President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation today that would improve on America’s sparse and globally uncompetitive sick pay laws. It would require six weeks of sick pay for new parents for federal employees and an additional six weeks of parental leave, as well as obligating employers with more than 15 employees to provide seven sick days a year.
The latter is an expansion on the Family and Medical Leave Act, which requires employers to let eligible employees take up to 12 unpaid weeks off of work. But they’re unpaid, so low-income Americans can’t practically take advantage of that benefit. Keep reading »
I have an ongoing obsession with Kourtney’s pregnancy style. Maybe it’s because I’m petite/curvy like her and like her fashion ideas for my body type, or maybe it’s just because she has super duper expensive clothes and thus looks way more chic than your average reality TV star. All I can say is that she looks adorable in her latest venture out shopping for baby clothes with her sister Khloe. Where do I get myself one of those half cardigan/half semi-jacket hybrid things she is wearing? How does she make a baby bump look so cute? How does she compel me to use the twee phrase “baby bump” without rolling my eyes? I must say, I also adore the way she and Khloe hold hands when the paparazzi hounds them. The sisters look much cuter walking side by side than Kourt and Lord Disick even on their best day. [Image via Fame/Flynet]
As much as I detest the narcissistic mega-empire that the Kardashian sisters stand for, I can’t help but admire their style. While Kim’s high fashion look is objectively the most chic, I love Kourtney’s feminine and bubbly sartorial tastes — especially her maternity style. I’ve never been pregnant, but for the most part, it looks pretty uncomfortable, so I’m always impressed when ladies like Kourtney manage to dress so damn cute while battling swollen ankles and morning sickness. Kourtney has about a million assistants and as much maternity leave as she can dream of, so it’s not that tough for her, but all you real-life women out there who do the same deserve major cred. Click through for some of Kourtney’s most beaming, cheerful looks from all three of her pregnancies.
It seems like every other woman in Hollywood is pregnant right now, doesn’t it? From Kim Kardashian to Kristen Bell, a ton of celeb ladies have made the transition into maternity wear. How does their pregnancy style stack up? Click on the gallery to check out 6 pregnant celebs’ trademark maternity looks, and how to steal their style for yourself (if you’re so inclined)…
Expecting mothers everywhere can rejoice in the fact that instead of purchasing a brand-new wardrobe to accommodate that growing belly, it’s now possible to simply rent maternity wear! No one really wants to spend money on clothes that they’ll quite possibly only wear a few times before they’ve outgrown them — especially clothes that are slightly dowdy and oversized. That’s where Rent Maternity Wear comes in. It’s fashioned after sites like Rent the Runway, which lets women borrow high-end designer clothes. Casual wear is priced at $35 for the week, while more formal wear will cost around $70, but the dry cleaning bill and shipping fees are included! The wares available at Rent Maternity Wear include designer pieces from Fierce Mamas by Christian Siriano, Olian Maternity and Maternal America, ensuring that stylish ladies with a bun in the oven will still have money in their pockets after giving birth. [LA Times] Keep reading »