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It's All About the States

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Sebelius

Progressives need to build the infrastructure and the foundation at the state level to lay the groundwork for policy wins -- now is the time to dig deeper into the states. We must make progress now and over the long-term to help families make ends meet.

Working Parents Get Big Boost From New York City

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

You can no longer get fired in New York City for needing to take your child to the doctor.  The New York City Council passed legislation on Wedn...

Even Conservatives Think The U.S. Is Failing On Day Care Support

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business

Child care is expensive. It's not just "drinking a latte every day" expensive, but "the landlord just doubled the rent" expensive. A report rece...

Overcoming Perceptions of Parenting with a Disability

Christinne Rudd | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Christinne Rudd

When I became a mom, I never knew how much scrutiny I'd face just because I happen to be disabled too. You read that right, my disability is secondary to me, and to be quite honest, I actually don't think of it at all.

Will Rep. Ken Dunkin Face Wrath of Speaker Madigan?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

UPDATE: State Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-Chicago, appeared Wednesday on WTTW-TV's "Chicago Tonight" and defended his decision to not cast votes on two Democra...

Are Bipartisan Deals on Child Care, Unemployment a Silver Lining in Illinois Budget Impasse?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.10.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When New Year's Day arrives and news outlets are writing those "Year in Review" stories for 2015, Nov. 9 might earn special recognition as the beginni...

The People Taking Care of Our Kids Are Some Of America's Lowest Paid Workers

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business

The people taking care of America's children are some of the lowest-paid workers in the country, according to a study published Thursday by the ...

Recalling a Time When Congressional Bipartisanship Worked for Young Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A plethora of child care legislation has been passed over the past four decades but programs are still available to only a fraction of the children who need them. The quality of care provided to our children in their early years remains very inadequate, especially for the poorest children.

Successful Women Walking the Tightrope Between Motherhood and Career: What Helps? What Hurts? An Entrepreneur Speaks Out

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

Child Care Is More Expensive Than College In Most States

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

The ballooning cost of college isn’t the only thing breaking parents’ bank accounts.   It's more expensive to pay for a year of day ...

Want To Make America Great Again? Support Working Women.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

If Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and their fellow Republican presidential candidates truly want to make the United States “great again," there’s ...

Gender Equality Won't Just Change Women's Lives -- It'll Change Everyone's

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

What would the world be like if we achieved true equality for women?   The global economy might be stronger, for one thing. But such a shif...

Here's A Child Care Plan That Hillary Clinton Probably Shouldn't Copy

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama has called for new programs to help working parents pay for child care. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie ...

Child Care Costs Too Much -- And Too Little

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

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Child Care Tips For New Parents

Nadine Cheung | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Money Prep for Prospective Parents

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

As adults start families later in life, financial needs for childcare, college saving and retirement seem on a tighter collision course than ever before.

Hillary Clinton Wants To Give Colleges More Money To Support Child Care

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.15.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton wants to help student parents complete their degrees by raising federal funding seventeenfold for a roughly 15-year-old program with s...

This Is What Bad Childcare Looks Like...

Karin Schott | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Karin Schott

This is what bad childcare looks like: your child gets in the car and tells you that the worker was on her smart phone most of the time and not aware of what was going on with the kids in her care.

Protect Your Young Ones With These 4 Simple Rules of Sun Protection

Dr. Patricia Wexler | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Wexler

A baby's delicate skin is particularly vulnerable in the summer, and cumulative sun damage starts on day one. No pressure, parents and grandparents!

Hillary Clinton Urges Tax Cuts To Help Families Pay For Child Care

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

June 15 (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday called for a tax cut to help middle-class parents cope with ris...

Sunscreen Wars

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 06.03.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Rosas

It's summer, and that means one thing. Time for the sunscreen wars. Ask your kids why they hate having you put sunscreen on them and they'll spit their reasons out like seeds in a watermelon eating contest

'Moms as Superheros' Mantra is Hurting Our Nation

Anne Weisberg | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Anne Weisberg

We are a nation of working caregivers, with one in two children living in households were all adults are working outside the home. Yet, we still treat caregiving as a private matter, one that's primarily mom's domain.

Gender Inequality and Poverty

Asma Lateef | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Asma Lateef

President Obama's 2015 Women's History Month Proclamation recognized the contributions that women in the United States are making to the economy. It also highlighted benefits of their participation in the workforce to their families. It also recognized that we need to do much more to support working women.

Here's What the Fight for $15 Strikers Have in Common With You

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Mary Kay Henry

More than 200 cities will see strikes today. Tens of thousands of people will join in and express their support. They are people like you.

Big Winners and Big Losers in the House and Senate Republican Budgets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In the House and Senate budget proposals for fiscal year 2016, passed with only Republican votes at the end of March, there are big winners and big losers. The big winners are defense spending and contractors and very wealthy people and powerful special interests. The big losers are children, our poorest group in America, and struggling low- and middle-income families.