It’s about time….
It was after the New Year and frigid, snow falling steady from the sky. Her firstborn son was not even quite five-weeks-old and she worried about taking him out in the cold air and falling snow. She had been fired from her job working at a religious institution when she announced her unplanned and unwed pregnancy. Because of this setback, she accepted WIC and government healthcare until she got a new job and tried to get back on her feet. Embarrassed because she had to take government assistance and was a hard worker by nature, she did get a job at her local library prior to her son’s birth, but the pay and benefits were lousy. Nevertheless, she took the position because it was what was available, and of course, there was no paid leave for her maternity leave.