family-issues

In Cumberland County, Pa. Sen. Casey makes the case for closing ‘WIC gap’

BY: - June 6, 2019

As he looks to make fixes to a federal program that gives new mothers and their children a leg up on nutrition and healthy habits, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey turned to experts for advice. Sitting in the cafeteria at a suburban Harrisburg grocery store, Pennsylvania’s senior U.S. senator listened intently as workers on the front […]

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Mother’s Day 2019: A psychologist explains why Mom is the mother of all heroes | Opinion

BY: - May 12, 2019

A good mother feeds you, protects you, loves you, helps you connect with others and encourages you to become your best self.

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‘Black dignity:’ A recent book puts it front and center — as it should be | Anwar Curtis

BY: - April 19, 2019

Sometimes adults need a village of their own.

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Pregnant women shouldn’t have to choose between a job and a healthy baby | Opinion

BY: - March 12, 2019

By Jeannette Cox Pregnant women in low-income work often face an unappealing choice: lose their job or perform duties that endanger their health and that of their baby. Walmart, the biggest private employer in the U.S., is a case in point. In 2007, the retailer fired Heather Wiseman for carrying around a bottle of water […]

Pennsylvania is a pretty good place to raise a baby, new report finds

BY: - February 28, 2019

Pennsylvania is making progress at encouraging strong families, and becoming a state where infants and toddlers can grow up in good health and encounter positive early learning experiences, a new report has found. The Keystone State is listed among 13 states, including neighboring New Jersey and Ohio, that are “improving outcomes” when it comes to raising […]

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The soaring cost of U.S. child care, in 5 charts | Opinion

BY: - February 27, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing universal child care as a way to rein in the soaring costs of raising a family. A sociologist explains what’s driving the trend.