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October 30, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Pregnancy and careers: Bearing children is a woman’s job

Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times

I’ve been on both sides of this story [“The fears of balancing pregnancy and a career,” Opinion, Oct. 25]. I delayed marriage and childbearing for my career (I’m a surgeon). I was blessed beyond belief with marriage to a good man in my late thirties and three healthy children soon thereafter.

My maternity leaves were a real burden on my associate. The work of a surgeon doesn’t just go away because a mother is at home bonding with her baby. Someone has to pick up the slack. And in this case it was my already hardworking


Comments | More in Health | Topics: child care, Lisa Lynn Sowder, maternity leave

June 25, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Universal pre-K: Why should everyone else pay for your children?

This letter may not be popular with many parents, but part of the population will nod in agreement.  Why do so many parents now believe that the general public should be responsible for their child care? [“Voters should thwart attempts to hijack mayor’s pre-K mandate,” Opinion, June 19]. Why are the supporters of Initiative 107 pushing…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: child care, Ed Fannin, education

March 7, 2014 at 6:04 AM

How to prevent health and safety incidents in child care

The infant deaths mentioned in Jonathan Martin’s column demonstrate the most tragic of health and safety issues that occur in Washington state child-care facilities [“Make child care transparent for parents,” Opinion, March 4]. HB 2165 is an essential step toward understanding the causes and remedies for such incidents. However, what are we doing to…


Comments | More in Child care | Topics: Catherine Dewar Paul, child care, Coalition for Safety and Health in Early Learning

November 13, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Washington has least affordable child care

Mothers pushed out of workforce to stay at home I want to thank Gene Balk for revealing the facts about child care in Washington state [“Washington among states with least-affordable child care,” Online, Nov. 4]. The information he shared is not only sobering, it’s distressing. Countless families are struggling with being able to afford quality care…


Comments | More in Children | Topics: child care

July 23, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Mayor opposes development project

There are other underpaid people out there Mayor Mike McGinn expressed concern about the $16 hourly wage at Whole Foods, while most teachers and child-care workers in the city earn much less than that. [“McGinn goes all out on Whole Foods,” NW Sunday, July 21.] Mayor McGinn, are you saying that people who work with food…


Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: child care, employment, health care