President Trump Delivers Remarks During White House Summit on Child Care and Paid Leave – Video and Transcript…

Earlier today President Trump outlined principles for common sense, innovative child care policy reforms and practices that increase access to quality care, choice, and flexibility for America’s working parents.  [Video and Transcript Below]

The booming economy and strong labor market are allowing Americans of all backgrounds to find work and succeed.  The Child Care and Paid Leave initiatives are designed to support the needs of the U.S. workforce and simultaneously support a strong family life.

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[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) What a nice group. Thank you very much. Hi, everybody. Hi. Well, thank you very much. And I had a very busy time and a very busy day, and my daughter said, “You will be here.” So — (laughter) — that was the end of that busy day, right? When a daughter says, “You have to be here.” But she’s done such an incredible job.

So I want to thank Ivanka. And from the very beginning — (applause) — that’s true. Yeah. From the very beginning, it’s been an extraordinary — she has been so extraordinary, in terms of her advocacy for America’s working families. Fourteen million people she’s gotten jobs for, where she would go into Walmart, she would go into our great companies and say, “They really want help. They really want you to teach them,” because the government can’t teach like the companies can teach. And companies would take a half a million people, a million people.

And her goal when she started it two years ago was 500,000 jobs; she’s done over 14 million. So that’s really something. (Applause.) And that’s on top of everything else, including what we’re here for today.

I want to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for being here, and to the White House Summit on Child Care and Paid Family Leave — a subject that’s a very big subject nowadays.

We’re pleased to be joined by Secretary Alex Azar. Alex, thank you very much. (Applause.) And thanks as well to Governor Phil Bryant, my friend for a long time. (Applause.) And we have — thank you, Phil. And we really — we have developed a fantastic relationship over the years. And it’s been incredible. And what a job he does.

And I don’t know, I have a feeling he’s leaving office, not because he had to — he was leading everybody in the polls in that great state where we just had a tremendous victory, in Mississippi. But he was leading by a lot. I’d say, “Phil, why don’t you run again?” “No, I think we’re going to take it a little easy.” See? He has a lot of confidence in himself. (Laughter.) Non-confident people would say, “I got to run. I got to run.” But, Phil, you’ve done a fantastic job and we appreciate it.

And Mayor Betsy Price. Mayor, thank you very much. Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you.

We’re also grateful to be — and have with us members of Congress from both sides of the aisle. And many of them participated today. I saw a list of who’s who in Congress. And we appreciate it very much. They’ve — many of them have spoken.

We’re here today to support the heroic calling for working moms and dads — to really help them. We’re going to help them. And we’re going to help them a lot. American families are the heart, soul, and backbone of our nation. Strong and loving families build up our neighborhoods, sustain our communities, invigorate our cities, pass down our values, and make a brighter future for every citizen.

In the Trump economy, which is setting records every day — in fact, the stock market is up very substantially today, as some of you may know. And when it goes up, I think of 401(k)s. I used to think about stock; now I think about 401(k)s and I think about jobs. But it’s up tremendously today.

In the Trump economy, American families are thriving like never before. Just last week, we announced that we smashed expectations and created 266,000 jobs in November — a number that was unthinkable a day before. A day before, they were guessing, “Would it be 80? Would it be 90? Would it be 160?” Somebody said — an optimist. And this was 266,000, plus you can add from the previous months, because we’re adding some of the jobs they miscalculated on our side, as opposed to the opposite side — the positive way. So 266- — almost 300,000 jobs in November, which is an incredible number.

Seven million jobs have been added since Election Day. And I have to say, other nations are not doing well. Other parts of the world are not doing well at all. You look at Europe, you look at Asia, look at a lot of different places. We won’t talk about China, because we’re working a deal with China, but I wouldn’t say, up until now, they’ve loved me. (Laughter.)

Unemployment is at a 50-year low. And the African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American unemployment rates have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded. So the lowest level ever recorded — the history of our country. (Applause.)

And, by the way, for women, the lowest in 71 years, but soon, it will be historic also. So I have to apologize for the 71 years. That’s probably my worst statistic. Best in 71 years. I was saying, “Can you imagine?” Normally that would have been a great statistic for us, Phil. But nowadays we’re a little spoiled, right?

