Moms who stay home with their kids do make a difference, but if you decide that working outside the home is the right thing for you, you are by no means ruining your kid’s life.
The spot where Bronwen and others post commentary on world events, American family policy, and how their lives interact with the broader world of family-facing policies and culture.
I’ve come to learn that a part-time job for someone like me is hard to find. I’m overqualified for most part-time listings, but I’m disqualified from most of the jobs that interest me because I’m not seeking full-time work.
In the US, we defend our lack of quality part-time jobs with several flawed assumptions. Abandoning these mistaken paradigms will help us build a society that is better for everyone.
Why Paternity Leave is Critical for New Moms We’re excited to host our first guest blogger, Clare Thomas-Klemme, who details how paternity leave is critical for new moms, and how parental leave is a human right that should be available to all families. Clare Thomas-Klemme is a Family Sciences scholar and PhD candidate at the …
America’s Family Policies Failed to Keep Me at Work I made the decision to stay at home in 2019 when our son was born. It was a very difficult decision for me as I was just coming off my first year of teaching with Teach for America (TFA)—a year that had been as rewarding as …