Paid Family Leave; Costing Women A Bundle Not To Have it

The argument that it's cost-prohibitive to provide paid time off for new moms and dads is just ridiculous.  It's costing more, right now, to not have it than it would if workers could access paid leave to move easily between care and work. The problem under our current non-system is that the cost is not shared between workers and employers, both of whom would benefit from paid leave. But it is most certainly being paid!...more

The Most Expensive Decision You'll Ever Make

  What happens when women more than men interrupt their careers to raise their kids or care for other family members who need help?...more

Trump Surprises and Disappoints on Paid Leave & ChildCare

  Since the GOP convention in July, wonks have been wondering – will he or won’t he?  Will Donald Trump follow through on daughter Ivanka’s promise that he would address access to childcare and paid time off for new parents?  Yesterday, he did!...more

The Breeding Ground - A Place for Parents


'Bad Moms': Real Moms or Reel Moms?

I finally carved out some time last weekend to see Bad Moms with two of my mom friends. We laughed. One of us cried. Then we talked....more
my Aunty Violet got a nice 6 month old Chevrolet Corvette 427 read the ...more

Pregnant Women, Zika, and Fury

 I was used to the state of general disrespect towards pregnant women we have in the US.  But this Zika thing has put me right over the edge....more

Where Does Our National Security Come From?

It baffles me that the most common problems in American households are not getting more attention during this campaign season. Every single person in the US has received care from parents or other family members.  Nearly all of us will or already have had to care for a child, an aging parent, spouse, partner, or an ill family member. Care is no longer transacted outside the national economy.  It’s increasingly right in the middle of it!...more
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Give Dad A Hand This Father's Day

 father and son smiling at the beachIt's taken a long time, decades in fact, but there is real change in the lives of fathers. Finally....more