How paid leave helps Rhode Island families succeed

By Rhode Island State Senator Gayle Goldin As a state legislator in Rhode Island, I’m always thinking about how we can make our state a better place for families. We may be the smallest state in the country, but we’re taking

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The Motherhood Penalty

Wonders never cease: I agree with Phyllis Schlafly. Reading the arch-conservative lawyer’s controversial, much discussed April column in the Christian Post made me nearly drop my coffee when this jumped out from the page: “Women with children earn less…” Finally

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For Working Moms, One Sick Kid Can Spell Disaster

For Shenita Simon-Toussaint, all that stands between having—on the one hand—a roof over her head, food on the table, and at least a cake for each of her three children’s birthdays, and—on the other hand—abject poverty, is her $8-per-hour salary

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Breast milk is precious – but it shouldn’t be this expensive

You can add “healthier babies” and “stronger pocketbooks” to the list of reasons why paid sick days and paid family leave are essential to economic recovery for America’s working families: The percentage of American mothers who breastfeed their babies has

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