Let me tell you a story of two families. At the center of both of these families are two women who recently gave birth to beautiful baby girls. Each care for two equally adorable little boys at home. In the first family, both parents work; the father full-time and the mother part-time. In that story, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Families
Have you heard? Connecticut is officially surrounded by states (RI, NJ, NY and MA) that have passed comprehensive paid family and medical leave legislation. To attract young workers to our state - and support families, caregivers, and businesses - CT must be next! Every year since 2015, the General Assembly has inched closer to passage … Continue reading Take a Stand for Paid Leave this Election!
Caregiving is not just for women. It’s a statement I posted on Instagram last year, alongside a photo of my husband Paul and myself. I had just had all four of my wisdom teeth extracted (“You’ve been sitting on these puppies for a while” were the exact words my oral surgeon said in my first … Continue reading “Caregiving is not just for women.”
It's clear: ALL parents deserve time to care for their children and families. This year, we're celebrating Father's Day by highlighting the voices and stories of dads around Connecticut who need paid family and medical leave. We asked dads: why do YOU support paid family and medical leave? Here are your stories... "The minute my … Continue reading #DadsForPaidLeave
As a young woman with chronic illness who grew up caring for an elderly grandmother, I already understand the importance of paid family and medical leave. During my childhood I spent 2-3 weekends a month, every holiday and the majority of summers with my family caring for my elderly grandmother. I am grateful that I … Continue reading Our State’s Future Depends on Paid Leave