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The Making of Breastfeeding Controversy

June 14, 2016
Last summer I had a chance to sit down in a indoor playground cafe and share my unfortunate workplace nursing story with Jennifer Grayson , an author, journalist, columnist, and a leading expert on environmental issues. She is also a mother of two. At that time she was working on a book about the...
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Time to Give Congress a Summer Reading Assignment

June 7, 2016
Question: What do Facebook, the U.S. Navy, and New York State all have in common? Answer: In the last year, each took real steps to expand working families' access to paid family leave, and we know that access to paid family leave is one of the best ways to boost breastfeeding rates! Wahoo! And...
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Meet up!

RSVP: Austin Moms Meetup about Paid Family Leave!

June 2, 2016
Right now, 1 in 4 employed mothers in the United States are back at work just TWO WEEKS after giving birth because they don’t have access to paid family leave. This puts parents in an impossible and unfair bind. But the good news is that paid family leave is being discussed more than ever by major...
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Creative • Cute • Powerful! Delivering #PaidLeave4DC Baby Onesies to the DC Council

June 1, 2016
We're on the cusp of a victory and, together, we can make sure that the DC council passes 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave this month! We can't afford to wait any longer for this important legislation.
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6, 12 and 24 - surviving the birth of my first son

May 22, 2016
10 years ago my life changed forever. In a frenzy of pain and excitement my son arrived at 3:30AM and what was two became a trio. At the time, I was working full-time in an intense job that I loved – that also provided paid family leave – and this made all the difference. When I think back on this...
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Pumping Milk at 40,000 Feet: Four Women Pilots Are Navigating a Course toward Fairness

May 11, 2016
Hearing a woman’s voice come over the intercom before takeoff, “this is your captain speaking,” can be a moving experience, even today: She made it! She beat the odds! A stirring sense of admiration as you check that your seatbelt is indeed securely fastened for takeoff. But women who work in roles...
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Airline Pilots Should Not Have to Choose Between Their Jobs and Breastfeeding Their Babies

May 10, 2016
I’m a commercial airline pilot, and I love my job. As a kid, I was obsessed with airplanes. My parents encouraged my passion for flying, and in spite of the odds — women currently make up only six percent of commercial pilots — I became a pilot. I spent many years chasing my flying career. In 2002...
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What Moms Really Need for Mother's Day

May 6, 2016
Flowers are purchased, cards are mailed and brunch reservations are made. Mother’s Day is here again. But what many moms really need for this holiday is something much different – and much more substantial. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Department of Labor held an event yesterday to discuss...
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Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

April 29, 2016
Mother’s Day was founded with a simple and beautiful wish – to honor the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world. At MomsRising, we do more than honor moms. We empower them – every day, all year long. We unite moms to win protections from gun violence, win access to lifesaving...
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Free Webinar!

Free webinar on pregnancy, family leave, & breastfeeding!

April 28, 2016
“I’m pregnant and my doctor says I should try to drink more water during the day, but my boss says I can’t have a water bottle at my check out lane. Is that legal?” “How much time away from work after my baby is born am I allowed to take without losing my job?”“I had my baby a four weeks ago and I’...
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