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Mothers of the Century (21st)

November 22, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ Prepare to be impressed with yourselves, girls. The US Census Bureau just put out new numbers on maternity leave and employment which show we’ve spent the past 40 years investing wisely in...

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Census Report Shows Inequality in Paid Leave

November 17, 2011
Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released a report that found that almost 51 percent of working women who gave birth to their first child between 2006 and 2008 received paid leave (which includes sick leave and vacation time), compared to 42% between 1996 and 2000. While the new figures represent...

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Increasing the Odds – For Every Baby

November 10, 2011
My third daughter had a 92% chance of never being conceived. When she was around four years old she heard a friend of mine mention our little surprise, and then asked me: “Mommy, why does she say I’m an accident?” Never wanting her to think this about herself, I stopped anyone from saying anything...

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Boys “In Crisis” and Biological Imperatives

November 9, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ Kelly Coyle DiNorcia uses her degrees in neuroscience and education to out-maneuver two small children, care for an astonishing variety of animals, and run an ice hockey organization with...

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How Much Do We Really Care for Children?

October 30, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ Last week’s policy briefings included one on the state of early education and child care programs in the U.S. The number of spots available across the country is nowhere near the number of...

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Establishing a New Balance

October 28, 2011
Editor's note : This was originally published at Role/Reboot. October is annual National Work & Family Month . Who knew? A 2003 U.S. Senate Resolution declared this to be the month of “encouraging workplaces to pause…and reflect on the progress already made on the journey to work-life...

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Parents in the Park: Occupy Wall Street, Work-Family Conflict and the 99%

October 27, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement has been sweeping the globe and captivating the media this month. With the message “We are the 99%,” American protesters are drawing attention to the frustrating growth of income inequality in the United States. Here in New York, working families have joined the...

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Victory for California’s Pregnant Workers: Governor Signs Bill That Ensures Continued Health Benefits during Pregnancy Disability Leave

October 7, 2011
By Noreen Farrell, Equal Rights Advocates, and Beth McGovern, California Commission on the Status of Women California is often a national leader in legislation for working families and the Golden State did not disappoint Thursday with passage of Senate Bill 299. California women workers and their...

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Paid Leave: A Rhyme Because It's About Time!

September 30, 2011
Post Written by Michelle Noehren for Working Mother Media recently launched their campaign to gain paid parental leave in the United States by 2015 . In honor of this important campaign I’ve taken to a little poetic doggerel...

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Tear Down the “Maternal Wall!” FMLA Protects Women in the Workplace

September 28, 2011
By Ariela Migdal, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU’s Women Rights Project More than 30 years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still engage in two kinds of pregnancy-related sex discrimination. First, they discriminate outright against workers who get pregnant — firing...

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