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[17 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Daily Babble

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Tara is visiting her ailing Aunt for a few days so I find myself this morning having enough  time to blog.  I just posted a comment on Daily Babblle which is talking today about paternity leave.
Here it is:

Most men do not take paternity leave in the US because of two underlying reasons. First the entire society is still built upon an organization of work that is based upon the old manufacturing model. This is finally beginning to transform as knowledge workers become the norm, and …

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[28 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Front Lines of the Homebirth War

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ACOG, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has asked for people to submit their unsuccessful homebirth stories in an effort to collect anonymous anecdotal evidence in their fight against the practice.

The homebirth community immediately responded by logging into the survey and listing positive homebirth stories. All the birth blogs have been soliciting people to log in and ruin the ACOG database.

Immediately, ACOG altered their site, limiting the access to ACOG members.

The events are illuminating.

For one, it …

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[24 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Daddy Shift

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I received a desk copy of Jeremy Adam Smith’s new book, The Daddy Shift.  It is a must read for any father who is interested in taking an active role in his children’s lives.  Particularly if you are the primary care-giver.
The core tenant of the book is that we are at an inflection point where male gender roles are going to radically shift, with dads taking a much more active and nurturing role in the raising of their children.    I think this is quite right and …

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[14 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Choice and Ideology

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Her blog attacks the lack of science behind a lot of the claims about immunizations, autism, homebirth, and other topics. I enjoy reading the site as it provides a very critical view of many of the practices that Tara and I engage in, and thereby provides a stress test for us.
She recently posted in response to Ricky Lake’s advocacy of home birth.
Reading the blog, it makes me think of how much of our …