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Our favorite links from the week that we’ve shared across social media:
For Pittsburgh parents who work nights and weekends, study finds child care is especially difficult.
“In short, the kind of school-sports-sitter-what-have-you structure that kids are so excited to be free from is the exact kind of structure that working moms (especially the single ones) depend on in order to do their jobs. And that’s before the financial burden (and emotional labor) of patching together eight or so weeks of care that’s equivalent to the school/work day. All these pressures and stress have led to a phenomenon that one writer has dubbed “mom guilt season.”
“84% of millennials of both genders say they expect to take a “significant” break at some point in their careers for childcare or other reasons.”
Speaking of Millennial parents: “85% of millennial moms say society doesn’t support mothers.”
Employers – start here: “If everyone is going around pretending not to break a sweat juggling work and family under a firm’s current policies, then there is not going to be awareness or will to change them for the better. That’s bad for parents, but it’s also bad for employers. ‘Inflexibility around child care is, quite simply, going to cost firms valuable workers.'”
Why your company needs a better retention plan for working parents.
A beautiful and hearbreaking profile of how one woman is working to combat black mother mortality in Allegheny County and beyond.