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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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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.


 When should you return from maternity leave?

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. See more »

10 Tasks New Moms Can Assign Their In-laws

 10 Tasks New Moms Can Assign Their In-laws

Being a new mom can be tough, but the in-laws can be a huge help. Read about 10 tasks new moms can assign their in-laws. See more »

Why does maternity leave end when the baby gets fun?

 Why does maternity leave end when the baby gets fun?

Why does maternity leave end when the baby gets fun? Read about how long you can spend on maternity leave and why it ends so soon. See more »

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Employer About Maternity Leave

 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Employer About Maternity Leave

What should you ask your employer before you take maternity leave? Learn the 10 questions you should ask your employer about maternity leave. See more »

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

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

You know you've been alone on maternity leave too much when you recognize yourself in these pictures. See more »

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

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

How should you talk to other adults while you're on maternity leave? Read about 5 ways to talk to other adults while you're on maternity leave. See more »

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

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

You know you need to talk on another grown-up when ... you recognize yourself in this image gallery. When do you need to talk to other grown-ups? See more »

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

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

You know you're not getting enough sleep on maternity when you recognize yourself in this gallery. See pictures of sleep on maternity leave. See more »

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

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

You know you're ready to go back to work when you recognize yourself in this image gallery. See pictures of work after maternity leave. See more »

How to Figure Out if You Can Afford Not to Go Back to Work after Maternity Leave

 How to Figure Out if You Can Afford Not to Go Back to Work after Maternity Leave

Is a two-income family better for you? Read about whether you can afford not to work after maternity leave at TLC Family. See more »