Did you know that there’s actually a way to measure how a state truly takes care of moms? Yes, it’s true. You better believe it.
As a matter of fact, there is actually an interesting service that shares just how mom friendly each state in the US really is. You can use this particular service to see how your state ranks on several issues important to the health and well-being of moms and children.
Now it gets really interesting because it judges each state using parameters relevant to every mother’s needs. Take a look at this.
Each state is judged on several criteria to determine their overall score. Access to prenatal care, maternal mortality, risk of pregnancy complications, childcare availability, infant mortality, air quality, violent crime rate, access to health insurance, affordable children’s health insurance, and the state’s mandatory paid leave policies are all picked over and compared to give a breakdown of how the individual states add up.
Did you actually think something like this existed? I personally had no idea something like this existed.
It sounds like an ideal world, almost too perfect to be true. However, if you think about it, it should really be the case. Easy accessibility to prenatal care and other health and medical issues should always be made available. There’s no question about that.
In my personal opinion, there is accessibility to prenatal care and other health and medical issues. As long as there are hospitals around, there is always accessibility to prenatal care and other health and medical issues. Now does that make a state more mom friendly? Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t.
It’s ironic that my own state came in near the bottom of the heap. Access to prenatal care and health care coverage are ranked as our worst issues. I do wonder exactly who they are including in their results of access to prenatal care.
Did they count midwives in their numbers? Not that it would add much but it does matter specially if some moms have to drive over an hour in labor to get to the nearest midwife. Would that, in any way, affect the scores of just how mom friendly a state is?
It’s almost the same thing if the topic is childcare. When it comes to childcare, I think it’s pretty hard to measure just how a state is making it more accessible to moms.
Come to think about it, how can a state actually ensure that there is easy childcare accessibility? In my opinion, that’s pretty hard to gauge.
First and foremost, the kind of childcare has to be identified. If easy accessibility to childcare were measured only in terms of the number of daycare centers around, then that wouldn’t make too much sense to me.
I am one of those moms who just don’t believe in daycare centers. I just don’t feel safe leaving my kids in daycare centers. The fact that there are a lot of them around; can cause us to raise a lot of serious questions.
Are these daycare centers safe? When it comes to childcare, accessibility should be equated with safety. Yes, but that’s not all.
Unfortunately, the growing numbers of daycare centers might just make me wonder about the legalities of such establishments. How does the state regulate the proliferation of daycare centers? Are these daycare centers licensed at all?
As a mom who is constantly worrying about the safety of her kids, I would never choose daycare as a form of childcare. I am much better off with a babysitter and as long as I can access Sittercity online, then I am good to go.
As a childcare provider that’s easily accessed online, I don’t have a hard time finding babysitters. I can just sign into my account on Sittercity and look for a babysitter when the need arises. For me, that’s very convenient.
So if all moms from each state rely on Sittercity, it’s safe to say that they have easy accessibility to childcare. That, of course, would make every state mom friendly. By the way, if you are looking into using this babysitting service, you can get some serious discount on Sittercity on some great parenting sites.
The service that identifies just how mom friendly a state is, is not just interesting but intriguing as well. It just makes me wonder how the other states are doing.
In my case, I’m not really bothered that the state I live in is at the bottom of the list. After all, I am signed up with Sittercity.
Nonetheless, it would still be nice to know how each state is measured. From there, we will have a good idea as what the qualifications are for a mom-friendly state. That would really be nice to know.
In addition to that, it would be great to hear from other moms their thoughts about this particular service. Are there any qualifications that should be added?
No matter what is said about the service, one thing is clear. There is always a collective effort to make things a lot easier for moms. If all these states could make it easier, then moms, like us, wouldn’t be so stressed.
Moms deserve an easier life. If there’s a way to make it easier for them, why not show it to them? After all, they deserve every kind of help they can get. I don’t think anyone would disagree to that.
So it really wouldn’t be so out of this world to say that moms need recognition each and every single day they are alive. With all the hard work they put into each and every single day, they need more than enough thank yous.
Moms are just amazing human beings. They’re so amazing that a day doesn’t pass without any of the kids crying out for mom. Mom is the word. So if there’s one day that should really be celebrated, it’s Mother’s Day.
To all you fabulous moms, here’s a trivia for you. Did you know that The Mother’s Day Proclamation was issued in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe? She is one of the three founders of modern Mother’s Day. She’s definitely one mom we should all thank.
There will always be efforts to make moms happy. Well, we deserve it.