But you, Congress, have a choice in changing our country’s view on paid maternity leave. You can help women balance the adjustment between family and work.
When you’re living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination.
I used to be an organized person.
The whole world grows when people like you and me take a stand because we know that beyond the idea of how women and men are different, there is a deeper truth that love is love and parents are parents.
Women, despite becoming an ever increasing percentage of the workforce, still bear the brunt of discrimination against parents in the workplace.
It's something I'm just learning how to do: recognize what I need to be happy and productive.
It’s good for them to know that we value other aspects of our lives outside of them, that we have other purposes.
By walking our highest paths, we can show our children how to be strong and complete women, dancing our dance as they discover theirs.
Where is the line? How do you find it? How do you know the difference between mother’s guilt, selfishness, and neglect?
If there is ever a time when mothers' faces look exactly the same, it is when they are too near to the end of that precious allotment of time with their newborn.