Happy 6th Birthday to New Jersey's Paid Family Leave Program (May 2, 2014)

By Stephan M. Sweeney

My daughter, Lauren, was born with Down syndrome. When she was first born, I could basically hold her in one hand. She spent the first two and a half months of her life in intensive care.

To be there — day in and day out — and to see your child go through that was easily the most difficult experience of my life. All you want to do is pick them up and tell them everything will be OK. All of you parents know that feeling.