I don't think moms/parents in general should get special consideration in the workplace!! *ETA*
If they are consistently late I write them up. If they call out and don't give proper notice I write them up. Just like I would any other employee. When promotions come up I look at the employees attendance, punctuality, and job performance not whether or not they have kids. Same thing when a coveted day shift opens up. I've had people say they deserve them more so they can be home with their families. Sorry you don't earn it you get passed over.
I just had a lady that I terminated because she called in at least once every pay period because she didn't have a sitter or her kids were sick. She said I discriminated against her because she has kids and tried to get unemployment. I provided unemployment with copies of her write ups (she would call in after her shift started) and she was declined. I have kids too and in five years I've never missed a day and can count on one hand the amount of times I was late.
Do you think employers should give special treatment to people with kids?
Basically I feel people should earn better shifts, promotions, and raised based on job performance (attendance and punctuality are a part of that) just as I would never discriminate against someone who has kids I won't discriminate against those that don't. Everyone is treated equal with equal expectations. Just because someone has kids does not make them more entitled.