The day after Mother’s Day: An overdue economic gift for moms

Most kids today grow up with their mom in the workforce. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, two-thirds of new mothers now return to paid work within a year after giving birth, usually in the first few months. Back in the 1960s, fewer than one in five new mothers held a paying job. In thoseContinue reading “The day after Mother’s Day: An overdue economic gift for moms”

What I’d really like for Mother’s Day this year

By Marilyn Watkins, from Washington Policy Watch: I’ve been a mom for 28 years now – and a daughter for a lot longer. At this point, I’d rather have time with my sons for Mother’s Day than the little handmade gifts they used to give me when they were little. And I know my ownContinue reading “What I’d really like for Mother’s Day this year”

For Mom: Supporting paid family and medical leave

Via Washington Policy Watch: Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I’ve been thinking long and hard about how to honor my mom for all the sacrifices she has made for me and my siblings over the last four decades. My ever-busy mom worked throughout her child-rearing years. And while she has enjoyed herContinue reading “For Mom: Supporting paid family and medical leave”