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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August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.

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