Tag: parental leave

Over In A Flash: A Parental Leave Recap

// Fabian is a new father living in Norway who shared his experiences during his 6-month parental leave. // I’m now at the end of six months of parental leave – of which I shared two with my wife and was the primary caregiver for the remaining four months – and it’s time for a quick recap. I’ll elaborate…

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The Power of Parental Leave

Why your “dad-baby bond” is good for the world. Today is International Women’s Day 2019. This year’s theme is #balanceforbetter, and people around the world are sharing stories about how to make a difference in the fight for gender balance and gender equality. At Take The Time, we believe that men have an important role to play and can…

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The Morning Routine: Go-Time

// Andrew is a father of two living in the Netherlands who is sharing his experiences during his three-month parental leave. // The key to getting both girls ready to leave the house in the morning is keeping enough momentum for the older not to lose focus and the younger not to feel neglected.

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The Morning Routine: Breakfast

// Andrew is a father of two living in the Netherlands who is sharing his experiences during his three-month parental leave. // The Dutch adage of ‘rust, reinheid en regelmaat’ (rest, cleanliness and regularity) neatly sums up my country’s conventional wisdom on childrearing. Although the maxim seems somewhat rigid, I do find a set rhythm with recognizable little rituals…

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Parental Leave: Plans vs. Reality

Andrew is a new father living in the United States who is sharing his experiences during his 3-month parental leave. I’m a first-time Canadian dad living in the United States. My wife and I recently moved from sunny California to snowy Massachusetts in pursuit of a life closer to family, and with a more affordable cost of living.

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