Commentary at Huff Post from Our Senior Partner

Our brilliant Senior Partner, Rachael Ellison, offers some advice to companies with newly expanded leave policies and the parents who use them. A New Start for Mark Zuckerberg and More Work Ahead to Support Working Parents | Rachael Ellison, MA Last week, as Mark Zuckerberg was preparing for his own paternity leave, he announced that all Facebook … Continued

Our Founder & Senior Partner Featured at Power to Fly

We’re delighted and honored to have this great Q&A with our founder, Dr. Amy Beacom, and our Senior Partner, Rachael Ellison, featured at Power to Fly. They offer some great advice for both parents and employers, so please check it out!

City of Portland Grants Paid Leave

Delighted that the City that is home to our company headquarters has now granted paid leave to its employees! Thank you Commissioner Amanda Fritz!   Portland approves 6 weeks of paid parental leave for city employees | OregonLive.com Starting in January, Portland city employees will be eligible for six weeks of paid time off after … Continued

Male Politicians Answer Family Balance Questions

Four male politicians are asked about balancing their work and family. We couldn’t love this more. Male Politicians Answer The Questions That Female Politicians Always Get Asked Source: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/male-politicians-family_56550fbce4b08e945fea67b4      

More Parental Leave Progress!

Facebook now offers four months paid parental leave, “regardless of gender or location” — now we’re talking!   Facebook Announces Four Months Of Paid Parental Leave For All Employees Source: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-announces-four-months-of-paid-parental-leave-for-all-employees_56592f7ee4b079b2818a75b4

Why Executives Need to Lead (on Leave) by Example

Love this piece from Ellen Bravo on why it’s so important for executives to take parental leave. Also, she makes a cat video joke. Love her. Why Facebook CEO’s paternity leave is a big deal-—commentary The beneficiaries of Mark Zuckerberg’s two-month paternity leave are going to multiply as quickly as Facebook “likes” for a great … Continued

Another Tech Company Leading on Leave

We get so excited when we see companies like Spotify step up to#leadonleave! Spotify’s New Parental Leave Policy Is Pretty Amazing Source: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/spotify-parental-leave_564de6c7e4b08c74b73483fe?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063  

The Working Mother/Child Care Gap

A must read to help understand the cultural history of the working mother/childcare gap we find ourselves in today. “By late 1944, a mother could send a child of two to five years of age to childcare for 50 cents per day (about $7 in today’s money, adjusting for inflation). That included lunch, and snacks … Continued

Little Working Moms Support Detrimental to Mental Health

This 8-year longitudinal study delivers some needed data about the experience of working mothers and mental health. Lead author Dr Elizabeth Westrupp said one of the surprising findings was that the pressure did not ease as the child grew up, with this kind of stress-induced mental health issues in women persisting for the first eight … Continued