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  • As most new millennial parents we do a lot of research. We have the tools so we figure why not use them. In an effort to give our child the best emotional head-start in life and continue on with breaking generational norms we decided to take extended leave to be here with Aubee. We knew bonding with your baby was important but that understanding came from research not actual experience. After almost a month of being home, this has been the best decision we could have made. “Bonding plays a critical role in your baby’s emotional development, which in turn is the basis for all future relationships. Your baby’s relationship with you is her first experience of people and shapes the way she responds to relationships for the rest of her life. From you she will learn about trust, how to read other people’s emotions and that love and care is a positive part of life.” @chancetherapper recently postponed his tour stating that with his first child he was absent when his wife  needed him most and that he needed to be as helpful and available as possible in the early months. This warmed our heart.

It’s unfortunate that many U.S employers don’t support paid and/or extended leave. The current policies forces parents to choose money over their newborn after 6 weeks on average.

As 2 workaholics we realized, no amount of money can buy these moments back. So here we are, watching @netflix and walking around half naked all day (skin 2 skin 😉) for the next few months.
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 #NYC #LGBTQ #USNavy #inspire #SW3AT #FMLA #mood #maternityleave #CoupleBloggers #Influencers #JerseyCity #fusetv #paidfamilyleave #bondingleave #jerseycitymoms  #momblogger #militaryfamily #jerseycitymakeityours
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    As most new millennial parents we do a lot of research. We have the tools so we figure why not use them. In an effort to give our child the best emotional head-start in life and continue on with breaking generational norms we decided to take extended leave to be here with Aubee. We knew bonding with your baby was important but that understanding came from research not actual experience. After almost a month of being home, this has been the best decision we could have made. “Bonding plays a critical role in your baby’s emotional development, which in turn is the basis for all future relationships. Your baby’s relationship with you is her first experience of people and shapes the way she responds to relationships for the rest of her life. From you she will learn about trust, how to read other people’s emotions and that love and care is a positive part of life.” @chancetherapper recently postponed his tour stating that with his first child he was absent when his wife needed him most and that he needed to be as helpful and available as possible in the early months. This warmed our heart.

    It’s unfortunate that many U.S employers don’t support paid and/or extended leave. The current policies forces parents to choose money over their newborn after 6 weeks on average.

    As 2 workaholics we realized, no amount of money can buy these moments back. So here we are, watching @netflix and walking around half naked all day (skin 2 skin 😉) for the next few months.



    #NYC #LGBTQ #USNavy #inspire #SW3AT #FMLA #mood #maternityleave #CoupleBloggers #Influencers #JerseyCity #fusetv #paidfamilyleave #bondingleave #jerseycitymoms #momblogger #militaryfamily #jerseycitymakeityours

  •  35  7  13 September, 2019
  • MSNBC anchor Katy Tur returned to the air Wednesday after a five-month maternity leave, and she devoted her final segment of the day to calling out Congress for the “shameful” lack of federal paid family leave in America. Read the full story now on knowyourvalue.com. Welcome back @katyturnbc 🎉🎉 #paidfamilyleave
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    MSNBC anchor Katy Tur returned to the air Wednesday after a five-month maternity leave, and she devoted her final segment of the day to calling out Congress for the “shameful” lack of federal paid family leave in America. Read the full story now on knowyourvalue.com. Welcome back @katyturnbc 🎉🎉 #paidfamilyleave

  •  2,404  94  13 September, 2019
  • Did you know that all hours worked count towards eligibility? For more information, visit PaidLeave.wa.gov.
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    @paidleavewa

    Washington

    Did you know that all hours worked count towards eligibility? For more information, visit PaidLeave.wa.gov.

