USA Today Article on Parental Leave/Child Care Costs by our own Whitney Phinney!

"I feel like I'm going to be judged, and I know I will be judged, for having kids," Whitney said. "But raising children is something our society should support. "It shouldn't be a choice people are suffering for." https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/education/2019/12/02/why-america-doesnt-have-affordable-daycare-maternity-leave-paid-family/2136595001/?fbclid=IwAR3J1Fwzlgmycen2hrwAlZSLbRJSQGQtVOwsrI20CKMcffDh1DQAX1ZwvZk

Mother’s Milk Bank Baby Cafes

Here is some great info for currently breastfeeding parents in the Denver area! Mothers’ Milk Bank’s Baby Café is a welcoming and cozy place where new and expecting parents can gather weekly to support one another on their breastfeeding journey while receiving guidance and tips from a breastfeeding specialist. Our free Baby Café offers parents … Continue reading Mother’s Milk Bank Baby Cafes

How to create a Milk and Cookies Lactation Support Group on Campus/at work

Milk and Cookies is a group of parents who meet twice a month at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Most of us have struggled with lactation/pumping while at work and were looking for a support network related to parenting/lactation/work issues that parents face. We have found that by having Milk and Cookies meetings, … Continue reading How to create a Milk and Cookies Lactation Support Group on Campus/at work

Snapshot of Family-Friendly Work at Anschutz event

Hi friends! Our dear Whitney Phinney is being featured in the photograph exhibit A Snapshot of Family-Friendly Work. The photo that was selected is a beautiful display of Whitney pumping and is titled “Liquid Gold.” It is an inspiring portrayal of the sacrifice so many working moms make for the good of their families and … Continue reading Snapshot of Family-Friendly Work at Anschutz event

“Women in hospital medicine face major obstacles”

Who can relate to these quotes?: " “It’s two chairs that are behind a curtain in a women’s locker room in the basement of the hospital, that are tiny and gross,” said one physician. Another said this: “I would get to work, set up, and pump while chart reviewing. Then I would go and see … Continue reading “Women in hospital medicine face major obstacles”

Compositive Primary opening on Anschutz campus Fall 2019

Compositive Primary opening on our campus Fall 2019! Heather Mock, Head of School, and Marcie Prokupek, Director of Outreach, held an informal Q&A at Milk & Cookies meeting on November 30th. Compositive will open a unique school for ages three to fifth grade on 3.6-acres on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus. This workplace-based school offers year-round and extended … Continue reading Compositive Primary opening on Anschutz campus Fall 2019

Parental Leave Progress at CU

‘Beginning November 1, 2018, the University of Colorado’s policy on paid parental leave will include classified staff. Under the expanded policy, full time classified staff who have been working at CU for at least 12 consecutive months are eligible for 160 hours of paid parental leave. This expansion, however, does not cover postdoctoral employees.’ https://connections.cu.edu/stories/paid-parental-leave-policy-expanded-include-classified-staffContinue reading Parental Leave Progress at CU