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Women—even CEOs—still can't win when it comes to maternity leave

I’ve always been a sucker for articles and talk show segments that offer a glimpse at the personal lives of women leaders. I’m fascinated when women CEOs and politicians share interview tidbits about how they manage their marriages, raise their children, and deal with the challenges of work-life balance. 1,182 more words

It's not all equally bad news

It’s been too easy recently to assume that we are all going to hell in a hand-basket. Austerity and its impact on the poorest members of our society; Brexit and the feral, anti-immigrant sentiment that it stirred up; abuses of position and sexual harassment in the corridors of political power – all suggest that we are becoming less tolerant, less social, less equal as a society. 504 more words

Life & Philosophy

Hey, Here’s a Question: How Does Anyone Afford a Kid in This Country?

Did you know that about a quarter of American women return to work within two weeks of giving birth? It’s true. Twelve percent take a week or less. 822 more words


Itinerary for our long stay in the sun

Already when expecting our second daughter Freya we decided that part of our parental leave was to be spent in South East Asia. We did a similar thing three years ago when Isabelle was a baby and we have nothing but positive memories from our long stay in the sun. 1,137 more words


Dad Parental Leave Should Be Valued & Separate — Family First NZ

Media Release 15 November 2017 Family First NZ says that National and NZ First have the numbers for parental leave to be allowed to fathers at the same time as mothers, and to give dads a separate entitlement.

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CCAAC Responds to new EI Maternity and Parental Benefits

New EI parental benefits reinforce existing inequities and won’t make up for the lack of affordable infant child care

On November 9, 2017, federal Minister for Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos announced that the changes to maternity and parental Employment Insurance benefits will take effect December 3, 2017. 494 more words