  •  7  1  13 September, 2019
  • This story was shared by an incredible and inspiring Mama. When we received it, we teared up. We are so grateful for people like @elizabethjohnsonrn who come to MOM proactively to share their stories and support this work towards change. WE CAN get National Paid Family Leave Passed. It is our stories that move people towards action. It is our stories that will make change. Here is Elizabeths: "I worked literally up to the day my water broke to save as much paid time off (PTO) as possible to use. At the time, I worked as a nurse for a large children's healthcare organization that did not provide additional paid maternity leave. Babies of course don't follow birth plans, and I ended up with Pregnancy Induced Hypertension and a vacuum-assisted birth after 18 hours of labor, a little over four weeks early. As my husband's company did not have paternity leave, he had to go back to work within days of the birth, leaving me home with my mother who was battling cancer to support me through birth injuries and a premature, very small baby. 
While I had FMLA and some paid time off days to leverage, managing weight for preemies on top of nursing challenges compound to make even the ten weeks I had too short (he was just able to fit into a wearable carrier by the time I got back to work). My status as an employee wasn't fully protected- I lost tuition reimbursement privileges (was completing the last semester of my master's degree) which was hurtful given my tenure at the facility of three years at the time. 
Not having paid maternity leave, and adequate leave, causes a negative cascade of issues, fears, concerns, and costs that start women on the wrong foot in their most important role and children in their growth and development. Women should not have to prove their worth to society to be granted what is, in the big picture, a minimal hand up to cultivating a healthy bond between parent-child but also establishing the criticality and fragility of that first year of life."
~Elizabeth
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    United States

    This story was shared by an incredible and inspiring Mama. When we received it, we teared up. We are so grateful for people like @elizabethjohnsonrn who come to MOM proactively to share their stories and support this work towards change. WE CAN get National Paid Family Leave Passed. It is our stories that move people towards action. It is our stories that will make change. Here is Elizabeths: "I worked literally up to the day my water broke to save as much paid time off (PTO) as possible to use. At the time, I worked as a nurse for a large children's healthcare organization that did not provide additional paid maternity leave. Babies of course don't follow birth plans, and I ended up with Pregnancy Induced Hypertension and a vacuum-assisted birth after 18 hours of labor, a little over four weeks early. As my husband's company did not have paternity leave, he had to go back to work within days of the birth, leaving me home with my mother who was battling cancer to support me through birth injuries and a premature, very small baby.
    While I had FMLA and some paid time off days to leverage, managing weight for preemies on top of nursing challenges compound to make even the ten weeks I had too short (he was just able to fit into a wearable carrier by the time I got back to work). My status as an employee wasn't fully protected- I lost tuition reimbursement privileges (was completing the last semester of my master's degree) which was hurtful given my tenure at the facility of three years at the time.
    Not having paid maternity leave, and adequate leave, causes a negative cascade of issues, fears, concerns, and costs that start women on the wrong foot in their most important role and children in their growth and development. Women should not have to prove their worth to society to be granted what is, in the big picture, a minimal hand up to cultivating a healthy bond between parent-child but also establishing the criticality and fragility of that first year of life."
    ~Elizabeth

  •  38  7  13 September, 2019
  • Sun Life U.S. is proud to announce a Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) program for all full- and part-time employees that provides 4 months of fully paid family leave to help employees better care for themselves and their families, including their chosen families. Birth parents will have 6 months of fully paid leave, which includes 2 months of medical leave for childbirth recovery (in addition to 4 months of family leave). Paid family leave can be used to bond with a new child, including an adopted or foster child, and for many other needs. Additionally, employees can use 6+ months of paid medical leave for their own illness or injury. #PFML #PaidFamilyLeave #PaidLeave #Family #TeamSunLifeUS #LifesBrighterUnderTheSun #PaidFamilyAndMedicalLeave http://bit.ly/2I6qLzH
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    Sun Life U.S. is proud to announce a Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) program for all full- and part-time employees that provides 4 months of fully paid family leave to help employees better care for themselves and their families, including their chosen families. Birth parents will have 6 months of fully paid leave, which includes 2 months of medical leave for childbirth recovery (in addition to 4 months of family leave). Paid family leave can be used to bond with a new child, including an adopted or foster child, and for many other needs. Additionally, employees can use 6+ months of paid medical leave for their own illness or injury. #PFML #PaidFamilyLeave #PaidLeave #Family #TeamSunLifeUS #LifesBrighterUnderTheSun #PaidFamilyAndMedicalLeave http://bit.ly/2I6qLzH

  •  84  7  12 September, 2019
  • Yes! 🙌🏻 people should be able to start families whenever they choose, and we need strong systemic support for everyone in the U.S. and every type of family. Like @cleowade said, women do 2x the amount of caregiving that men do and then are penalized for it. #paidfamilyleave that includes #caregiving, #medicalleave, and #parentalleave is a necessity for families and promotes gender equality. • @cleowade A woman wanting to exercise her freedom to start a family when or if she chooses to is not the problem,  the multitude of ways society oppressed her along the way is the problem.  Also trust and believe, a man’s professional drive or ability to thrive at work is never questioned based on the reproductive choices he is making in his personal life.
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    @paidleaveus

    Yes! 🙌🏻 people should be able to start families whenever they choose, and we need strong systemic support for everyone in the U.S. and every type of family. Like @cleowade said, women do 2x the amount of caregiving that men do and then are penalized for it. #paidfamilyleave that includes #caregiving, #medicalleave, and #parentalleave is a necessity for families and promotes gender equality. • @cleowade A woman wanting to exercise her freedom to start a family when or if she chooses to is not the problem, the multitude of ways society oppressed her along the way is the problem. Also trust and believe, a man’s professional drive or ability to thrive at work is never questioned based on the reproductive choices he is making in his personal life.

