As a single mother, I feel paid family and medical leave would be very valuable to me and my family. If either of my children were to get sick it would be a great benefit to be able to have paid time available to take care of them. Having paid family and medical leave as a cushion to provide job security, and paid leave outside of having to use sick time and vacation time would give more flexibility in the event that a sick child would need care.
I would not have to worry about the length of time that I would need to care for my children. It would give me the ability to focus on my child and not the threat of a lost job. Family medical leave insurance is a commonsense policy that all families would benefit from.