Friday, January 29, 2010

Fathers in Britain Get Paid Paternity Leave

Looks like it's time to expatriate.

According to a British newspaper, fathers in Great Britain will be entitled to up to six months of paternity leave, three months of which will be paid leave.

The new law is to enable women to go back to work sooner, while the dads stay home with the babies. After three months of paid leave, they can choose to spend another three months at home, unpaid.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A New American Born Every 14 Seconds

Apparently a new American is born every 14 seconds.

And the population of the United States is high right now: 308 million people. Some of the population growth is due to immigration but mostly it's because of all the new babies.

The reporter who wrote about this in Philadelphia's Family Newspaper, The Bulletin, used a photo of Jennifer Margulis and James di Properzio (the co-authors of the Baby Bonding Book For Dads and the co-authors of this blog) to illustrate the story.

Here's the photograph:

The caption underneath it reads:
Jennifer Margulis and husband James di Properzio gaze at their newest daughter, Leone Francesca, at their home in Ashland, Ore. on Nov. 11. An increase in births pushed the U.S. population up about 1 percent this year to a projected 308,400,408 as of Jan. 1, 2010, a jump of 2,606,181, the U.S. Census Bureau said this week. (Jeff Barnard/Associated Press)