This is really interesting, I'd never heard of Eastman before.

I'm a couple years past my divorce, and watching friends go through it as well - it really drives home how little childcare and the people (cough mothers cough) who do it are actually valued. A couple years off has financial consequences for the rest of your life, and the dad is not going to make up the difference if you split up.

The stimulus package isn't much but it's a step in the right direction. I do worry that once there's money attached to being the primary caregiver, indifferent parents (cough fathers cough) will have even more incentive to fight for custody. I don't see how to avoid that.