Post-pregnancy Ponderings

“The U.S. is one of three nations of 181 studied by Harvard and McGill universities that don’t guarantee working mothers leave with compensation, and researchers say it pays the price in lost productivity and health risks for children.” Bloomberg, Feb. 21, 2011

I gave birth to my son almost three months ago and am fortunate that I work for a company that believes in maternity leave. The fact that many companies don’t offer any kind of compensation for family leave is a troubling one and indicative of the value that our country places on parenting.

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