  •  169  12  12 September, 2019
  • This is NOT okay! And the headline is a little misleading — lesbians also receive less paid family leave than heterosexual couples. “Gay men, on average, received five fewer months of paid leave when compared to heterosexual couples, with lesbian couples typically receiving three less months." LGBTQ parents deserve the same amount of #PaidFamilyLeave as other families. Researchers think the difference comes from gendered language in paid family and medical leave policies. This is why it's so important for policies to be gender neutral and apply equally to adoptive parents and chosen family. via @lgbtqnation 
#lgbtq #lgbtqfamily #chosenfamily #adoption #queerfamily #paidfamilyleave #paidleave #parentalleave
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    @paidleaveus

    This is NOT okay! And the headline is a little misleading — lesbians also receive less paid family leave than heterosexual couples. “Gay men, on average, received five fewer months of paid leave when compared to heterosexual couples, with lesbian couples typically receiving three less months." LGBTQ parents deserve the same amount of #PaidFamilyLeave as other families. Researchers think the difference comes from gendered language in paid family and medical leave policies. This is why it's so important for policies to be gender neutral and apply equally to adoptive parents and chosen family. via @lgbtqnation
    #lgbtq #lgbtqfamily #chosenfamily #adoption #queerfamily #paidfamilyleave #paidleave #parentalleave

  •  30  1  11 September, 2019
  • We're back from a two-day summit in San Francisco, working with partners across the country on work-family supports and policies that promote the economic security of working families. We're proud to be a mentor to many states considering legislation on pregnancy accommodations and various leave policies. Utah has made some good progress, but there's still a lot of work left to do. #workfamilysupports #paidfamilyleave #utleg #utpol
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    @utahwomen

    We're back from a two-day summit in San Francisco, working with partners across the country on work-family supports and policies that promote the economic security of working families. We're proud to be a mentor to many states considering legislation on pregnancy accommodations and various leave policies. Utah has made some good progress, but there's still a lot of work left to do. #workfamilysupports #paidfamilyleave #utleg #utpol

  •  40  1  10 September, 2019
  • Portland Craft Bar is a proud sponsor of The Mother PAC'S 6th annual Dance Like a Mother!

The Mother PAC works to increase the number of women, mamas, and people of color in elected office in Oregon. Come celebrate the wins from the past year (paid family leave!) and gear up for 2020. You don't have to be a mom to come dance, you just have to be awesome! :) Saturday, 9/28, 6:30-10pm @holoceneportland, check out the link in this image to get your tickets before this amazing night sells out! 
#dancelikeamother #womeninoffice #momshelpingmoms #paidfamilyleave
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    Portland Craft Bar is a proud sponsor of The Mother PAC'S 6th annual Dance Like a Mother!

    The Mother PAC works to increase the number of women, mamas, and people of color in elected office in Oregon. Come celebrate the wins from the past year (paid family leave!) and gear up for 2020. You don't have to be a mom to come dance, you just have to be awesome! :) Saturday, 9/28, 6:30-10pm @holoceneportland, check out the link in this image to get your tickets before this amazing night sells out!
    #dancelikeamother #womeninoffice #momshelpingmoms #paidfamilyleave

  •  14  0  10 September, 2019
  • Congrats @chancetherapper! It’s really incredible to see an artist like Chance postpone his tour for #paternityleave. • @chancetherapper I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour. This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album etc. But with it being so eventful it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work. When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli. I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time. Tour kicks off Jan. 15th and you can still get tix or your refund if you are unavailable at chanceraps.com & a few of the shows are still being rescheduled as well so stay tuned.  I love you guys AND LITERALLY CANT WAIT FOR U TO WITNESS THIS SHOW 🙏🏾🙏🏾 SIDENOTE: 9/28 CHICAGO AT UNITED CENTER IS STILL ON AS WELL AS “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FEST” “IHEART MUSIC FEST” & “MIAMI BEACH POP FEST”! ❤️ #chancetherapper #paidfamilyleave
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    @paidleaveus

