Women and Working Families Roundtable

EUGENE, Ore. — U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley was in Eugene Tuesday, pushing the importance of supporting women in the workforce especially with rising costs in child care. Merkley took part in a round table discussion with Mayor Kitty Piercy, parents and child care professionals at the Vivian Olum Child Development Center on the University of … Continue reading »

Stay-at-Home Moms on the Rise

(CNN) — The number of mother’s staying at home with the kids is on the rise. But the change has more to do with money than a cultural shift, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. The study found that 29 percent of American mothers are at home. The report found that … Continue reading »

Moms Giving Infants Solid Foods Too Soon

(CNN) — A new study says that parents are feeding their babies solid food way too early. The study was released Monday in the online issue of Pediatrics. It says that 40 percent of infants are being fed solid food before the recommended 4 months. The study also found that early introduction of solid foods … Continue reading »