New fathers often have to balance being the primary source of family income with spending time with their new baby and ...

Fathers need to join the conversation on paid parental leave

I recently asked my father if he took time off work after I was born. "Nope", he replied without missing a beat. He went to work the night I was born and taught his corporation  law class at a local university.

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Disagreements over who should take time of work to care for sick children are a cause of conflict for many.

Carer's leave a source of conflict for many couples

I'm very lucky that I work for myself so I'm able to work hours that I dictate and have the flexibility to do the school runs. But whose responsibility is it to stay home to be the carer when both parents work full time out of the home? Does it always fall to one of them, or should it be a case of sharing the sick leave?

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Beth with one of her two children.

The mum who became a plumber

One company refused to give her an apprenticeship because they believed she would be too much of a distraction to the males. 

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