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Like many entrepreneurs, my business was born out of a passion; thus, I have always treated my business much like a parent treats a child. I have sleepless nights worrying about it's well-being, I miss meals in an effort to make sure it stays well-nourished, I research the best partnerships and projects to ensure it has a bright future. And while the building of a brand has always kept me busy, it has also always kept me incredibly fulfilled -- just like parenting.
Midway through my maternity leave, my daughter was asleep in her bouncer as my son and I laid on our backs on our trampoline, looking up through the leaves into the sky. I remember thinking at that moment how many times my own mother must have sat in this very backyard and watched my brother and me play.
We know it takes women a couple of weeks to recover physically from childbirth, so when paid leave is offered, some difference is expected. But companies need to give men a better break. Moms can use the help, and dads need time with the new kid too.
What matters for childhood development is that parents share everyday child-rearing and household activities. Surveys documenting how parents spend their time continue to show a strong gender gap. How can we fix this? And how can we stop the cards and advertisements that not only promote an antiquated view of gender labor, but in doing so suggest that this view is an acceptable assumption to make?
Motherhood, in my seven months, has surprised me. And seeing my sisters and my friends becoming mothers, that has surprised and delighted me as well.
Having a baby brings a bunch of new surprises. Check out my new video where I give a tarot card reading to a "Mom to Be." Share this with your pregnant friends, or another Mom who can relate to these struggles.
The combination of limiting the amount of (unpaid) maternity leave we can take and not making accommodations for us to pump breast milk once we return to work puts new mothers in a heart-wrenching position.
The United States is one of the only countries in the world that does not guarantee the right to paid family leave, which forces many new parents to make the heart wrenching decision to go back to work earlier than they want to -- often while their babies remain in the hospital if they were born prematurely.
Americans will spend $22 billion on Mother's Day this year. $22 billion. That's $258 for each of the 85 million U.S. moms. Why not just give them the money. Even though it won't make a dent in the disparity of income between moms and dads, at least it's something. They deserve it, right?
Mothers face a penalty in the workplace, earning less than fathers and carrying the burden of being the presumed "primary" caregiver. And men are discouraged from playing a larger role in their children's lives.
Until we, as employers, figure out how to permit our employees (women and men) to step away from work when needed and inject some balance into their lives, we will have employees like Meghann Foye calling for the folly of me-ternity leave.
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Learning you're pregnant is exciting. Telling your boss about it is not. For a working mom-to-be, this inevitable discussion can become equally as anxiety inducing as the baby itself. But talking about your pregnancy at work can set the stage for your life as a working mom. So start talking.
It's no secret that the United States is the only developed country that does not guarantee paid parental leave for new parents. It's also embarrassing. Although there has been some movement to get more parents paid leave many companies are still reluctant to make it a reality.