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5 Steps to Create Sacred Hours of Not Working in 2015

James Calder | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
James Calder

Because marketing is now a constant stream of information profession, I am available pretty much every day of the week at some point or another. Of course, I try to scale things back on the weekends when I can. Did I mention that my wife and I have a 14-month-old daughter?

An Honest Letter to My Daughter's Day Care Mom

Kate Russell | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Kate Russell

No one outside my friends and family has shown my daughter more love than you have. From the very first day Penny walked through your front door you truly cared for her, not just her body but her spirit.

Giving My Baby To Someone Else To Love

Jennifer Latch | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Latch

If I can show my daughters that there are many people who care about them and whom they can love in return, at least one part of my job as their mother will be fulfilled.

A Letter To My Son On His Last Day Of Day Care

Jessica N. Turner | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Jessica N. Turner

May you continue to experience joy through creativity and learning all the days of your life.

Jillian Berman

When Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Isn't A Choice | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

Today's stay-at-home moms are often portrayed as modern-day June Cleavers decked out in head-to-toe Lululemon, shepherding their kids from school to s...

Smart Ways To Beat The Stress Of Alzheimer's Caregiving

Marie Marley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Bethany's mother has Alzheimer's and Bethany is the primary caregiver. In fact she's the only caregiver. She's on duty 24/7 and, after three years in this role she often feels physically and mentally exhausted. If only she had some time to herself. She used to love photography but hasn't had time for that since before her mother got sick.

Day Care Disrespect: Why What We Call Child Care Matters

Katherine Rose | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Katherine Rose

For those of us in the field of early childhood development, the term day care, so common that even an august institution like the New York Times would use it, day care is a maddening phrase.

'Say It Ain't Snow'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.07.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

The two things I wonder most about winter are: Why do some people throw away their snow shovels every year and have to buy new ones? And why do these same people go to the supermarket when a snowstorm is forecast to buy bread and milk when they never eat and drink those things when it doesn't snow?

Jason Cherkis

'What Do We Need To Get Congress Fired Up Enough To Think Of These Families?' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As she drove along the outskirts of Tallahassee, Fla., on Thursday, Kim Maxwell, 38, became overwhelmed with emotions. It had been nearl...

The Unmentionable Problem

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Why don't more outlets make poverty a beat, especially considering that one in five American children is growing up in poverty? Don't those 20 percent of our children deserve even a little of the attention that goes to Miley Cyrus?

Is Day Care Really Hurting Our Kids?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 08.27.2013 | Parents

Written By Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate In its cover story a few weeks ago, the New York Times Magazine followed up with nearly two dozen mothers...

Taking Your Kid to Work Doesn't Always Work

Eva Rodriguez | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Eva Rodriguez

For many of us, Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day is an opportunity to spend time with our children and proudly show them the work we do. But for millions of working families, it's no holiday, as they are forced to bring their children to work because they can't find child care.

The Hell Of American Day Care

New Republic | JONATHAN COHN | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents

Excellent day cares are available, of course, if you have the money to pay for them and the luck to secure a spot. But the overall quality is wildly u...

Why Write Women's History?

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

That social disconnect between the rhetoric of the woman's liberation movement and the realities of suburban life led me to wonder about women across the country who were also beginning to change traditional roles. As a journalist I I had to find out.

The Least Affordable States For Child Care

Posted 08.29.2012 | Parents

A recent report by Child Care Aware of America confirmed what many parents already know -– child care is expensive. So much so that families in the ...

Police: Day Care Workers Urged 3-Year-Olds To Fight

Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

Authorities suspended a day care center's license and operations, pending a hearing, after three employees allegedly encouraged two 3-year-olds to fig...

John Celock

Republican Lawmaker: Kindergarten Could Lead To 400 Percent Crime Jump | John Celock | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire explained his controversial statement last week that kindergarten leads to higher crime was based on statistics...

LOC's 'Little Scholars' Child Care Gets 2nd Bomb Threat

| Posted 03.07.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff A second bomb threat has been made against the Library of Congress' child care center. According to an email obt...

Moms, Writing, and Guilt: Don't Get in Your Own Way

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.14.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

Writing, alas, is not that exciting, seen from the outside, and there's no simple recipe for getting it done -- especially if you're a mother.

50 Arrested In Massive Day Care Drug Bust

Posted 12.21.2011 | New York

After a seven month undercover investigation, police arrested nearly 50 people in a drug bust at LeFrak City in Queens. NBC reports on the arrests...

Who Stands for Children and the Aged?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

The Democrats claim to want to make the devastating cuts to social programs with a scalpel rather than a machete. But whether an assailant uses a scalpel or a machete, victims are going to bleed.

William Alden

Budget Woes Threaten Vital Services In New York City | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The children at Strong Place day care in Brooklyn can recognize a Van Gogh. They can discuss the effects of acid rain. Some of these presc...

Obama Memo Gives More Benefits To Federal Workers' Same-Sex Partners

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ordered government agencies Wednesday to extend additional benefits to same-sex partners of federal employee...

Deducting From Summer (Taxes, That Is!)

Carolyn Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carolyn Scott

I know that April 16th is a ways away but there's no time like the present to start thinking about saving on next year's taxes.

Who is Obama Kidding? June Cleaver Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

As individuals, we're pretty fond of our mothers. But as a nation we don't value motherhood all that much. We lag far behind Europe in granting leave for the birth or adoption of a child, for example.