    Congrats @chancetherapper! It’s really incredible to see an artist like Chance postpone his tour for #paternityleave. • @chancetherapper I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour. This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album etc. But with it being so eventful it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work. When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli. I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time. Tour kicks off Jan. 15th and you can still get tix or your refund if you are unavailable at chanceraps.com & a few of the shows are still being rescheduled as well so stay tuned. I love you guys AND LITERALLY CANT WAIT FOR U TO WITNESS THIS SHOW 🙏🏾🙏🏾 SIDENOTE: 9/28 CHICAGO AT UNITED CENTER IS STILL ON AS WELL AS “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FEST” “IHEART MUSIC FEST” & “MIAMI BEACH POP FEST”! ❤️ #chancetherapper #paidfamilyleave

  •  226  4  10 September, 2019
  • Trying to figure out how to navigate and maximize your parental leave benefit? (Really, why is it so difficult???) Click the link in the bio and we’ll help you understand what you’re eligible for and how much you get paid from benefits like short term disability, Paid Family Leave, and FMLA.
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    @hellonutshell

    Trying to figure out how to navigate and maximize your parental leave benefit? (Really, why is it so difficult???) Click the link in the bio and we’ll help you understand what you’re eligible for and how much you get paid from benefits like short term disability, Paid Family Leave, and FMLA.

  •  8  1  9 September, 2019
  • Great informative news bulletin from @amtrustinsurance on 2020 New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) Rates and what you need to know as a Business owner:
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The New York Department of Financial Services has released the updated employee rates and benefits for New York Paid Leave (PFL). The premium rate for PFL is a set percentage of the employee's income, deducted from the employee's pay. The new rate is 0.27% of an employee's weekly wage, which will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
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Maximum Employee Contribution: 
If employees are earning at or above the statewide average weekly wage, they are eligible for the maximum PFL benefit. Their premiums will be a percentage of the statewide average weekly wage. The statewide average weekly wage for 2020 is $1,401.17, thereby making the weekly maximum $3.78 and the annual contribution $196.72.
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Benefit Schedule and Maximum Payout for 2020: 
Paid Family Leave Maximum Benefit Weeks: 10
Max percentage of employees' average weekly wage: 60%
Cap percentage of State average weekly wage: 60%. 📸: New York Times .
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#paidfamilyleave #newyork #NYPFL #AmTrust  #businessowners #employees #insurance #ivegotyoucovered #mlacoveringyourbusiness
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    New York, New York

    Great informative news bulletin from @amtrustinsurance on 2020 New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) Rates and what you need to know as a Business owner:

    The New York Department of Financial Services has released the updated employee rates and benefits for New York Paid Leave (PFL). The premium rate for PFL is a set percentage of the employee's income, deducted from the employee's pay. The new rate is 0.27% of an employee's weekly wage, which will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

    Maximum Employee Contribution:
    If employees are earning at or above the statewide average weekly wage, they are eligible for the maximum PFL benefit. Their premiums will be a percentage of the statewide average weekly wage. The statewide average weekly wage for 2020 is $1,401.17, thereby making the weekly maximum $3.78 and the annual contribution $196.72.

    Benefit Schedule and Maximum Payout for 2020:
    Paid Family Leave Maximum Benefit Weeks: 10
    Max percentage of employees' average weekly wage: 60%
    Cap percentage of State average weekly wage: 60%. 📸: New York Times .
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    #paidfamilyleave #newyork #NYPFL #AmTrust #businessowners #employees #insurance #ivegotyoucovered #mlacoveringyourbusiness

  •  6  2  9 September, 2019
  • Both parents can use Paid Leave to bond with a child! Learn more at PaidLeave.wa.gov.
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    @paidleavewa

    Washington

    Both parents can use Paid Leave to bond with a child! Learn more at PaidLeave.wa.gov.

