Maternity and Paternity Leave

So you've got a new child at home -- you'd probably like to get to know your baby a bit better before returning to the office. Read up on maternity and paternity leave.

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Don't Want to Go Back to Work After Maternity Leave? 10 Things to Think About

The decision to return to work after having a child can be agonizing for many women, but is staying home the right option for you? How do you know what's best for you and your family?


Why More Companies Are Offering Paternity Leave — and Men Feel Freer to Take It

In the U.S., few companies offered parental leave for fathers — and men often felt a stigma if they took it. But the millennial generation is changing that.

The decision to return to work after maternity leave depends on a variety of factors including finances, job fulfillment, parenting philosophy and mother-baby separation issues. Learn more about when you should return from maternity leave from this article.

10 Tasks New Moms Can Assign Their In-laws

If you hadn't just delivered a 9-pound baby, you'd be walking the dog, dusting the end tables and baking cupcakes for your first grader's school bake sale. Let your in-laws lend a hand -- they'll be glad to help if you give them a specific task. Here are 10.

Why does maternity leave end when the baby gets fun?

One of the hardest parts of motherhood is tearing yourself away from your new baby to head back to work. Why does maternity leave end just when things are getting good?

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Employer About Maternity Leave

If you're a working mom-to-be, chances are you're hoping to take some maternity leave to spend time with your new baby. What should you ask your employer before you go?

You Know You've Spent Too Much of Your Maternity Leave Alone When ...

Busy days and sleepless nights -- welcome to parenthood. Everything changes when you have a baby especially your daily routine. However, it's important to carve out some 'me time' every now and then.

5 Ways to Talk to Other Adults While You're On Maternity Leave

As you enjoy maternity leave, you'll be expected to supply updates on your baby to those outside your family, and some people will be more interested than others. How should you talk to other adults while you're on maternity leave?

You Know You Need to Talk to Another Grown-up When ...

Having a baby changes everything. Your social life temporarily goes on hold while you adjust to a new lifestyle and routine. But don't forget to take some 'me time' every now and then. Can you remember the last time you talked to another grown-up?

You Know You're Not Getting Enough Sleep on Maternity Leave When ...

Does your body feel heavy? Are your eyes starting to blur everything together? If you answered yes to either of those two questions ... then you are probably not getting enough sleep! Learn about the signs of sleep deprivation.

You Know You're Ready to Go Back To Work When ...

Raising children is a full-time job, but do you ever find yourself missing the office? Our image gallery will help you figure out if you're ready to go back to work.