By Jen Seiderer for CTWorkingMoms.com “I find it kind of ironic that on the news they are discussing if teachers should be armed with guns at school to potentially save lives, yet we can’t get them armed with EpiPens to save lives.” This comment appeared in one of my food allergy (FA) support groups last night. [...]
Piece Written by Jillian Gilchrest, blogger for CTWorkingMoms and resident of Connecticut What a weekend. What a week. Such a horrible act of violence has shook us all and flipped life on it’s head. My heart goes out to the families, the teachers, the Newtown community, first responders, elected officials, mothers and fathers, sisters and [...]
Before my days as the “crazy chemical lady,” I figured that most things sold for use by children are tested for safety in all areas. As long as I steered clear of cheaply made Dollar Store finds I could sleep at night knowing that my kids were not being exposed to hazards such as lead, cadmium, and other carcinogenic materials. I was wrong.
Connecticut is beginning work to develop a Family and Medical leave insurance program that can provide much needed relief to families and businesses. Employees get sick, aging parents need assistance, and families want to spend time with their newborns. We can learn a lot from the experiences of California and New Jersey as we make plans in Connecticut.
My friend and I were talking recently about what we would consider to be the best kid age. Now, I have a 6, 2, and 1-year-old so I’ve been through many of the early childhood stages at least once. And yet, I’m still at a loss for what I’d consider my favorite.
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“’I am not very present in the rest of my life. My wife’s very patient. She does everything,’ he shares. ‘If I have time, I try to spend time with the kids, even if just to be a physical presence, the bath, whatever.’
Many times, I’ve walked my neighborhood with my kids and though I see lots of playscapes in backyards, I never see kids playing outside. EVER. I occasionally see some kids get off the bus after school, but once they go inside, they are GONE. Are there really so few kids living near us? Or are they all holed up inside, tied to their electronic devices? My boys and I would linger in the cul-de-sacs on all the nearby streets, playing and making a lot of noise, hoping some kids would wander out. Nope, never happened.
A great piece that investigates Generation X’s feelings about “having it all.” Written by Melanie Dunn CT Working Moms Blogger Every day, moms-to-be scour the blogosphere for confirmation that when they someday choose to become pregnant, have their babies, and go about the task of raising them while working in a professional career, they will [...]