Both my husband and I are both college educated. I have a master’s degree and my husband has a bachelors. We fall outside the scope of the population most likely to use assistance programs like WIC and we envisioned more opportunities for success but supporting our growing family proved more difficult than we expected.
Jessica talks about how having 6 weeks of fully paid maternity leave gave her piece of mind while bonding with her new baby.
For the Connecticut Campaign for Paid Family Leave, the inclusion of siblings under FMLA’s definition of family is a focal point of its push for a bill next legislative session that would enact a statewide system of paid family leave.
The Connecticut Campaign for Paid Family Leave recently held a press conference to release its own recommendations to ensure that a possible system of paid family leave is fair and helps employees stay afloat financially when they need to take time off from work to care for themselves or a loved one.
“What drove me back to work was my inability to manage finances without a second income.”
Daphne Richards, a newly-divorced mother of two living in Colorado, thought that she had found the perfect fit as a shift manager at a Chick-fil-A in Larkridge, Colorado, according to 7 News Denver.
While my maternity leave experience was better than those who receive no paid time off after birth, it would have help immensely if I had received a higher percentage of my wages and had more weeks of paid time off.
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