The 5 best states for working moms offer better child care, more professional opportunities and (mostly) better work/life balance. (Photo: Getty)

If you’re a working mom, you know it can be really tough to juggle the responsibilities of motherhood, the obligations of the job and the money that’s supposed to pay for everything.

And some places make it a lot harder than it needs to be, while in other locations more enlightened attitudes—and laws—do more to take the weight off your shoulders.

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