Amy Dunkin

Do you notice how so much of the world still operates on a time schedule that's out of sync with a working parent's day? The PTA committee you'd like to join meets in the morning after school starts, the deliveryman gives you a window between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., even the pediatrican takes her last appointment at 4:30. To be around for any of these activities, you either have to take off time from work or when possible, fit them in on a Saturday when you have a million other things to do.

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