Doing Better for Our Families, and Especially Our Kids

As the co-founder and Executive Director of Make it Work, I’ve spent a lot of time these last few years asking people how they make it work. Whenever we talk about the biggest [...]

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Fear, anger, confusion, heartbreak, grief, and uncertainty

Say their names. As a Black mother, I know that one day my husband and I will have to have “The Talk” with our son. We’ll have to talk to him about the “right way” to [...]

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5 (More!) Scary Facts About Working In Child Care

As Halloween nears and we prepare for tricks and treats, the scariest thing we’re seeing isn’t a ghost or a goblin; it’s the reality of how the U.S. treats the people who care [...]

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It’s Time The Nation Had The Talk. About Affordable Child Care.

This week in Philadelphia, I had the opportunity to talk about affordable child care with a group of incredible people who are doing everything they can to make work, well, [...]

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When Dads Need To Parent, “Daddy Stigma” Trumps All

For a long while now, we have had some pretty public debates about how the rewards of parenting shake out along pretty traditional gender lines. [caption [...]

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#DadsFTW: What Happens When Dads Go Back To Work

By: Russ Feinberg   Like so many new parents, it was only a matter of time before my wife and I had to be back at work. We were lucky enough that she could [...]

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#DadsFTW: What Happens When Dads Become Dads

By: John Kim Ten years ago I began my journey as a father. I still remember that moment, standing in our bathroom and staring at that little plastic stick. And just [...]

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Kids, You Better Start Saving Now!

Mother's Day is Sunday, and we’ve got some advice for all the kids out there: Skip the flowers. Forget the chocolate. Don’t spend your money taking Mom to brunch. Why? [...]

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What Black Women Know

  Seems like there’s a Congressional Caucus to discuss just about everything. Did you know that there’s already a bourbon caucus, a cement caucus, a hockey caucus and [...]

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A History That Might Surprise You (And Not In a Good Way)

Ask most parents in America about our current policies for making child care affordable, and they’ll agree: they aren’t working. And it turns out this problem has been around [...]

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