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went on maternity leave in 2010 when baby #1 came along. Maternity leave went on longer than planned when I was laid off from my job, so it seemed like a good time to be a stay-at-home mom and try for baby #2. It was almost 4 years before baby #2 arrived, with a serious ectopic pregnancy scare in between. During this time I started researching to find out if there really is a way to earn a real income working online, and I found out…. YES, it is possible to make money online

from BuzzFeed

This Is What Paid Maternity Leave Looks Like Around The World

The infographic outlines government-subsidised paid maternity (available to mothers only) and family leave (available to either parent) around the world.

from The Atlantic

Life in the Only Industrialized Country Without Paid Maternity Leave

What It's Like to Not Have Paid Maternity Leave - The Atlantic

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Please Stop Acting as if Maternity Leave Is a Vacation

Please stop acting as if maternity leave is a vacation, it isn't. Not by a long shot | Time


The Real War on Families: Why the U.S. Needs Paid Leave Now

But most Americans don’t realize quite how out of step we are. It’s not just wealthy, social democratic Nordic countries that make us look bad. With the exception of a few small countries like Papua New Guinea and Suriname, every other nation in the world—rich or poor—now requires paid maternity leave.

from Leap of Faye

7 Reasons the United States Needs Paid Maternity Leave

Did you know that the U.S. is 1 of only 3 countries (and the ONLY industrialized country) that does not mandate paid paternal leave?

Out of 178 nations, the U.S. is one of three that does not offer paid maternity leave benefits, let alone paid leave for fathers, which more than 50 of these nations offer.

Startup Bro Won't Hire Women Because of Paid Maternity Leave | The Mary Sue

from Washington Post

The world is getting better at paid maternity leave. The U.S. is not.

The graphic highlights just how poorly the U.S. compares with the rest of the world.