By failing to invest in child care, the U.S. government is placing mothers in an impossible position.
Ashley Patrick was thrilled to land a full-time position at a prestigious publishing house in July 2016. The job came with smart, bookish colleagues, opportunities for advancement, a regular salary, and health insurance. For a Brooklyn-based writer and editor, it was a rare and valuable opportunity.
At the time she had two young sons, a husband who also worked full-time, and no flexibility.