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Paid Leave is for Foster Families too

May 17, 2019
Since 2004, The Mockingbird Society has worked to ensure that youth who must enter the foster care system are placed with foster parents who are well resourced and supported in a constellation known as MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ . MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ is an empowerment-based approach to foster care,...
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Born Too Soon, Redux: We Need to Help Moms Optimize their Birth Spacing

May 15, 2019
B y: Laura Vricella, MD I sat on the edge of her hospital bed. Mary had arrived just 48 hours ago, tears streaming, and with agonized screams delivered her 24-week infant son on the ambulance gurney. There was not even time for her to change into a hospital gown. She was in shock that she was no...
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We are the champions, my friends!

May 13, 2019
On our Breaking Through radio podcast this week we cover the incredible MOMentum of paid family/medical leave that’s happening now! We also discuss how moms are rising across the nation to stop family separation. We’ll learn about where moms are running for office and why it makes a difference...
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5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids

May 10, 2019
Media has a huge influence on kids -- and as kids get older, the online world has an even tighter grip on them. You can see it in the way they imitate their favorite TV characters, pretend to be YouTube stars, or beg for T-shirts, backpacks, or comforters emblazoned with logos. But parents still...
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Por qué es maravilloso tener un beneficio de permisos pagados portátil

May 3, 2019
Informes recientes revelan que un segmento cada vez mayor de la fuerza laboral tiene varios empleos de medio tiempo o trabaja por cuenta propia, especialmente en el estado de Washington en donde cada vez más empleos temporales y contratos se añaden a la economía informal . De acuerdo con The...
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Permiso Familiar y Médico Pagado

Ahora podemos darnos el lujo de aprovechar los beneficios que ofrece FMLA

May 2, 2019
Sentada en la clínica de mi comadrona, no sabía con seguridad lo que era una insuficiencia cervical, pero sabía que no era algo bueno. Esto fue en diciembre del 2012, tenía 20 semanas de embarazo de mi primera hija y la noticia me tomó totalmente desprevenida. Irónicamente, había planificado como...
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We can afford to take our FMLA now

April 30, 2019
As I sat on the chair in my midwives office, I wasn’t certain what an insufficient cervix was but I was certain that it wasn’t good. It was December 2012 and I was 20 weeks pregnant with my first child, and I was completely unprepared for this news. Ironically, I had planned every other aspect of...
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PaidLeaveWA

Why a Portable Paid Leave Benefit is Awesome

April 29, 2019
Recent reports have shown that a growing part of the workforce work multiple part time jobs and or are self-employed, especially in Washington State where the gig economy is booming with temporary and contracted jobs. According to The Seattle Times, 7% of Washington State’s workforce is working...
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All New Podcast: Eyes On The Prize!

April 29, 2019
We're back with an all new podcast this week where we cover winning fair pay in the states (and how you can make your state a winning state) with our own Washington State MomsForce Director, Maggie Humphreys. Dana Bye Campaign Director of Tax march joins us to examine #TrumpsTaxScam and how we can...
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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave Progress, Free Book & More!

April 26, 2019
VICTORY/PROGRESS : BIG news for paid family and medical leave in North Carolina! The NC Families First Act is the first comprehensive, stand-alone bill that would provide paid family and medical leave for North Carolina's families. And it's been filed, a MAJOR step in moving the bill forward and...
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