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“ Nice story.

It is, however, straight from the Atlantic bubble. There's not much chance the couple in question won't live a very comfortable life and that their daughter won't have every advantage.

Be interesting to survey a working class couple from Fayetteville, AR where one of the spouses was just laid off from Sears. I don't think the biggest problem would be polite disdain from the yoga pants set. ”

JohnJMacTHE ATLANTICThursday, January 8, 2015 8:49 AM

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“ When both our kids were born, my wife took her 12 weeks of FMLA leave first, then I took my 12 weeks, so that our kids were 24 weeks old before going into daycare. But we both make good pay; this arrangement would be impossible for a whole lot of families who struggle to pay the bills.

Seems to me that any politician who truly believes in "family values" should support paid family leave for both parents. ”

clubchampion THE ATLANTICThursday, January 8, 2015 11:03 AM

THE ATLANTIC2015-06-21T23:44:39.000Z

A young lawyer puts his former boss’s ideals into practice.

This past summer, on the last day of my clerkship with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she rose from her cavernous desk and, following a hearty goodbye hug, asked me what was next. I told her that the next morning marked the start of my new job as a stay-at-home dad. She smiled warmly and wished me luck.

My wife had just begun her pediatrics residency at Georgetown, a job that leaves scarce time for domestic duties. And throughout my year of long hours and late nights at the Court, my daughter had grown from a delicate, impassive infant to a robust toddler with personality and character. In recent months, when I was able to make it home in time to see Caitlyn before bedtime, she’d rush headlong toward the door with shrieks of “Daddy Daddy!” I’d bundle her up in my arms, squeeze, and resolve to take some time, soon, to be with her completely. I had missed out on a lot and was determined to make up for it.