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Author Archives: Ann Henry

In Support of Traditional Gender Roles

In our family, my husband is the breadwinner and I am our children’s primary caretaker. We didn’t casually slip into stereotypical gender roles or succumb to society’s expectations for husbands and wives, though. We discussed our household needs (money and cleaning/cooking/childcare) and declared our preferences. I wanted to take care of the kids, keep the kitchen stocked with yummy food, ...

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High Healthcare Costs Mean Hard Choices For Families

America’s healthcare system has always operated on a fee-for-service basis. In an ideal marketplace, fees for medical services would be reasonable enough that patients could afford to pay for a broken leg, strep throat, childbirth, and other fairly routine procedures. Paying for our own services seems like an independent, American thing to do. But, healthcare costs are so high that ...

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Why Do Kids Kill?

I can’t imagine the heartache experienced by families impacted by the recent Santa Clarita school shooting. On November 14, a student opened fire at Saugus High School, where he shot several people before killing himself. Two of his teenage victims, who were also his classmates, died. My deepest sympathies extend to their loved ones. I am terrified that one day, ...

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Consumers Will Pay For Misguided Berkeley Gas Ban

The new year is quickly approaching, and it is bringing a slew of new laws with it. Starting January 1, Berkeley, California will be the first US city to ban the installation of natural gas hook-ups for stoves and heating systems in new builds. The law applies mostly to multi-family dwellings; exceptions are made for first-floor retail buildings and certain ...

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3 Reasons You Should Not Be A WAHM

These days, moms are practically expected to have a side hustle. Many of us want to stay home with our kids and cultivate a nurturing home environment, but we feel the financial pinch of not earning a paycheck. The pull to the workforce is especially strong for moms who have completed some sort of formal education. If we spent all ...

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Extended Paid Maternity Leave is Bad for Families

I am a mom of three young kids. I worked full-time from home when my first two were born, but the company I worked for was small and fell below the regulations that legally required it to offer employees paid maternity leave. So, I pieced together an unofficial maternity leave using unused sick days and accumulated vacation days, with a ...

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