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By Jane Doe

Our children may be returning back to school, but we're not going back to normal. This year in Illinois, families and educators are teaming up to collect our #RightToCare. We demand early childhood care families can afford, access and trust and fair pay to educators that dedicate their lives to our children. Our children may be returning back to school, but we're not going back to normal. This year in Illinois, families and educators are teaming up to collect our #RightToCare. We demand early childhood care families can afford, access and trust and fair pay to educators that dedicate their lives to our children. Our children may be returning back to school, but we're not going back to normal. This year in Illinois, families and educators are teaming up to collect our #RightToCare. We demand early childhood care families can afford, access and trust and fair pay to educators that dedicate their lives to our children. Our children may be returning back to school, but we're not going back to normal. This year in Illinois, families and educators are teaming up to collect our #RightToCare. We demand early childhood care families can afford, access and trust and fair pay.

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Postpartum Depression and Childcare Costs

By Kyrie Kenny-Sumrak

I always wanted to be the fun mom. Instead I felt wrecked by postpartum depression, unsupported in my time of crisis, and stressed about the cost of childcare even though I worked full time. I always knew I wanted to be a mom, I worked with kids pretty much my entire life. I thought I knew what it was like. I was ready for the crafts, the books, and the adventures! What I wasn't prepared for was the total lack of support for working mothers. I loved my career as a children's librarian, but I felt that I had to cut my hours so that my children could have the care they needed. And even then, it was still difficult to afford the pre-k experiences we wanted and our children deserve. It was luck, not choice, that my daughter was able to get into a great program. Being a part time librarian is incredible, but I will always wonder what I could have been if childcare had been more accessible.

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