Category Archives: society

Dad’s on Duty: Extended Paternity Leave for UK fathers now in effect

So it’s now official – UK additional paternity leave (APL) is now in force and will allow employees to take up to 26 weeks’ leave to care for a new baby, on top of the previous two weeks of ordinary … Continue reading

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When Pound Affects Preference: The Rise of One-Child Households in the UK

At what point would finances dampen your desire to have a second child? According to the Office for National Statistics, over 25% of British children are only-children and this figure has been steadily increasing over the last several decades. The … Continue reading

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Blissful Innocence

We live in a crazy world. I look at LLC in her vibrant innocence and I want to protect that forever. I know I can’t – that learning is part of living – and that she’s got some way to … Continue reading

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Mama, MD & everything in between

Mothers of today are often harsh critics – of ourselves. Whether we work full-time or stay at home full-time or commit to any of the spectrum of career/ at home options in between, our choices are too often accompanied by … Continue reading

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Hot off the Press

One’s hot, one’s warm and one’s more tepid, but all are pregnancy/mommy stories in the media that caught my eye. First, today’s report about introducing carbon monoxide tests on all pregnant women. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence … Continue reading

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