All last week Eli was out of school with the flu. She is better now, thanks for the well wishes on Facebook. But during that time all I could think about was how grateful I was for a job that allowed me to work from home and provided me with paid sick leave to take her to doctor’s appointments, pick her up early from school and even take the day off if need be. How working parents with no earned paid sick leave manage is beyond me. I was thrilled to see stories on the importance of paid sick leave during flu season at the organization Family Values Work and the Daily Kos. Now, if only every business and our federal government would get with it…
Kudos to Parents magazine for featuring a child with spina bifida on the front cover of its magazine. My friend and fellow bloguista Laura Tellado interviewed model Emily’s mother for her Holdin’ Out for a Hero blog. Hers is an inspiring and well-written piece!
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?