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5 Best (and 5 Worst) Cities for Working Moms

By Madeline Holler |

Forbes magazine has released its list of the 50 best cities in the U.S. for women with careers who are also raising children. The magazine took the 50 biggest cities in the U.S. and then ranked them based on criteria important to mothers. Using crime statistics, employment numbers, earning potential and school quality — among other factors — they crunched through the numbers to get their final results.

The best city?

Minneapolis-St. Paul!

Rounding out the Top 5 are Washington, D.C., Boston, Pittsburgh and Baltimore-Towson, Md.

The very bottom of the list looks like this:

45 & 46. tie between Oklahoma City and Orlando, Fla.

47. Birmingham, Ala.

48. Charlotte, N.C.

49. Memphis

50. Las Vegas

Go here for the full list. And here for Forbes’ explanation of what they considered to be important and how they weighted each category.

Did your city make the list? What do you think? Minneapolis-St. Paul? Are you finally getting the respect you’ve so quietly waited for?

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About Madeline Holler


Madeline Holler

Madeline Holler is a writer, journalist, and blogger. She has written for Babble since the site launched in 2006. Her writing has appeared in various other publications both online and in print, including Salon and True/Slant (now Forbes). A native of the Midwest, Madeline lives, writes, and parents in Southern California, where she's raising two daughters and a son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Madeline's latest posts →

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