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Moms Share Their Truths About Maternity Leave

5. Life As A Freelance Writer
"Day one of maternity leave is today, but the baby didn't get the memo, so I'm picking up last minute stories because I can't not work as a full-time freelancer and primary breadwinner with no paid leave. With my first baby, even with an office job, I freelanced the week after she was born because I couldn't say no to the extra income while I was on disability, making 60% of my already abysmal income." -Kelly B.