I love this show- and the national conversations it starts.
I’m also in awe of the host – Anna Maria Tremonti - and so having the chance to speak with her about the incredible impact that mandatory paternity leave would have was both nerve wracking and quite cool.
R & 2 of the boys…
This post was first published in The Huffington Post on June 17th 2016.
Father’s Day is the perfect time to say this: I regret the name of my last book, The MomShift: Women Share Their Stories of Career Success After Kids, because for the past year or so every time I say the title I feel like I am unintentionally further sidelining dads from the conversation and issue of work, parenting and care.
And that’s the exact opposite of what’s needed.
While Canadian dads are more involved with family life than ever before, currently, only one in 10 eligible Canadian fathers claims parental-leave benefits (a number that has held constant since the mid-2000s).
“Reva Seth, author of The Mom Shift, agreed that battling the stereotype of the uncommitted mother remains a top priority in helping to pave the way for women to return. “Since I published The Mom Shift, the reality is that in the boardrooms and hallways of Canada’s organizations and companies, the progress on women being able to enter the work force easily after an extended break really hasn’t changed much at all,” Ms. Seth acknowledged.
However, she remains optimistic that change will happen once men, specifically senior-level baby boomers, continue to seek better work-life balance. “Ironically, these guys are most likely to be the change agents that will benefit returning working moms,” she said.”
This piece by Leah Eichler was published in The Globe & Mail on June 3, 2016.
Art with & by Boy 1.
“We track our fitness goals, nutritional intake and spending but few of us track our parenting activities in quite the same way.” Here’s why we should.
This article was first published in Fast Company on March 9, 2016.
Boy 1 seems like 9 going on 19. Shriek!
“Adolescence is the optimal time to be deliberately, positively and proactively shaping norms on gender and care.”
This piece first appeared in The Huffington Post on March 8, 2016.
B1 & B2 dressed B3 as a “hipster”. Tweens loom.
I loved working on this article. Interviewing Anne-Marie Slaughter was such a pleasure, having Kiristin Stewart contribute an additional bonus and it gave the chance to explore a topic that I’ve been thinking and talking about a great deal over the past few months as I see the needs of my own three boys rapidly shifting.
This article first appeared in Fast Company on Tuesday January 19, 2016.