Working moms have it rough. According to a 2015 article in The New York Times, "In most cases … women still do the majority of the child care and housework — particularly managing the mental checklists of children's schedules and needs — even when both parents work full time."
Add to that the fact that the average woman makes only 78 cents for every dollar earned by the average man, and you paint a pretty depressing picture for moms who hold another full-time job. (Yes, being a mother is a full-time job. If you don't believe me, I suspect you've never appreciated a mom in action, let alone been one yourself.)
For these reasons, some states are taking action to address the inequitable struggle working moms face, while other parts of the country seem to be digging in their heels like a stubborn toddler and refusing to move on the issue.