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We’re happy to welcome Laura Marquis as a writer to the village! In her own words, Laura wants “to add to this space because I have found motherhood to often be a lonely role, where I have felt scrutinized and misunderstood while trying to find my identity as a mom.
Tags » Parental Leave
It’s good news that Canada’s parental leave policies are finally becoming more family-friendly. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of a flexible parental leave of up to 18 months (including 15 weeks of maternity leave) is all about offering parents more choice regarding care for their infants. 591 more words
The other day, I was hunting down nappies in the Greenwich area. The spread of local supermarket retailers all had fulsome stock but, with one notable (and, for me, problematic) exception: not a single nappy in my daughter’s size. 620 more words
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For too long American women have been stuck earning eighty cents for every dollar a man earns. While the gap has narrowed since the 1960s as more women got college degrees and high-paying jobs, little progress has been made lately. 710 more words
“I had a random conversation with a stranger today.” This is often the opening line to a tale of misfortune. An unsolicited, uncomfortable encounter with some odd-ball who spotted you from afar and wasn’t socially conditioned enough to resist speaking to you. 758 more words
Saskatoon rheumatologist Jodie Reis didn’t waste any time going back to work after giving birth to her son in July.
Instead of taking the year-long maternity leave available in many workplaces, she was gone just eight weeks — and when she returned she brought little Wyatt with her. 741 more words