Supporting Maternal and Child Health

Angelica ArchuletaBlog

Today we welcome Monica Esparza, the Executive Director at New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force, a Silver level NM Family Friendly Business Award® recipient and valued partner and resource to the business community in our state. We continue the important conversation around Employer Supported Maternal and Child Health! Why it Matters Workplace health and wellness is increasingly generating more interest and support with every passing year. It is not surprising that employers are seeing the value in ensuring that employees stay healthy and productive while also lowering healthcare costs. As more and more women enter the workforce, maternal and infant care … Read More

Awardee Spotlight: downtown desert yoga

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Awardee Spotlight downtown desert yoga Family Friendly New Mexico is featuring award recipients that really stand out from the crowd. On April 2021, we interviewed Colleen Boyd of downtown desert yoga and celebrate their efforts in creating a family friendly workplace! As an employee of Downtown Desert Yoga (DDY), I feel supported and comfortable when needing to make my family a priority. Kasey Pena Why have you decided to have family friendly workplace policies? As a working mother, it is a priority to me because someone was kind enough to do the same. They placed family first! How do family … Read More

Introducing the Family Friendly Business Directory!

Angelica ArchuletaBlog, COVID-19

Our community continues to share with us how important it is to do business with other businesses that implement family friendly workplace policies. And now, more than ever, businesses also need access to networking opportunities and business-to-employee connection. That is why we are thrilled to launch the premium listing for our Business Directory! In this blog post we will give an overview and breakdown of the newest feature on the Family Friendly New Mexico website: The Family Friendly Business Directory premium listing. The Family Friendly Business Directory makes it easier for customers, clients and job seekers to connect to our … Read More

Creative Approaches to Support Lactating Employees

Angelica ArchuletaBlog, COVID-19

August is National Breastfeeding Month

[Guest Post from Monica Esparza, Deputy Director, New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force] August is National Breastfeeding Month—a time when breastfeeding coalitions, Departments of Health, advocates, and communities promote the important role all community members can play in supporting lactating parents. Employers play a critical role in the success of their lactating employees by providing accommodations. Their support of a healthy workforce begins by understanding the many health benefits that human milk and lactation have for both infants and parents. For example, infants who are breastfed/chestfed tend to be healthier, so parents miss work less often and incur less health care … Read More

Virtual Awards Event Highlights

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FFNM Virtual Event

We are so grateful for the overwhelming support we received from all of our Family Friendly NM community! This includes so many of you that we want to dedicate this week’s blog post to extending the celebration of our 5-year anniversary by featuring highlights from our virtual event. Our virtual awards event held on Thursday, June 11th recognized all of our awardees that purchased tickets to this year’s Family Friendly Business Awards Luncheon. We recognized our event sponsors and supporters, 5- and 6-year returning awardees, welcomed special guests and brought the family friendly business community together in a fun and … Read More

Our Commitment to Antiracism

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commitment to antiracism

Family Friendly New Mexico is committed to racial justice. We are committed to listening and learning, doing the hard work, having the hard conversations and providing resources so that our business leaders can do the same in their own organizations. In the last weeks and months the world as a collective has been forced to critically examine many of our external and internal structures and here at Family Friendly New Mexico (FFNM) we are doing the same. Our work provides resources to employers to further their efforts to create a supportive workplace that helps their employees and their families to … Read More