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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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!

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Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

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How can you minimize your family's exposure to harmful chemicals and lessen your impact on the environment? Try swapping out some of your everyday plastic products with these non-plastic alternatives.

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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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