My name is Jessica Honza. I’m a middle school teacher from the suburbs of Minneapolis, a mother of two young boys and a proud member of MomsRising. My husband and I, like so many other families, have struggled to find affordable, quality child care for our kids. We tried to be financially responsible – we [...]
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No one actually enjoys moving, but it’s especially tough if you’ve got little kids. When you’re young and single, moving can even be a social affair – it’s famously easy to trick friends into lugging a futon, desk, or a few cardboard boxes up some stairs as long as there is the promise of free [...]
The Child Care for Working Families Act, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) today, would be a boon for our economy and for working families. At a time when many parents are struggling to make ends meet, this bill provides a comprehensive [...]
That Was Then In the early 80s, my family set off on an annual trip from southern Ohio to Wisconsin’s North Woods. My youngest nephews, toddler twins, spent 750 miles in a playpen in the back of their dad’s minivan, holding on for dear life and joyfully yelling “whoa” on the biggest curves. Child restraint [...]