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

Will the Rest of the Business World Catch Up to Tech?

Great article from Julie Kashen at the Century Foundation — with charts and footnotes! Oh my! Tech Companies Are Leading the Way on Paid Family Leave, and the Rest of the Country Should Catch Up Source: apps.tcf.org/tech-companies-paid-leave?utm_source=hootsuite    

Remember Karl

This is a tough, but important read. Too many parents are asked to part with their infants before either is ready. Tragically for this family, their son died on his first day away from his parents. As a way to remember Karl, his parents created a website where you can lobby your government representative to … Continued