Parent Profile - Jessica Jackley

Parent Profile - Jessica Jackley

by Twigtale

In June, we marveled at the way Jessica Jackley turned her story around. After being asked to leave the TEDWomen conference because her nursing infant was with her, she chose to shine a light on TED's immediate effort to make the situation right and made an impassioned call to action, asking us all to think about how we can make work/life balance a reality.

Today, Jessica shares more about herself in this inspiring (and funny!) parent profile. 

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We See You, Parents!

We See You, Parents!

by Twigtale 

 

Hello parents! How are you today? We think you’re doing a great job. We really do! But we understand that there are days when you feel like the job you are doing is anything but great. Dr. Harvey Karp, our Editor-in-Chief, also understands. In his DVD and book “The Happiest Toddler on the Block,” he starts off by stating, “No one was meant to parent a toddler…without a lot of help.”

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Journeys

Journeys

by Hanna Benfield

I can still remember day-dreaming as a young girl about who I would marry.  What this man would look like (Alex P Keaton, of course), where he would be from (Southern California, obviously), how we would meet (the beach, not surprisingly), and the family we would have (two sets of twins, yikes!).  As I matured, this list began to include the more important elements of emotional support and fulfillment, intellectual challenge, and most importantly the ability to be the best father to our family. 

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Part One - The Story Changes. Love Remains the Same.

Part One - The Story Changes. Love Remains the Same.

by Lara Hoffman

I had a hunch that my husband Nishad would be a fantastic dad when I married him.  He had always been more kid-focused than I was.  Way back when we were young college students on our third date, he made me promise to name our son “Remi.”  “Sure!” I responded, not really concerned about making a promise that I didn’t expect to keep. 

 

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Work/Life Balance - You Say You Want a Revolution?

Work/Life Balance - You Say You Want a Revolution?

by Jessica Jackley

A few days ago, I was asked to leave the TEDWomen conference in Monterey, CA because I had brought my nursing infant with me. The staff politely explained that it has long been a rule at TED that children are not permitted at the conferences. I had been looking forward to the gathering for months, and felt embarrassed and disappointed. I had little choice but to pack up my things, change my plane ticket, and get ready to leave. Sitting in my hotel room, feeling dejected and waiting for our taxi to the airport, I tweeted about what had happened.

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