a mental health day for you

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Get over your high standards That's the main obstacle to a clean and pleasant house, not the spitup stains and spilled Cheerios. "We say...
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Ease your maternity-leave money crunch with these tips from Shari Lau of the Society for Human Resource Management: • As soon as you find out...
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Niccole Footit mom of: Emma, 2, and Jack, 6 months hometown: Omro, WI Making the decision: When my husband lost his job last year, we sat down...
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It can be scary, we know. Making sure you have enough money - not just for the hundreds of diapers your baby will need in his first three months of...
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Bonnie Tandy Leblang, a home-based food columnist in Connecticut, was on the phone with the Campbell Soup Company when her 4-year-old son, Bryan,...
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When Ellen Kaufman quit her job as tax manager for a mutual fund company three years ago, she gave up the salary, perks, and stress of a full-time...
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I don’t want to go back to work, but I never thought I’d be a stay-home mom. What should I do?

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You're now on maternity leave, and even though you'd planned to go back to work, you can't imagine leaving your baby's side. Or perhaps you never...
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3,120 new moms tell who gets it, who doesn’t, and what it’s really like during the time away from work

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Mothers-to-be often daydream about an idyllic maternity leave. But the realities of life at home with Baby can be a real wake-up call

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New mothers often feel caught in a tug-of-war between family and career. Is a part-time schedule the answer?