Maternity Leave

Taking maternity and paternity leave after the birth of your baby may seem complicated. Know your rights and benefits for paid time off, and consider the timing of returning to work.

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Research Your Maternity Leave

Don't dive right in to discussing your maternity leave plans at work. First, do some fact-finding about laws and company policy, and consider personal factors.

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Printable Agreement

Get your maternity leave agreement in writing with your employer to ensure a smooth plan for your paid time off. Use our printable sample agreement to guide you.

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Time Off for Dads

Many new fathers don't take full advantage of paternity leave laws and company policies. Find out how Dad can negotiate time with his new baby.

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Back to Work?

Deciding whether to return to your job after having a baby can make your mind race. Check out a list of considerations, from finances and childcare to emotions and goals.

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Special Books for the Kids You Love
Celebrate 20 years of sharing love to the moon and back with the anniversary edition of Guess How Much I Love You, one of the world’s best-loved picture books. Plus, search our Book Finder for more great book picks. Brought to you by Candlewick Press.

Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Top 10 Math & Science Apps for Your Whiz Kid
Looking for the best math and science apps for kids? Check out these cool apps for all ages, which will grow your child's love of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

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