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GUEST POST: Transitioning to Stay-At-Home Motherhood

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.  

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Viewpoint: Wider array of parental benefits still leave out too many

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


Nappy shortages, a baby boom in SE London and what your mind chooses to see

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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Does Donald Trump have a plan to close the gender pay gap?

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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

Baby ice-breaker

“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

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Mom juggles pressures of private practice

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



Visual documentation of the brainstorming session

In our brainstorming session, my group members and I started to discuss and develop a problem statement for each issue. 355 more words

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