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Defending Paid Parental Leave

One of the side effects of the bad economy is that good ideas that sound expensive begin getting ignored. Take paid parental leave. Making sure that parents can afford to take time off to have a baby is a good idea on a number of fronts. It protects families from...

By Brian Reid | September 2, 2009; 07:45 AM ET | Comments (59)

The Case for 'Womenomics'

Claire Shipman, senior national correspondent for ABC News' "Good Morning America" and mother of two, and Katty Kay, Washington correspondent and anchor for "BBC World News America" and mother of four, were working moms in need of a friendly sounding board. When one would get a new job offer, the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 3, 2009; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (32)

How My Girls Are Already Rocking the Vote

By Rebeldad Brian Reid For years, I've been claiming -- only half-jokingly -- that I hit the jackpot by having the chance to raise two girls, getting the opportunity to show them, by example, the kind of anything-is-possible world I'd like them to live in. But, as it turns out,...

By Brian Reid | May 28, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (43)

Do You Know What to Do When Your School Locks Down?

Last Thursday, three Prince William County schools moved to lockdown mode for five hours while police searched for a suspect believed to have been involved in a fatal shooting. According to a news release, Prince William school officials sent autodialer messages to parents and encouraged them to check the county...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 22, 2008; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (44)

Pay Up; He Got an 'A'

By the time most kids are teenagers, they've figured out some way to make money. It might be mowing lawns, babysitting, dog walking or hiring themselves out as computer experts. But now, some school districts around the country -- including Washington, D.C.'s -- are paying kids cash for grades. The...

By Stacey Garfinkle | September 16, 2008; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (182)


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