Recently, I was asked to share my perspective on the importance of parental leave with AJ+. I have some pretty strong feelings on it:
- That no amount of time home is “enough.”
- That it is effing hard.
- That the ongoing progressive discussions making it easier for mothers, fathers, and non-birth parents to take paid leave is incredible.
- That government and business need to continue to work together to create a system that works in the United States.
It was an honor to be featured in this piece alongside some incredible parents that are facing tough situations. I am eternally grateful to have three healthy children, outside of a few ER visits, some uneventful appointments with specialists, and the worst night ever.
The bonus for me was getting to play on camera with Squish and having his smile on display for the world.