But we’ve lifted nearly 1.4 million American children out of poverty. And this year, 40 million American families will benefit from the Republican child tax credit, each receiving an average of over $2,200 dollars. That’s something. (Applause.) And that’s — let’s put the word “Republican” again. Let’s emphasize it, because I noticed every time we do something, the Democrats try and say, “Well, we really did it, you know. We did.” They didn’t do it, but we’ll be very nice. We want to be bipartisan. (Laughter.)

In everything we do, we’re putting the American families first. And frankly, we’re putting America first. But American families are coming first. With more women working today than ever before, we now have a historic opportunity to enact long-overdue reforms. It’s time to pass Paid Family Leave and expand access to quality. (Applause.)

So we’re going to have really an expanded access to quality, affordable child care, in addition, for all American parents. And that’s something that could take a long time before it ever got done, but we’re going to get it done and we’re working with a lot of tremendous people, many of whom are in the room. And I want to thank you for that.

An estimated one out of every four American moms returns to work within two weeks of giving birth because they cannot afford to miss a paycheck or risk losing their job. We want every mother to have the chance to spend those precious few weeks with her newborn or adopted child. And I understand, statistically — they show, statistically, it’s so much better for the baby in growing up, even in later years. I can imagine that.

And, Martha, I want to thank you for being here. I just see you. Martha McSally, everybody — Senator. That’s very nice. Thank you. (Applause.)

And I’ll tell you — would you please stand up? All of you. It’s so great. (Applause.) So great. Thank you. Thank you. Congresswomen have done a fantastic job. Thank you.

That’s why it’s my state — and in my State of the Union Address, I called for Congress to pass Paid Family Leave into law. And it was very well received, I have to say. One week ago, we were thrilled that members of Congress introduced bipartisan — really, a very strong bipartisan legislation, Paid Family Leave legislation. And that’s what it’s called.

We did criminal justice reform and we called it by a slightly different name. A lot of people don’t know that it’s criminal justice reform. I said, “Change the name.” But somebody put it with the name. It’s the FIRST STEP Act, which is good, but it’s criminal justice reform. And in this case, we’re going to just go with a very perfect name: Paid Family Leave legislation. Jackie, is that good? Yes? I think, Jackie, we’ll do it for you, okay? (Applause.) There’s something about using a name that sort of — you don’t have to think too much, right? (Laughter.)

This week, my administration reached a historic deal with Congress: The federal government will now give 12 weeks of paid family leave to all federal employees. Something that nobody expected. (Applause.)

And as a candidate for President, I pledged to advance paid family leave. With this important step, we are delivering. And we are really delivering like nobody has, I think, ever delivered before — if you look back, certainly within the first three years of a presidency. And we’re still short of the third year. We’re, you know, getting close. Hard to believe we’re getting close. January 20th, we’ll be there. But in less than three years, we’ve done things — and I always say that I fulfilled more promises than I made, which is the first for a politician. (Applause.) For a politician, that’s a first, Martha.

My administration is also focused on expanding access to high-quality, affordable child care. Last year, I was proud to sign into law the largest-ever increase in Child Care Development Block Grants to states. The states understand that very well. A lot of governors — (applause) — a lot of governors come up to me and they thank me for that.

In more than 60 percent of American homes, both parents work. Yet many struggle to afford child care, which often costs more than $10,000 per year. And it’s devastating to families, frankly. Devastating.

Here with us today is Tseyon Mamo, who has benefited from child care assistance and is now earning her degree in early childhood education while raising her two young, beautiful children. Tseyon, would you come up, please, and say a few words? Tseyon. (Applause.) Please. Nice to — nice to see you. Please.

MS. MAMO: Thank you, Mr. President. Last year I started working at the Guadalupe Center in Kansas City as an assistant teacher. At the same time, I began taking classes to earn a credential in early childhood education. Before I started my job, my husband and I were able to put our youngest daughter into daycare with the help of child care subsidy. If we didn’t have this support, we wouldn’t have been able to afford daycare and I wouldn’t have been able to work and go to school to become a teacher.

Now, both of my daughters are going to preschool in the same building where I work. It’s very convenient for my family and I. I’m so close that I was able to check on my daughters during the day she got sick. So thank you, President —

THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you, Tseyon.

MS. MAMO: — for everything that you’re doing to support families like mine. (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much for saying that. Beautiful. Thank you, Tseyon.

