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My Husband and I Are Full-Time Freelancers — and Full-Time Parents

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I was still six years away from having kids when I left my job as the assistant director of a social service agency in 2003. In fact,... Read Now

Thinking About a Baby? 8 Ways to Get Your Finances Ready

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Newborns don’t just come with that adorable new-baby smell and impossibly tiny toes — they also carry a hefty price tag. One of the most... Read Now

My Pregnancy Cost Me My Job

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In 1997 I was a naive, but extremely efficient, 25-year-old assistant production editor at Family Circle magazine in New York City. I was... Read Now

I Grew Up Poor, and I’m Not Ashamed

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When I was young, my situation didn’t feel that different from other people’s. We lived in a house in the ’burbs, with a backyard and a... Read Now