What I felt more than anything as I was riding my bike home that day was I have failed my 6- and 3-year-olds. I have put them in harm’s way. I’m a bad dad. I’m in a position to be laid off because I’m not a serious person. I dabbled in writing rather than fully committing to my software engineering career.
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.
Tonight, I've realized that your childhood is far too fleeting to elbow aside in the name of Important Work. YOU are my important work.
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.