  •  5  1  9 September, 2019
  • #paidfamilyleave is needed on so many levels. For dads to feel like they are just as needed during this “all hands on deck phase” ; for family bonding time for other siblings beyond the infant; for moms to recuperate and help baby develop and for employers to retain talent which in essence paves a way for more women to advance into leadership. @npwf is working hard for working families to get the time they deserve and so small business doesn’t bare the cost #mapp #liveyourtruth #familybonding #familythatcookstogether
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    @afinelinemovie

    #paidfamilyleave is needed on so many levels. For dads to feel like they are just as needed during this “all hands on deck phase” ; for family bonding time for other siblings beyond the infant; for moms to recuperate and help baby develop and for employers to retain talent which in essence paves a way for more women to advance into leadership. @npwf is working hard for working families to get the time they deserve and so small business doesn’t bare the cost #mapp #liveyourtruth #familybonding #familythatcookstogether

  •  44  4  8 September, 2019
  • ‪We are at the New York National Guard Yellow Ribbon Program at the @TUCenter in Albany where we talked to service men and women (and their families) who are preparing for upcoming deployments, about how #PaidFamilyLeave is here to support them! ‬
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    ‪We are at the New York National Guard Yellow Ribbon Program at the @TUCenter in Albany where we talked to service men and women (and their families) who are preparing for upcoming deployments, about how #PaidFamilyLeave is here to support them! ‬

  •  15  0  8 September, 2019
  • On #GrandparentsDay let’s celebrate those grandparents who many of us have to rely on to help us with childcare and raising our families! Tag your awesome grandmas and grandpas!! And let’s fight for #paidleave so we can help them when they need it too. Parents shouldn’t have to lean on a patchwork of care - especially grandparents - to make things work when they can’t find affordable, quality child care options. #Paidfamilyleave
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    On #GrandparentsDay let’s celebrate those grandparents who many of us have to rely on to help us with childcare and raising our families! Tag your awesome grandmas and grandpas!! And let’s fight for #paidleave so we can help them when they need it too. Parents shouldn’t have to lean on a patchwork of care - especially grandparents - to make things work when they can’t find affordable, quality child care options. #Paidfamilyleave

  •  19  0  8 September, 2019
  • 🎉This #Grandparents Day, we celebrate the connections between generations. You have options to keep care within the family with Paid Family Leave (PFL). PFL offers partial wage replacement to individuals who need to take time off work to care for a seriously ill family member. This includes a parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner.
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#PaidFamilyLeave #Family #CaliforniaForAll
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    🎉This #Grandparents Day, we celebrate the connections between generations. You have options to keep care within the family with Paid Family Leave (PFL). PFL offers partial wage replacement to individuals who need to take time off work to care for a seriously ill family member. This includes a parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner.
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    #PaidFamilyLeave #Family #CaliforniaForAll

  •  3  0  8 September, 2019

Top #paidfamilyleave Posts

  • A few months of #paidfamilyleave (for women AND men) would be fantastic. But in my own experience of returning from three different maternity leaves (all graciously partly paid thanks to my employers), the REAL hard part of trying to succeed in Corporate America as a working parent is the inhumane expectations to always be available, work 60 hours a week, and put your job first.
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As one narrow-minded Director once told me as I was raising three young children AND doing a great job at work, “you know, most people don’t have the privilege of working just 40 hours a week...” 😡
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If we really want to help ALL working parents succeed, we need to stop looking for ways to help them meet these unrealistic standards and instead think about how to change the standards.
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The concept of “salaried exempt” was established decades ago, when everyone left the office at 5pm and didn’t work again until they went back into the office at 8am the next morning. In order to go above-and-beyond in your job, you just had to do really good work between 8am and 5pm. You didn’t have to answer emails at 11pm and join conference calls during your family vacation. But this is exactly what’s required if you want to “climb the ladder” in today’s world.
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Labor laws were first put in place when conditions became so inhumane that the government had to step in.
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Well times have changed and the culture of work has changed since these outdated laws. Stress and unhealthy lifestyles are at an all-time high while quality time with family is at a low.
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What about a law that makes it illegal to work more than 40 hours a week?! Or even 50...?! Okay, that will probably never happen. But imagine just how much something like that would level the playing field! Put some limits in place so these one-uppers who WANT to work 60 hours a week stop making it impossible for the rest of us to also be viewed as hard-working, even if we leave the office at 5pm and put our family before our job.
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    @monica_leaning_out

