December 19, 2016

Investing. We know it’s important to saving and (hopefully) making money. But did you know it can also be an effective way to advocate for family supportive workplace policies? Today I’m thrilled to have Chris Flores, Founder & Lead Planner at Three Corners Capita...

December 12, 2016

WE’RE PREGNANT

When my husband, Chris, and I decided to have a baby, we didn’t really think about how our employers would react. However, once we had a confirmed pregnancy it hit us – how much time would we want to take off (and could we take off) to be together just th...

November 21, 2016

A CRAPPY SITUATION

Does this scenario sound all too familiar? You’re out and about with your diaper-wearing-kid who does what diaper-wearing-kids do: poops. So you set off for the nearest bathroom to change that nasty diaper.

If you’re a mom, this is likely no big deal....

November 8, 2016

Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati recently expanded its maternity leave policy. Executive Director Mary Gaertner explains why.

EMPOWERING GIRLS BY EMPOWERING FAMILIES

As the Executive Director of Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati, an organization devoted to empowerin...

October 31, 2016

Over twenty years ago, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was established in an attempt to promote equal employment opportunities for both men and women, and to help workers balance career and family life. It’s done some good to be sure, but it falls short. 

The Ac...

October 25, 2016

HOW MY STORY BEGAN

I am one of the millions of workers in the United States without paid family leave. Like so many others, I didn’t know this or the hard truth about access to paid leave in this country until my own family depended on it. But unlike many others, I’m al...

October 17, 2016

NPR #DELIVERSCHANGE WITH ITS NEW STRETCHED SERIES

This may be some of my favorite NPR programming yet (which is saying a lot, because I love me some NPR)! As part of the newest series by All Things Considered, NPR has been interviewing and sharing the stories of America...

September 29, 2016

WORDS MATTER

Consider this from the fantastic Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of Unfinished Business*:

"The words we use reflect and reinforce deep assumptions about what is normal and what is not, what is approved and what is not, what is valued and what is not."

NINE WAYS...

September 6, 2016

Dayton, Ohio was the first city in Ohio to pass paid parental leave. And recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Mayor of Dayton (rock star and all-around nice person), Nan Whaley, to discuss why:  

Q: How did paid leave come about in Dayton?

A: My senior ai...

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