Summer-time (or any time off from school) can turn into lazy-time if we aren’t careful (by “we”… I mean the parents). It can be easy for us, as parents, to just let our kids lounge around and hop online or turn on the TV when they are bored, but my husband and I really try to keep a limit on those things. That is where our home rules come into play.
The United States is drastically far behind other developed nations with regards to maternity leave. Our working mothers need this, and our nation needs it in order to properly compete and develop further.