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    Working Moms
    The Motherhood Penalty: Working Moms Are Making Less
    The Motherhood Penalty: Working Moms Are Making Less It's no news that women are paid less than their male coworkers for doing the same job. But did you know that the gap is even wider for working moms than for childless workers? A study by Corne...
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    Starting a Business
    Business Basics Quiz
    How much do you know about the basics of business? Take the quiz! ...
    David Johnson
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    Working Moms
    Working Moms: A Sample Plan for Hectic Workdays
    Working Moms: A Sample Plan for Hectic WorkdaysThe Night BeforePrepare clothes—Listen to the weather report, know what to expect, and have the proper cleaned and pressed clothes ready to go. Prepare for work and day care—Pack your briefcase an...
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    Creative Ways to Earn Extra Money
    Being a stay-at-home mom is a full-time job, but without the luxury of a paycheck. In these tough economic times, many moms are looking for ways to earn a little extra money, so we took to the message boards for creative ways to supplement your i...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Family Life
    Dealing With Job Loss
    Talking to Kids About Layoffs
    Talking to Kids About Layoffs You've heard the statistics. The United States is in its worst recession since 1982, if not since the Great Depression. Gross Domestic Product, the rawest measure of economic output, is dropping, while unemployment i...
  • Family Life
    Stay-At-Home Moms
    Staying at Home: It's Not All About Cooking and Cleaning
    Staying at Home: It's Not All About Cooking and Cleaning Do not be put off by the thought of staying home just because you don't like doing dishes, laundry, and other housework. The main focus when you stay home should be on caring for your fam...
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    Healthy Marriage
    Are You Married to Your Work or to Your Spouse?
    Are You Married to Your Work or to Your Spouse? Some people are fortunate enough to really love their work. They put tons of energy into their job and receive a lot of personal satisfaction from the results. They tend to work long hours and talk...
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    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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  • Family Life
    Work-Life Balance
    Juggling Career and Family
    Juggling Career and Family It is a day-to-day challenge when you are juggling career and family. Priorities need to be set in both areas for you to be successful in parenting your child. You need to come up with a strategy that involves seriou...
  • Family Life
    Working from Home
    Will Working from Home Work for You?
    Are you wondering whether the work-from-home lifestyle is right for you? Take our quiz! ...
  • Family Life
    Family Budgets
    Calculate Your Cost to Stay at Home
    Calculate Your Cost to Stay at HomeOh, no! This page is temporarily down for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Meanwhile, check out our related content while we work on getting it back up and running. Can You Afford to Have Anothe...
  • Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    College Alternatives
    Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    Attending college after high school isn't for everyone. Some teens choose to take a year or two off before continuing their education, while others jump right into the workforce. If your teen is looking to explore his options, check out these alt...
  • Family Life
    Being a Good Mom
    Women and Their Solutions
    Women and Their Solutions Nationwide, women are finding ways to fulfill their desire for family and careers. Here's a sample of how some of them are doing it: Sixty-seven percent of pediatric residencies are being filled by women because they a...
  • School Forms Printables
    Take Our Daughters to Work Day - Part 3
    When the day is done, have your daughter reflect on her experiences during "Take Our Daughters to Work Day." Ask her to answer these questions before, during, and after on these printable sheet. ...
  • School Forms Printables
    Take Our Daughters to Work Day - Part 1
    Have your daughter answer these questions before, during, and after she joins you on "Take Our Daughters to Work Day." She should record what she hopes to gain from the experience. ...
  • Family Life
    Volunteering
    Disaster Relief: What Your Family Can Do to Help
    Disaster Relief: What Your Family Can Do to HelpWhen your kids see people in obvious need of help, they may ask, "Is there anything I can do?" The answer is, yes. When I was a child, I remember the news being flooded with pictures of starving Afr...
    Molly Hewitt
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • School Forms Printables
    Take Our Daughters to Work Day - Part 2
    Now that your daughter is at work, what does she think? Have her answer these questions before, during, and after to assess her experience. ...