November 17, 2017

I've often thought, if only policy-makers truly understood what infants are like – how small and completely dependable they are for everything – surely they would create policies supporting new parents and their young families.

October 27, 2017

BIG news! 

The Breeding Ground is now Bringing Up Family! 

The new name is descriptive of our goal: provide parents resources they need to better (i.e. bring up) the situation of families by discussing (i.e. bringing up) the issues that impact families at home, at work,...

August 7, 2017

HELLO everyone!!! How I've missed you during maternity leave. I have SO much to share.

But first, I have to tell you about an important event coming this weekend to Columbus, Ohio. It's called Galvanize and brings the energy from last year's United State...

March 13, 2017

Advocating for paid leave at work can be incredibly intimidating. So I am thrilled to have Courtney Fanning, the Marketing Manager at MojoTech, share her success story here with you. Major kudos to both Courtney and MojoTech on the new, gender-neutral paid family and m...

March 6, 2017

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For this Parents of the U.S. interview, I’m thrilled to bring you the brilliantly talented Ashia Ray. For those of you visiting for the first time, the goal of our Parents of the U.S. initiative is to cr...

February 20, 2017

I fell in love with this article when it was originally published back in July, so I was beyond thrilled when its author, Avra Siegel, said we could re-post it on The Breeding Ground. It’s well-written and researched. It’s genuine. It touches on so many of the workplac...

February 13, 2017

A BRIEF BACKGROUND ON THE LETTER petition brought to my attention that Starbucks (perhaps you’ve heard of it?) does not offer paid leave to new dad baristas (“partners” in Starbucks talk). Motivated by the petition, I sent the below letter to Starbucks CEO...

February 6, 2017


This interview is part of our Parents of the U.S. initiative. Its goal is to create awareness of the need to change workplace policies, laws, and values by interviewing parents across the United States about their lives and work-life integration.


January 23, 2017

Today I am excited to bring you an interview with Greg Landsman, who helped lead a successful — and historic — campaign in Cincinnati, Ohio to provide high-quality preschool for all 3- and 4-year olds. It’s an inspiring story that shows the power of individuals coming...

January 9, 2017


I’m so excited to share with you a new initiative for the The Breeding Ground in 2017. It’s called called Parents of the U.S., and its goal is to create awareness of the need to change workplace policies, laws, and values by interviewing diverse pare...

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