Category Archives: Paternity leave

Taking Leave: 2015 in review


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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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Family Day? Not in Japan


One of the problems with maintaining a blog about child raising is that the child-raising itself takes so much time that thee is little time to blog about it. If I thought I had little to,e last year while on … 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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Don’t panic: Japan is not sinking


My last post, about something now that seems totally innocuous, was on Friday, March 11th, at 10 or 11 in the morning. Japan time. We all know what happened just a few hours later.

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