As Ivanka announced earlier this morning, the White House released our Principles for Child Care Reform. Our goal is simple: We want to expand child care options and reduce unnecessary regulations so that parents can choose the best care for their children, including, and very importantly, in-home and faith-based care. (Applause.)

With us today is Bethany — Brittany Hasemann, a single mother who runs her own child care center in Fruita, Colorado. And, Brittany, if you could, please come up and say a few words. Please. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.)

MS. HASEMANN: Wow. What an honor it is to be here today. Thank you so much.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you.

MS. HASEMANN: And you, Ivanka Trump, thank you so much for all you do. It’s truly a blessing.

About 11 years ago, I was put in a tough position: My husband passed away in a car accident. I was a now-single mom of soon-to-be three children. I had to provide for them all by myself. And child care for three, all under the age of three — and my oldest with autistic tendencies — was not an option. I was going to school for criminal justice at this time and could no longer have that as my dream, for my three children only had one parent.

I opened up a child care in 2010 out of my home. Now I own a large home site. I signed on with the Early Learning Ventures in 2015. Now I am an executive director to my very own center. (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: Great.

MS. HASEMANN: Thank you. Thank you. Being in the child care business, I know all the struggles. There are some major challenges: the cost of child care for our families; background checks — and those timelines are very challenging; hiring staff based on credentials, not growing teachers that fit the right reasons with what’s best for the children and their age groups; and the cost of qualified teachers.

That being said, my dreams for them — children have just begun. It takes a county and a state and a country to be the best. Thank you, President Trump, for making it priority to help our families get access to quality care.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you.

MS. HASEMANN: Yes. (Applause.)

On behalf of Little Imaginations, we would like to invite Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump: If you guys ever get in Colorado, come see our site. Thank you. (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, we’ll do that. We’ll be in Colorado. Thank you. Great job.

MS. HASEMANN: Thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you very much, Brittany. And we’ll be in Colorado a lot, actually. (Laughter.) We have a great senator in Colorado. We have to get him extended. I’ll be there a lot. (Laughter.)

So we know that every American parent, like Brittany, wants the best for their child, and every American family strengthens and uplifts our country. That’s why on issues from child care to paid family leave to school choice, my administration is putting control back into the hands of parents, where it belongs.

With this initiative, we have a chance to give all moms and dads the resources and support they need to succeed, thrive, flourish, prosper, and help their sons and daughters reach their amazing God-given potential. It’s what’s happening. It’s what’s happening with our country as a whole. As Americans, we know the single-most important investment we can ever make is in our nation’s children.

I want to again thank everybody for being here. And thank you all — to the people that work so hard. I mean, I know how hard and tirelessly you fight for the American family constantly.

I want to thank my daughter, who has — who is every minute of every day is working on something that’s good. In this case, right now, that’s what we’re doing. But she’s — she’s got other things in mind also. It’s incredible what she’s able to get done. And I have to give her a very special thank you. Ivanka is a very special person. (Applause.) And I just — thank you.

I just say, God bless everybody in the room. Thank you very much for the incredible work. You work so hard, so tirelessly. But the rewards are there. With this administration, you get the rewards. With other administrations, it just never worked. But we get it done. They may like me, they may not, but we get it done. (Laughter.) Okay, thank you all very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. (Applause.)

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51 Responses to President Trump Delivers Remarks During White House Summit on Child Care and Paid Leave – Video and Transcript…

  1. booger71 says:

    The 12 week paid family leave will be severely abused by federal employees( I was one for 20 years and understand their mindset). I just hope there isn’t a push this in the private sector.

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    • could you possibly be related to the little girl on the stage who was elbow deep into her nasal cavity….LOL

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    • Carly says:

      I worked with women who would take the time, then come back for a week, then quit. I think this is a stupid idea. The unintended consequences are when women of child-bearing age are not hired or there is a practical limit on women of certain age, for practical business reasons. A team can’t survive losing critical people for that long, so those jobs will go to men.

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      • Sharon says:

        Well, I’m 75 years old. Iorked in “office work” all of my adult life, except for pregnancy times….DH and I paid whatever we had to pay for child care and certainly didn’t expect family-related time off from our employers over 50 years of employment. I’m beginning to realize my expectations were severely under-developed.

