Everything that’s old is new again. And so despite efforts, not much is happening to make the workplace an easy place for mothers. Or for parents and caregivers in general.
This Mother’s Day, perhaps it’s time to figure out how to expect parents be able to work and parent well all at once. Maybe start by not punishing them for being pregnant. Then think about offering a little time off to recover from said pregnancy and bond with the child. You know what will happen? The country will be built on loyal workers who are willing to put in a little more for companies that can offer a little more.
Call me a Pollyanna. I’m okay with that, especially if it means the workplace can be a less hostile place for women who want or need to work and have a family.
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