Ok, it’s about time I get on this bandwagon. Lots of discussion recently about a recent Washington Post article regarding the amazing childcare provisions and maternity leave policies the French currently offer.  You can’t imagine it if you tried- childcare subsidies, tax deductions, ridiculously cheap childcare options – all to promote mothers to continue working while helping to increase France’s population.
Now, Leslie Morgan Steiner of the Washington Post blogged about it, and suggests lightly that the US start supporting better working moms and dads.
Generally, I agree with this position. But what if it made our health insurance costs go up? or even our taxes? Is it worth it? Is France really the gold standard here?

I’m not sure, but hell, we could all use a few more weeks off with le bebe.