October 2019 / 14 posts found

Chuck: No paternity leave if men don’t live with mothers

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IF Justice Minister Delroy Chuck were to have his way, Jamaican men would only be granted paternity leave if they are married or living with the mother of their children. The issue of paternity leave has triggered wide-scale public debate over the last few months. The justice minister has said it could be successfully implemented in Jamaica if a coherent policy is put in place. “If you want paternity leave, you must be living with the mother for a few months before birth. If it’s your wife, no problem,” Chuck said as he addressed a Ministry of Justice child diversion […]

I quit a lucrative diplomacy career to make women’ maternity clothes

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Maternity Business in Kenya: A diplomatic career would be dream come true for many people. Apart from the extensive traveling privileges, this career offers handsome salaries and allowances. Yet this is the career that Florence Kinya Mungatia quit in 2015 to start a fashion business that makes official and casual maternity wear. Her decision to quit diplomacy for fashion was not so far-fetched. In fact, it was akin to returning to an old love. “I had fallen in love with fashion and designs back in high school. I was clear that once I completed my secondary education, I would pursue […]

I Wish Someone Had Told Me to Shop For Double-Duty Maternity Clothes When I Was Pregnant

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Dressing your pregnant body is a challenge, and no matter what your style, it’s hard to find maternity clothes that feel really you. I struggled with what to wear while pregnant because I didn’t really want to buy maternity clothes, figuring they would only serve a purpose for a few months total – a waste of money on clothes, when I was thinking I’d rather splurge on some clothes after baby to treat myself postpartum. Let me say I was wrong about not buying maternity clothes – as much as you can stretch some non-maternity pieces for a long time, […]

I Tried The Toothpaste Pregnancy Test, & It Worked, Sort Of

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When it comes to taking a pregnancy test, the options can be a little overwhelming. There are so many on the market these days (and some of them can get fairly pricey). When I was trying to get pregnant, I remember standing in the CVS aisle, wondering if I should buy the digital or old-fashioned kind you know, the ones with the two lines. If only there were an easier way, I remember thinking. Like a pregnancy test you could make yourself. Enter: the pregnancy toothpaste test. Yep, this is a thing. According to a YouTube tutorial that’s going viral, […]

Maternity Leave Benefit Is Not A Matter Of Charity, Says Delhi District Judge Hearing Woman’s Plea

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A judge from Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court surprised everyone when he quoted eminent Hollywood personalities like Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep while hearing a case on a woman’s maternity leave.  Judge Mohd Farrukh while hearing the 2009 case, quoted Oprah saying, “The choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is. Grant of maternity leave benefit is not a matter of charity.” He went on to quote other feminist actors while upholding a Rs 2.5 lakh compensation to a woman who was terminated for extending her maternity leave, as reportedby. The […]

Nuuly Lets You Rent Maternity Clothes From Anthropologie & URBN Brands

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When youre pregnant, there are certain occasions (oh you know, like work) where leggings and an oversized tee just arent going to cut it. It can be tough to find cool, comfy maternity clothes that dont break the bank, but that doesn’t have to be the case anymore: With clothing rental company, Nuuly, you can rent maternity pieces each month. It’s genius, really. Nuuly, which launched earlier this year, is the clothing subscription service from URBN, the parent company of Anthropologie, Free People, and Urban Outfitters. The service offers clothing from the three namesake labels, but also from brands that […]

Pregnancy Test Cake Topper – Used Pregnancy Test Cake

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A pregnancy-announcement cake is making the rounds on the internet this weekend after being posted by an American woman in an Australian cake-shaming Facebook group. (Yes, cake-shaming groups are real, and their presence is strong.) According to ’s site, the cake features a (presumably used) positive pregnancy test placed artfully on the top-right corner of a cake along with the message “We’re pregnant” written in icing. Well That’s Certainly a Cake Wreck Tons of commenters piped up to say how gross it is for someone to put a used pregnancy test on food that’s meant to be served to others…which, […]

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Wednesday, October 16 Recap – Lola Pregnancy Test Results Revealed – Billy’s Fate Decided | Celeb Dirty Laundry

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The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers recap for Wednesday, October 16, teases that Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) will head to Newman Enterprises. She’ll approach Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) in the CEO office, where Victor Newman’s (Eric Braeden) portrait has been fixed. Victoria will talk about feeling respected now and accept a handbag from Nikki, who’ll be grateful Victor retired. The conversation will shift to Adam Newman (Mark Grossman), so Victoria will admit some lingering concerns. Nikki, on the other hand, won’t be worried. She’ll downplay the threat and refuse to let the Newmans live in fear. At the […]

Governor vetoes bill to give California teachers paid maternity leave | EdSource

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Gov. Gavin Newsom at his state budget presentation in January. Credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Gov. Gavin Newsom at his state budget presentation in January. Gov. Gavin Newsom at his state budget presentation in January. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday vetoed a bill that would have given California K-12 and community college teachers and other school employees at least six weeks of fully paid maternity leave, saying it would be too costly for school districts and community colleges. “Providing every California worker with paid family leave is a noble goal and a priority for my administration,” Newsom said in his veto […]

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Lola Takes A Pregnancy Test

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The Young and the Restless spoilers for Wednesday, October 16, 2019, reveal a day of anxious anticipation for Kyle and Lola when they both get quite a scare over at Society. The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Maybe Baby? Lola (Sasha Calle) is at work and doing all the things the prep and line cooks should be doing when she suddenly starts feeling horrible. Abby (Melissa Ordway) puts it in her head that she could be pregnant, but Lola brushes it off. Then, Theo (Tyler Johnson) shows up to visit his new friend and Lola starts to feel even worse. […]