        Maybe there will be something similar to reparations for those of us who stupidly paid our own way??? And without medical insurance of any kind.

        No matter who presents the concepts and says they have or can find the funding, this is socialism light in my opinion.

        Right now in the NW, every TV station is on a crusade to gather millions of presents “for the children”. Last month they were all advertising for donations to “feed the homeless”. (I always wonder what the homeless were eating in October???)

        In September the hit was on for back to school book bags and supplies.

        In July, the campaign was for winter coats, scarves, and gloves

        Don’t parents pay for or provide anything any more – for their own children?

        It seems that after endless handouts for food, clothing, supplies, gifts, camp time, etc. etc. etc., they still just cant make it – even those who are receiving cash benefits and food stamps.

        I’m sick of it. Maybe you caught that.

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        • Judith says:

          The leftists who demand these freebies are never the ones who pay the taxes to cover it all. Who do they must cover their slack?

          I remember the story about Bernie getting booted out of the commune because he was too lazy to contribute. Typical grubby leftist.

          The only thing I like about this is it actually promotes the family structure in an era when families have been literally torn apart. There should be job security but the leave should be unpaid. I scrimped and sacrificed to stay home with my kids, and so can they. And by the way it was totally worth it.

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    • GenEarly says:

      Bankruptcy dead ahead, giving away money the government doesn’t collect, but does print.

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    • bored identity says:

      Fourteen million people she’s (Ivanka) gotten jobs for…”

      Less than three minutes later :

      Seven million jobs have been added since Election Day.”

      Good times.

      As much as I admire President Trump, I’m not buying Ivanka as some kind of champion of Smelly Walmart Shoppers ( yes, that would be me ).
      Jarvanka’s heart and mind is in Hamptons, or India, or China,or anywhere else but Smallville, USA.

      If she really cares about White Plague of American Worker, Jarvanka would remind her dad
      (after all, y’all should remember that First Daughter’s Boo-hoo was more powerful than Lindsey and whole neocon military industrial apparatus together, on that early morning when Trump decided to Tomahawk Damascus …because, kids -are – dying , D-a-d! ) every morning that America should be more like Hungary, or Israel, and less like Sweden, or France:

      https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11044/europe-white-death
      https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/02/11/we-need-hungarian-children-orban-tax-breaks-families/

      At least, Don Jr. bares that name with the reason.

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      • ATheoK says:

        ““Fourteen million people she’s (Ivanka) gotten jobs for…”
        Less than three minutes later :
        “Seven million jobs have been added since Election Day.”

        Different facts. They are not contradictory!
        The 7 million jobs are “new” jobs added to America.
        14 million people filling jobs likely filled jobs that already exist.

        Willful blindness and deafness are not excuses.

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        14 million is the jobs training pledge, bored. IOW, companies will train, then hire. Not all the training is complete, and some hasn’t started. Companies were added to the pledge from the start of the Trump administration and continues to this day. So no mistake, nor inaccurate. I am quite confident that Ivanka is following up w/ EVERY company which made a pledge, to ensure they fulfill their commitment.

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        • bored identity says:

          Sharon, I stay corrected with my apparent apples & oranges mix up.

          Sense of genuine American Community and overall civility in discourse among CTH commenters is what really separate us from the rest of blogosphere.

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  2. margarite1 says:

    We’re all going to pay for this – I appreciate the sentiment but in practice I have to agree that it will be abused. And, truth be told, I doubt the federal employees will appreciate POTUS for this.

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  3. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    I was initially against generous paid leaves but I think if it’s done right it can be very beneficial. Do we want the only women who are getting pregnant in this country to be the ones who weren’t working anyway? I don’t. We’ll pay for most of those kids anyway. I want working women to be able to have babies and not feel like they’re going to lose their jobs. BUT I want it to be a benefit that doesn’t kick in unless the woman has been working for a company for at least 2 years or more. I haven’t thought this through all of the way so don’t hassle me about the details. 🙂 I think you all get my drift though. And my mind can be changed. 🙂

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    • Bob says:

      The government employees are way above the private sector on payroll and benefits. It’s time that they deal with child care the rest of the population. Don’t want to see a base pay raise for them for the next two elections cycles. We need a reduction of these Burocrats by thousands.