    A few months of #paidfamilyleave (for women AND men) would be fantastic. But in my own experience of returning from three different maternity leaves (all graciously partly paid thanks to my employers), the REAL hard part of trying to succeed in Corporate America as a working parent is the inhumane expectations to always be available, work 60 hours a week, and put your job first.
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    As one narrow-minded Director once told me as I was raising three young children AND doing a great job at work, “you know, most people don’t have the privilege of working just 40 hours a week...” 😡
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    If we really want to help ALL working parents succeed, we need to stop looking for ways to help them meet these unrealistic standards and instead think about how to change the standards.
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    The concept of “salaried exempt” was established decades ago, when everyone left the office at 5pm and didn’t work again until they went back into the office at 8am the next morning. In order to go above-and-beyond in your job, you just had to do really good work between 8am and 5pm. You didn’t have to answer emails at 11pm and join conference calls during your family vacation. But this is exactly what’s required if you want to “climb the ladder” in today’s world.
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    Labor laws were first put in place when conditions became so inhumane that the government had to step in.
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    Well times have changed and the culture of work has changed since these outdated laws. Stress and unhealthy lifestyles are at an all-time high while quality time with family is at a low.
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    What about a law that makes it illegal to work more than 40 hours a week?! Or even 50...?! Okay, that will probably never happen. But imagine just how much something like that would level the playing field! Put some limits in place so these one-uppers who WANT to work 60 hours a week stop making it impossible for the rest of us to also be viewed as hard-working, even if we leave the office at 5pm and put our family before our job.

  •  216  20  11 May, 2019
  • Today my sweet wife goes back to work ✨ We’ve been so lucky to be home together for these first six weeks postpartum with our new babies✨ Bonding, healing and adjusting to being a family of six ✨This shit has been real, but it’s also been perfect ✨Before the babies came we talked a lot about what we wanted for this time- and we both wanted the same thing— to savor and truly enjoy it— as it will likely be our last with itty bitty babies ✨ And that’s exactly what we did ❤️ ✨ We’ll never get this time back and we’ll never forget it ✨ I’m heartbroken to see it end, and also so excited for our adventures ahead ✨ @packer_of_lunches you are the absolute best partner, the most amazing parent and my absolute fave ✨ All of these kids and me, well, we’re just the luckiest ✨ *
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(And may we’ll all see a day in the not-so-distant future when paid family leave is equitable and accessible in this freaking country!!)
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#postpartum 
#paidfamilyleave 
#hurryupgavinnewsome
#twomoms🌈 
#twinstwice 
#twinning
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    @losangelesmidwife

    Altadena, California

    Today my sweet wife goes back to work ✨ We’ve been so lucky to be home together for these first six weeks postpartum with our new babies✨ Bonding, healing and adjusting to being a family of six ✨This shit has been real, but it’s also been perfect ✨Before the babies came we talked a lot about what we wanted for this time- and we both wanted the same thing— to savor and truly enjoy it— as it will likely be our last with itty bitty babies ✨ And that’s exactly what we did ❤️ ✨ We’ll never get this time back and we’ll never forget it ✨ I’m heartbroken to see it end, and also so excited for our adventures ahead ✨ @packer_of_lunches you are the absolute best partner, the most amazing parent and my absolute fave ✨ All of these kids and me, well, we’re just the luckiest ✨ *
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    (And may we’ll all see a day in the not-so-distant future when paid family leave is equitable and accessible in this freaking country!!)
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    #postpartum
    #paidfamilyleave
    #hurryupgavinnewsome
    #twomoms🌈
    #twinstwice
    #twinning

  •  1,086  36  22 May, 2019
  • Excited to see what @ocasio2018 does down in DC on behalf of New York's 14th congressional district. I know she'll also be a great ally for #PaidFamilyLeave in the House!

I absolutely believe her model of campaigning, abstaining from lobbyist money, and direct community organizing is the blueprint for the next generation of politicians. Pay attention.
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    Excited to see what @ocasio2018 does down in DC on behalf of New York's 14th congressional district. I know she'll also be a great ally for #PaidFamilyLeave in the House!

    I absolutely believe her model of campaigning, abstaining from lobbyist money, and direct community organizing is the blueprint for the next generation of politicians. Pay attention.

  •  34,412  385  7 September, 2018
  • Let's stop praising men for simply acknowledging they have a child.

It's pathetic. Fatherhood should be embraced, celebrated by the men lucky enough to experience it. We have an important role to play, not just for our families, but in society.

We can do better. We also deserve better: help me make #paidfamilyleave happen.
  • @alexisohanian Profile picture

    @alexisohanian

    Let's stop praising men for simply acknowledging they have a child.

    It's pathetic. Fatherhood should be embraced, celebrated by the men lucky enough to experience it. We have an important role to play, not just for our families, but in society.

    We can do better. We also deserve better: help me make #paidfamilyleave happen.

  •  21,009  483  20 October, 2018