Help for Moms Blending Work and Family

Whether you're starting your own business or negotiating a flexible schedule, resources are available.

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As women find new ways to combine work and motherhood, online communities and other resources have sprung up to help. Here are some useful sources:

BlueSuitMom.com provides advice on motherhood, money, and careers to working moms.

Alpha Mom TV features videos and blogs on motherhood and child-rearing.

Mothers & More connects mothers who are taking a break from the workforce while they are caring for children.

The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube, by Michelle Goodman, explains how to go from a traditional office environment to one that puts you in charge of your own schedule.

WorkOptions.com, through articles and proposal templates, offers advice on negotiating a flexible work schedule.

MomsRising organizes mothers (and fathers) interested in advocating for family-friendly policies.

Mom Inventors, founded by Tamara Monosoff, author of Secrets of Millionaire Moms, provides tips for mothers who want to start their own businesses, and sells products invented by moms.

Moms-for-Profit offers consulting services to mothers who are entrepreneurs.

The Feminine Mistake, by Leslie Bennetts, warns against the dangers of dropping out of the workforce altogether. She argues that women should find a way to work throughout motherhood to protect themselves from financial problems later on.