Tweets of the Day: Emotion, Homelessness, Codependence

tweets 11-18

See what our readers are saying about us on Twitter!

The United States of America: Behind on Paid Parental Leave

The United States of America: Behind on Paid Parental Leave

Brandon Billinger makes the case that the United States is well behind the global curve when it comes to paid parental leave and suggests ways that men and women can help change that trend.

Single Moms and Single Dads Aren’t All That Different

405

Single mothers out in the world doing it every single day: I stand in solidarity with you. We’re not all that different. I’m a nurturer, just like you.

The Real Paternity Leave Outrage

Proud Papa/Uncle

Men are speaking up about paternity leave, but for all the protections provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act, it only provides for unpaid leave, which is simply not enough for most families.

Comment of the Day: “23 years ago, the Man-Box won.”

The Man Box Won photo by v1ctor

This comment was by bobbt on the post Stop Trying to Control Men! (Like the Met’s Daniel Murphy)

How Major League Baseball Is Helping Prove That Paternity Leave Makes Sense

How Major League Baseball Is Helping to Prove That Paternity Leave Makes Sense

Tom Burns thinks that Major League Baseball’s decision to support New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s right to paternity leave speaks volumes and deserves more attention than it’s getting

Why Baseball’s Daniel Murphy Is an Ordinary Dad and Why That’s Extraordinary

Why Baseball’s Daniel Murphy Is an Ordinary Dad and Why That’s Extraordinary

Doyin Richards dismisses the media uproar over New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s recent paternity leave, arguing that Murphy’s actions reflect the behavior of any sane, responsible parent

Josh Levs’ Open letter to Boomer & Carton and Mike Francesa for Slamming Paternity Leave

Fotolia_48858622_Subscription_Monthly_XL

MLB player Daniel Murphy took one of his three days of paternity leave, and the sexists came out swinging.

Why Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, and Craig Carton Are So Very Very Wrong About MLB Paternity Leave

Scott Behson writes about Mets Daniel Murphy paternity leave

A trio of sports radio pundits made awful comments in reaction to New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s recent paternity leave. Their ugly, ignorant remarks are a disgrace and need to be repudiated in the strongest possible terms

Get Back to Work: The Paternity Leave Dilemma

Get Back to Work: The Paternity Leave Dilemma

Sean Singleton argues that the pressure to return to work can cause many men to miss out on the most precious weeks of their child’s life

Carl Crawford Leads Off

crawford0301

The Los Angeles Dodger began the 2014 season on paternity leave, making use of MLB’s forward-thinking policy. Scott Behson sees this as yet another reason to celebrate the beginning of a new baseball season.

3 Hurdles to Fatherhood

hurdles

Kyle Wiley believes there are three major obstacles on the path to modern fatherhood and he presents them here, complete with some practical advice to help dads face them.

Workers in a Third State Can Now Take Paid Family Leave

jeremy and emma-y BIGDOG3c (J. Todd Poling)-flickr

Rhode Island’s new paid family leave law went into effect as the new year arrived.

How the New Paid Family Leave Bill Will Benefit Everyone

daddy and baby- jessicafm-flickr

The vast majority of men want to spend more time with their children and split parenting equally with their partners, and paid leave could be the key to helping them achieve those goals.

A Dad’s Reflection on Parental Leave

father, adult, baby, hand, fingers

Not every father has the opportunity to take paternity leave, but Michael Cusden did. Here is his take on the experience …

Everything Since: Five Weeks at Home With a Baby, Five Months as a Father

joe

Joe Stracci spent 5 weeks at home with his daughter, just long enough to learn everything and nothing.