Category Archives: gender roles

Working Cover


Quick update on the book: In the end, I’ve decided to go the indie route to self-publication. An update to the update! (2/16) It looks like I won’t be self-publishing this one after all. A small press that normally published ESL/EFL … Continue reading

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Taking Leave: The Book


When men don’t help raise their own children, when men insist that women raise children and stay at home for life, society as a whole suffers. Continue reading

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Sleep, perchance to…


One of the biggest differences since we moved into a house is the sleeping arrangements. When our oldest daughter was a baby, we were living in an apartment with a traditional Japanese straw mat (tatami) room and no bed. So … Continue reading

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Paternity leave: It’s a whole new ballgame


Paternity leave just got a big mention in US media this past week, thanks to baseball. New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy took three days leave for the birth of his son in Florida. Radio talk show personality Mike … Continue reading

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Paternity Leave: A few thoughts after the fact


I haven’t written on this blog in two years for a very good reason: I didn’t take a child care leave for my second child. From April 2010 to March 2011 I took a one year of child care leave … Continue reading

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Year 2: Colleague Reactions


Just over 5 months ago, my year-long child care leave ended and I went back to work. Since then, I haven’t posted on this blog for a very good reason: I was insanely busy. Of course, not too busy to … Continue reading

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Endings and beginnings


I go back to work tomorrow on April 1st. My year-long paternity leave is over. No April Fools.

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