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How a Senate aide and her guide dog made Capitol Hill more accessible for all
Moira Shea made history on the Senate floor in 1997. Decades later, she remains a voice for disability policy changes.
‘The Nursery’ calls attention to the intensity and loneliness of postpartum life
Szilvia Molnar talks to The 19th about her debut novel and the desire to capture the gritty realities of motherhood in literature.
Elizabeth Holmes has two young children. Should that keep her out of prison?
Sending new moms to prison has devastating consequences. Some states are starting to rethink the practice.
‘You need water for everything’: Pregnant people and parents struggle to find safe water in Jackson
While water service has been returned to the Mississippi city’s general population, lead contamination is still making tap water unusable for pregnant people and young children.
In a first, child care must be provided for microchip manufacturers to qualify for this federal grant
Employers seeking CHIPS Act funding must provide child care that is within reach for low- and medium-income households and located at a convenient location with hours that meet workers’ needs.
From formula to medications and child care, parents are being crushed under a wave of shortages
A confluence of shortages is putting a significant strain on parents, and particularly low-income parents, who may not have the resources to navigate the layered crises.
‘It’s going to be OK’: Family caregivers offer advice to their past selves and future caregivers
In honor of National Caregivers Day, The 19th spoke with caregivers about the importance of understanding grief, the healing power of music, finding providers you trust and building community.
Democrats and Republicans agree child care is in crisis. Why can’t they get a bill passed?
Democrats are united behind a push to pass child care legislation, but with a divided Congress, hopes are low that anything will pass despite bipartisan agreement that something must be done.
'We’ve failed mothers and kids so much:' One year later, there’s no end in sight to the formula shortage
Many store shelves remain bare as the private and government response struggles to produce results and federal aid dries up. For parents of color most of all, it’s been a year of pain and panic.
More than half of queer Florida parents have considered fleeing the state in the wake of ‘Don’t Say Gay,’ study finds
Of the respondents, 17 percent have already taken steps to leave Florida, and 11 percent have considered transferring their children to other schools.