Tag "Caring for Child"

Lauren – Paid Leave and Financial Stability

“This time I had income coming in. We didn’t take years to recover. We didn’t almost lose our home.”

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Danny – Fathers and Those First Milestones

For me, and for many other men today, it’s important that the father be part of those first milestones.

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Sally’s Story – A Newborn in NICU

I was 30 years old when I became a single mother. For the past few years I have worked as a social worker and administrator for a women’s health center that provides both abortion and birth center services. I felt

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Stephanie’s Story – a traumatic childbirth without paid leave

My husband and I were eagerly awaiting the birth of our fourth son. We both had full time jobs, but were prepared for me to take advantage of the maternity leave available through TDI and handle the reduced income that

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Lin’s Story

Early in 2012 my family and I were happy and excited to welcome a new grandbaby, but three weeks after delivery, my daughter was back in the hospital with MRSA.  She proudly serves in the US Air Force and with

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Mary’s Story

“. . . [When] I utilized Paid Family Leave. I didn’t have to worry about anything but [my son]. My focus, my attention, my energy could stay on him and I didn’t have to worry about work deadlines, work projects. . . I could just focus on being his mom, getting the treatment he needed.”

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Leah’s Story

“Without paid sick days, my son would have died. . .”

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Leah’s Story

January 2014, my son, Lawrence Taylor Pimentel (LTP), suffered from a red zone asthma attack, and would have died if I wasn’t able to use my paid sick days. Many nights, Lawrence’s screams could be heard in the once-silent Kaiser

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Mary’s Story

I am the Statewide organizer of Parent Voices, a parent-led, parent-run grassroots organization fighting to make quality child care accessible and affordable for all families.   In 2009 I had my first son, Noah.  That was the first time I took

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Lin’s Story

Early in 2012 my family and I were happy and excited to welcome a new grandbaby, but three weeks after delivery, my daughter was back in the hospital with MRSA.  She proudly serves in the US Air Force and with

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