It is an ugly, hard situation I don’t wish on anyone. It is a very bitter sip to swallow, like a nightmare, every day hoping to wake up...It wasn’t the home that my husband and I made with our children; it wasn’t complete. With his empty chair at the table, we couldn’t eat dinner in the dining room.
Despite the uncertainty and troubling developments, there are bright spots. One thing we know to be true is that babies are bi-partisan, so it is up to MCC and other like-minded individuals and organizations to educate legislators on the policies which will best serve babies and of course their families!
In an article published this week, Dr. McDonough highlighted the importance of the Baby Friendly Initiative in Philadelphia, but leveled criticisms about the impact upon mothers who choose not to breastfeed. We responded.
Last week former NFL quarterback and current WFAN commentator Boomer Esiason commented on the paternity leave of New York Mets’ second baseman Daniel Murphy to be with his wife while she delivered their baby. “Quite frankly,” Esiason said, “I would’ve said, ‘C-section before the season starts. I need to be at opening day.’”
The 5.27% budget cuts impacted our three EHS programs based in Norristown, Pottstown and South Philadelphia. As one of the largest providers of Early Head Start services in Pennsylvania, we have felt the pain of these devastating cuts. As a result we’ve been forced to cut EHS services for 24 families in Pennsylvania.