The Shriver Report – family leave

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Celebrating 10 Years of Paid Family Leave in California – Spread the Word!
Parenthood is an utterly unique experience. I’ve been lucky enough to experience those firsts four times over and know that this awesome privilege includes a solemn responsibility: to raise healthy, conscious and compassionate children who will become the next generation of leaders, thinkers and parents themselves. But no matter how much we praise parenthood in our rhetoric, our current public policies — particularly those surrounding parental leave — haven’t kept up with the changing face of American families.  → Read More
Take Action Tuesday
Take Action Tuesday: Which is more important, baseball or a baby?
Take Action Tuesday is a new weekly feature that highlights ways you can take action for a cause. Be sure to share this on Facebook and Twitter and ask your family and friends to join in, too. Because together we can bring about change.  → Read More
Josh Levs’ Open letter to Boomer & Carton and Mike Francesa for Slamming Paternity Leave
Dear Boomer & Carton and Mike Francesa, That’s an incredible amount of ignorance you spewed. And it’s shameful to men and women everywhere.  → Read More
If We Want Men to Give Equal Time to Parenting, Do We Need to Give Them Equal Parental Leave?
“Today’s parents are stretched out like never before. Dads are Stretch Armstrong — tugged in multiple directions at work and at home, and still somehow expected to keep that big smile and buff physique! Moms are no less stretched out. They’re Elastigirl!” CNN Reporter Josh Levs wrote on his blog. “It’s time for our country to follow suit — to stretch out its understandings of men and women and the policies that affect their lives. In a country that prides itself on family values, we can do a better job of valuing families — moms, children, and us dads as well. You can’t have family values without valuing fathers.”  → Read More
A Baby Gift with a Message: U.S. Needs Paid Family Leave
One of the most difficult obstacles facing families today is lack of paid maternity leave. But, while it is often discussed and lamented, many women do not know how to take action and get involved in the fight for it. That’s why I was impressed by journalist and mother Kelly Regan Taber. After her difficult experience negotiating her own maternity leave and reading up on how the lack of paid leave is hurting U.S. families, she decided to do something about it.  → Read More
A Woman's Nation Changes Everything
Family Friendly for All Families
Political leaders talk about “family values,” but too often real reforms are set aside when it comes time to draw up the federal budget or do the heavy legislative lifting to ensure that women and men can raise their children, care for their elders, and continue to earn the incomes they need to survive and thrive in today’s economy.  → Read More
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