How Ditching America’s ‘Bootstraps’ Myth Can Open Up Politics
Co-published with The Washington Post. Politicians are beginning to more regularly challenge the "bootstraps" model.
Day-Care Slots for Babies Are Vanishing. Now Their Parents Can’t Work.
Co-published with the Washington Post. Centers are struggling to stay open, and infants are more expensive to care for.
The Pandemic Is the Perfect Time for a Parents Revolution
Co-published with Slate. Seniors have AARP. Mothers and fathers desperate for child care solutions need a movement just as powerful.
Quarantined Grandparents Will Reveal A Major Faultline In Child Care
Co-published with Romper. When grandparents can’t provide care, what happens to working families across the nation? We may be about to find out.
An Accessible Neighborhood Needs Parks
Co-published with Curbed. For many families like mine—with members who are on the spectrum or have other sensory or mental disorders—parks and playgrounds are vitally important.
What I’ve Seen As A Nanny In One Of America’s Richest Zip Codes
Co-published with Romper. As a culture we are too technological, too cool, too busy to value child rearing. We nannies feel differently.
The Other Childcare Crisis
Co-published with Romper. Quality childcare costs about as much per year as college tuition in America. So why are childcare workers making close to minimum wage?
Child Care Should Be Free
Co-published with Romper. We deserve a nation where the next conversation isn’t an anxiety-riddled question about child care, but one full of limitless dreams about the …
The Department of Education is Pulling the Rug out from Under Student Parents
Co-published with Pacific Standard. The Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget.
Single Moms Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Child Care and Getting an Education
Co-published with The Cut. Why are universities so unfriendly to single moms?
The Childcare Gap is Widening
Co-published with TIME with additional support from Capital & Main. Middle class and rural parents are on the receiving end of an …
The Lives of Working Moms
Co-published with Narratively. Alice Proujansky captures the overwhelming, inspiring reality of being a working mom in 2016.