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    • booger71 says:

      Pregnancy is only one of reasons an employee can use it. Sick kids, sick parents, a male whose wife has a baby can use it. Employees will use it as extra sick leave or vacation days. There will be little if any accountability

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    • TreeClimber says:

      I got hired by Dillard’s when I was already pregnant the first time. They might’ve kept me if they’d been willing to work with me on maternity leave and a flexible post-baby schedule. They were not (that is, the local managers were but company policy forbade it.) Now I’m a SAHM of two.

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    • law4lifeblog says:

      Super elite covfefe 999, the operative part of your comment is “I haven’t thought this through”….I agree with you 100% on that point,

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  4. 12 weeks of paid leave for all FEDERAL employees….as if they don’t have enough benefits.

    I understand it has to happen somewhere first but gee these are the same people that are involved with the coup….maybe Durham can give them some time to themselves

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    • Carly says:

      What about those transgender (male) employees who will claim to be pregnant? In an age where people had more integrity and honor and work ethic, but not in today’s moral decay.

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  5. Paula S Daly says:

    It’s voluntary for the private sector, but many will do it anyway, because people want it.

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  6. 6x47 says:

    More welfare programs and increased government dependency is bad, mmmmm-Kay?

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  7. scslayer says:

    Not our greatest hour.
    Confused.

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  8. Carly says:

    I think Ivanka’s terrific, but this idea is a bad one. Although I admire the work she’s done for apprenticeships in lieu of costly college.

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  9. Jus wundrin says:

    Bad idea. What happened to fiscal responsibility? Gubment employees already have better bennies than those in the private sector. This is feeding the swamp, not draining it.

    If you want to have children, either pay for your own daycare, or put your selfishness aside and have one parent stay home and raise the kids. Maybe ivanka and Jared can pay for all of this since it was their pet project.

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  10. Apfelcobbler says:

    No thanks, Ivanka. Run as an FDR socialist on your own time.

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  11. wightmanfarm says:

    THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA ! What a total waste of money. I hope this isn’t a trend for President Trump.

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  12. TreeClimber says:

    Cue the anti-family, anti-parent comments. Yet these same people hold the millennials in contempt for believing the lies of the school system they were dumped in and wonder why the younger generations disrespect them.

    I think paid family leave is a wonderful idea, although I’d rather see initiatives to encourage private-sector companies to offer it.

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  13. Jim Burton says:

    Years ago, I was a federal government employee. They tend to want more and give less. I heard them say things like, be careful you’ll work yourself out of a job when I was working to give a day’s work for a day’s pay. Back then, the pay in the government was a bit less than in the private sector, but the benefits were better. Now they have higher pay and benefits. Where does it end?

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  14. rvsueandcrew says:

    That last photo with Pres. Trump and the little boy is exceptional. It’s one of my favorites.

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  15. Brickman45 says:

    I’m so appreciative that President Trump is taking this cause from the dems. This country does not value the family and actually deincentivizes the traditional middle class American family. What a relief it is to see President Trump work so hard in improving the economy, thereby increasing the tax base due to higher wages and record low unemployment. We are saving all this money by reducing the welfare state, and Trump wisely reinvests that money in families. For those of you shitting on this idea. We are earning more taxes due to low unemployment, more jobs, tariffs, welfare state vanishing, saving billions by practically eliminating refugee resettlement and deporting illegals, and you bitch about investing in our American women. Shame on you

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  16. WIVoter says:

    This would be a way to lose in 2020. The left will never vote for President Trump and this is a turn off for many, many conservative/republican voters. Lousy idea leftist Ivanka. Stop hurting your father’s reelection efforts. Personally, I think every lousy idea President Trump has had has Jared, Ivanka, or sadly, Melania,s fingerprints all over them. Specifically with Melania, outlawing vaping and issues with gun control.

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  17. I’m retired now since 2010; however, I did work for a government entity that offered paid family leave as part of the benefit package to all employees, including managerial, etc.
    To the best of my recollection, there really wasn’t any abuse that was tolerated.
    I would have known since one of my managerial responsibilities was the monitoring and enforcing employee benefits.
    I have always been of the opinion that if it were not for the high taxes that middle-class families were forced to pay, Mom or Dad could and would find a way to stay home and raise their children during their most important formative years.
    I’m willing to give this program a chance to work.
    We’ll see what happens.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      My family is (still) below the poverty line and we barely make it, month-to-month. My husband is employed and I take care of our two – one is 3 months and the other turns 2 next month. This upcoming return will be our first year we’ll get the child tax credit. Everyone tells me I “should go get a job,” but I stay with my boys – and they are the happiest, healthiest, most well-balanced little people I know. No giant screaming tantrums, no wilful disobedience, no colicky fussiness – the baby is all smiles and babbling and the toddler is a mightily curious, helpful, loving, exploratory little squirt. And yes, I take credit for that.

