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Bright Side of Swine Flu

Guess what a general panic about a potential Swine Flu epidemic and an order from the President of the United States "to stay home if you have symptoms" brought to light? That 40% of workers in the private sector don't have a single paid sick…

Empowering Girls: Family Medical Leave Petition

Has it hit anyone else that the Family Medical Leave Act is lacking? Thank God (and Bill Clinton) for it, because prior to the 1990 we got no maternity leave or time off to care for the sick - we just lost our jobs. I'm one American that thinks…

Fair Pay Restoration Act

With 5 years of experience as a reporter, two awards in photography and reporting and a very impressive portfolio and resume I was given $38,000 a year at a large publishing firm in 2000. In the magazine a man hired at the same time, with a…

PPD, Work v. Stay Home Rages In Self

by Tracee Sioux For Blogher's Postpartum Depression Mother's Act Day, I want to write about a deep inner conflict I faced. And inner war which might help explain some of the increase in PPD we're seeing today. During the first three months…

Devaluation of Motherhood

When looking at 6 to 12 week maternity leave policies in the United States one has to wonder: Do employers and lawmakers hate mothers? Or do they hate babies? After you push a human being out of your crotch and feel pressured to return…

Empowered By Children's Healthcare Expansion

By Tracee SiouxPopulation Connection just sent me a letter that made me feel totally empowered. I had sent letters to all of my representatives insisting they vote in favor of extending and expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program…

Becoming Mommy, PPD or Identity Crisis?

By Tracee SiouxI know a few new moms who are finding the transition to Mommy difficult. I can totally relate. I suffered Post-Partum Depression pretty severely after the birth of my first child. I had just witnessed 9-11 which was traumatic…