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What Do Working Dads Want For Father's Day? According to a New Report, They Want Family-Friendly Workplace Laws and Policies

June 16, 2011
“I want to be the dad who attends all the little league games and dance recitals, the dad who is there in the afternoon/evening to help with homework, the dad who sits down to dinner with his family every night. My current job does not allow for that to happen.” — media professional and father of...
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Is There Paternity Leave in Baseball?

May 17, 2011
I'm a baseball fan and a work/family advocate, so I loved the hoopla over the Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis taking paternity leave to attend the birth of his daughter. High-profile fans denounced him in blogs and on the radio for "caring more about being a father than a starting...
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It’s Time for a Family Friendly America

May 10, 2011
By Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs, National Partnership for Women & Families Mother’s Day. It’s a day when we shower the mothers in our lives with well-deserved compliments and gifts that show our appreciation. The heartfelt thanks, expressed in cards, flowers and chocolates...
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Americans Value Moms, Policies Don't

May 6, 2011
Americans value moms, but US policies don’t – especially when it comes to paid maternity and family leave. Check out this oped on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janet-walsh/paid-leave-act-_b_858198.html
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This Mother’s Day, Take a Tour of the World’s Best and Worst Places to be a Mother

May 3, 2011
Each Mother’s Day, I celebrate the two most miraculous, deliriously happy days of my life – the days I gave birth to my two children. What I counted on during my birth experiences: health care, a safe and sanitary environment, and trained birth personnel. What would have never occurred to me, a...

Working Parents: How Are You Doing? (Survey)

May 2, 2011
I just put together a very simple survey about working parents and stress. It takes only 3 minutes to complete. If you're a parent and you work to help support your family, here's what I'd like you to do: 1. Take the survey . 2. Share the survey (or this post) with everyone you know. 3. Come back...
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The Care Crisis: Unpaid Leave is No Leave At All

April 25, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org Unlike the rest of the world, the U.S. does not guarantee mothers and fathers paid time off from work when a baby is born or a child is adopted. This comes as a total shock and surprise to...
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March in the Rear View Mirror

April 3, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org Women's History Month has drawn to a close, but there's time to sneak in a few comments. In recent weeks, two notable women have died. Elizabeth Taylor left as her legacy decades of activism...
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Mommy's On Strike?

March 30, 2011
What if we just stopped having babies? You know, like an ANTI-labor labor movement. This may sound like a silly, made up argument, but right now, women in their childbearing years are "on strike" in something like than 90 countries in Europe and Asia and it's creating serious problems.
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The Icing or the Cake?

March 28, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org Opponents of paid family leave object to its expense and its tedious implementation. They may grudgingly agree that yeah, it would be nice, but insist we just can't afford it. This argument...
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