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More Dads Taking Parental Leave is Good for Families: It ain't about workplace equity

by John Hoffman

Canada is finally going with Daddy Days. Well, not by that name. But the February 27 federal budget included the cumbersomely-named Employment Insurance Parental Sharing Benefit (EIPSB), a new 5-weeks of parental leave for “the other parent.” That’s the one who doesn’t take the main chunk of parental leave after a birth or adoption. 698 more words

Father Involvement

Part II

Drowning, Dying, Hopelessness; blackened pit of night

      Living with the Specter; in a world devoid of light

The torture and the torment; wrapped around the soul… 78 more words


Dads and Chronic Disease: one father's story

by John Hoffman

*all names changed at family’s request.

Trevor* vividly recalls one of the first signs that the stomach pains he’d been experiencing were more serious than he first thought. 750 more words

Father Involvement

Terrible or Terrific… It’s All Perspective

Once my son turned two many people commented on the “terrible two” age. They shared how their child was when they were two. Many stories of the many things like coloring walls and tantrums in the mall. 429 more words

Early Childhood

What Does This Season Mean for Your Family?

Every family has their own idea of what traditions the holiday season should hold. After having children, my wife and I have discussed traditions and the societal influence of the holiday season. 451 more words


Nature: The Original Classroom

Nature has a wonderful basic quality that has so many opportunities for learning. I believe that many of the things that we learn can be explored in nature. 460 more words

Early Childhood

Anticipation... #ThrowbackThursday

Reposting this in honour of the little bundle who I was waiting for three years ago!
Happy 3rd Birthday to my gorgeous nephew!

… or in other words, waiting…

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