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      • margarite1 says:

        You are doing the most important job you can do, TreeClimber. Big applause!

        Liked by 4 people

      • CM-TX says:

        You’re willing to make sacrifices to be there- that’s the best gift you could give them. It’s worth it. 🙂

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      • InAz says:

        @ TreeClimber

        I stayed home with my kids during the day, and worked nights and weekends.
        We were barely above poverty level.
        Thirty two years later we are still at same level.
        Hopefully things will get better for you than it did for us.

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      • Just between you and me, TreeClimber, many years ago, that’s exactly what my husband and I did also.
        We believed that if we decided to have children, then we wanted to take the credit for the good and the bad, so I stayed home, and hubby was on the job, (out of town Monday-Friday) and usually just got home in time to take me to the hospital for baby delivery.
        We’re into the “Golden Years” now (HA!); looking back we did the right thing, no regrets. We were poor, worked very hard, self-sufficient and we were happy.

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  18. CM-TX says:

    Yep, I’m going to have to agree with most of the NOT so great feedback thus far.

    Out here in the real world– I started (very) young, having 4 children, spaced each 4-6 years apart (for sanity’s sake). We made the sacrifices so I could stay home & raise them… still going.

    There were points I worked PT– but worked around hub’s schedule, so either he or a family member could watch them. I also built, & ran a (critical power) business from home for a few years.
    It’s not always easy, monotonous at times, but was/is worth it.

    There is no way I could have ever put my children in public daycare, especially during their earliest years. I recognize for some it’s not a choice, & likely a hard thing to do. But if I had chosen the career route… personally I would’ve stopped at one.

    My point… it’s doable more often than not– if you choose wisely, & work as a team.

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    • Judith says:

      There are too many single parents these days, which tends to put families at the poverty line. Couples should make better choices and be more discriminating (remember when it was okay to be discriminating?) before they decide to make babies.

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  19. highdezertgator says:

    The high tech medical company (Marquette Electronics) I worked at for over twenty years in Wisconsin started onsite daycare in 1984 . By 1987, there were over 100 kids and they started our own kindergarten (huge advantage over public schools). It was called the Kids Department we paid a fair market rate and the company provided the facility. The kids were part of the company and the parents could visit them anytime… they went to work with mom and dad everyday. It was truly innovative and many companies followed MEI’s lead. Hopefully, there are incentives for the private sector along with re-training the work force, this is a win… attracting employees. The kids department became a huge incentive motivator as our company grew to over $1 Billion in sales.

    .BTW for all “Nervous Nancy’s” “posing here”… private and faith based organizations will keep the kids out of the public indoctrination centers.

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  20. Jase says:

    Many negative comments here. My wife and I don’t have children so I suppose the expectation would be that I agree with naysayers: why, after all, should we pay for someone else’s kids?
    Surprisingly, I don’t feel this way, though I used to.
    In an age where the Dems are doing anything they can destroy the family and make abortion mainstream, ANYTHING that encourages/helps women to have, keep and care for their children is fine by me.
    My only caveat is that, rather than going to Federal employees, the money would have been better spent on subsidising companies in the blue collar-private sector offering assistance.

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  21. cattastrophe says:

    Regulation cuts for child care fine if they are more hindrance than help and don’t harm those requiring the services.

    Paid leave is BS and what I would expect from Ivanka. Her husband on the other hand has been a stellar help to President Trump. I liked it better when President Trump was keeping Ivanka busy overseas talking to women entrepreneurs.

    Instead of spreading to private companies I hope the paid leave idea dead ends with the government and the Fed departments where it’s instituted are eliminated in Trump’s next term.

    We can only hope other Ivanka ideas don’t see the light of day. To me there’s no use in being brilliant and beautiful if your ideas are socialist garbage.

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