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‘Exhausted’ Stacey Solomon admits maternity leave isn’t going to plan – Mirror Online

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Stacey Solomon has admitted her maternity leave isn’t going to plan as she is so “exhausted”. The 32-year-old gave birth to daughter Rose in recent weeks and has been spending a lot of time in a newborn bubble at home with her family. She has been updating her Instagram followers on her time off work and what she’s been getting up to – which doesn’t seem to be much. Taking to her Story, Stacey shared a sweet black-and-white video with her adorable daughter, explaining: “Bad in bed – shocker. I am as exhausted as I look. I look like my […]

China extends maternity leave to boost birth rate

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BEIJING: Several regions in China have extended maternity leave by at least 30 days, in the latest attempt to encourage child-rearing as the country faces a demographic crisis fuelled by a record-low birth rate. The changes follow the relaxation of strict family planning rules this year to allow famil This content was originally published here.

Male world leaders should take paternity leave, Ed Miliband tells Julia Gillard

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The advice is timely for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is expecting his seventh child in coming weeks and has attracted questions about his wellbeing after he gave a rambling speech to business leaders.   This content was originally published here.

RTE’s Sinead Kennedy confirms Today show return date after maternity leave – RSVP Live

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Sinead Kennedy left the Today show in March to give birth to her first child, and despite intentions of returning to RTE in September, the presenter has taken extended leave to spend precious time with her daughter. However today (Wednesday) Sinead revealed that she will be back with her co-host Daithi O’Se two days a week in the new year. Maura Derrane will continue to host the show from Wednesday to Friday. Taking to Instagram to answer burning questions from followers, Sinead said she is doing “really great” and gave an update as to when she’ll be back on our […]

If you were on maternity leave during lockdown, you deserve a god damn medal

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There are plenty of lofty expectations hoisted upon mums-to-be about maternity leave. Friends and colleagues excitedly ask if you have any ‘passion projects’ on the cards, or family holidays booked, or they might just marvel that you’ll be not working* for months on end with nothing to do but play with your adorable, gurgling offspring whilst sitting on a picnic rug and eating home-made baked goods. HA. If you’ve ever had a baby, you’ll know that the reality of maternity leave is something else altogether. And if you haven’t? Let me tell you that the idea of launching a side […]

Adulting 101: What I have learnt returning to work from maternity leave

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SINGAPORE — The weekend before I returned to work from maternity leave, I decided that if I was going to juggle motherhood and my career, I was going to do it like a boss. This content was originally published here.

Are ten days of paternity leave too much or not enough? – SWI swissinfo.ch

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Following 20 years of unsuccessful attempts parliament agreed a ten-day paternity leave but a committee has challenged the decision to a nationwide vote. © Keystone/Gaetan Bally The planned introduction of a statutory paternity leave has been challenged to a nationwide vote. It comes 15 years after working women won the right to claim paid maternity leave. swissinfo.ch/urs International comparisons show that Switzerland lags behind European countries where paternity leave and/or parental leave have become standard practice. The amendment to the Swiss social security scheme is part of a package of nationwide votes on September 27. What’s at stake? The legal […]

Buttigieg aims to use Tucker Carlson flap to spotlight paternity leave

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Transportation Secretary Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden’s Big Labor policies will create next round of inflation Airlines should give flight attendants 10 hours of rest between flights: FAA GOP memo urges lawmakers to blame White House ‘grinches’ for Christmas delays is aiming to use the fierce criticism he faced from conservatives over taking paternity leave as a way to have a conversation about the issue, amid efforts from the White House to get paid family leave into a social spending bill pending in Congress. “The negativity was unfortunate but, in a way, maybe some good comes out of it too because it’s helped […]

‘It’s Important Work’: Buttigieg Swats Down Tucker Carlson’s Mockery Of His Paternity Leave | Talking Points Memo

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday made clear that he is not amused by Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s dig at him for going on paternity leave after the birth of his adopted twins. Last week, Carlson mocked Buttigieg, the first openly gay Cabinet member, by saying: “Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed.” After recently welcoming twins into his family with his husband Chasten, Buttigieg has been on a six-week paternity leave. Asked to respond to Carlson’s mockery during an interview on CNN, Buttigieg refused to apologize to the Fox News host for taking […]

Pete Buttigieg should go back on maternity leave – Washington Times

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OPINION: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came out of two months of hiding on maternity leave — if that’s the correct term for two dads taking time off to raise adopted children — to defend his inept and dismissive dealings with the supply chain problem and to help prod along President Biden’s boondoggle of an infrastructure plan called “Build Back Better.” After just a few days it’s become glaringly apparent: America had it better when he wasn’t out and about — speaking. For the good of the country, maybe it’d just be better if he made like Vice President Kamala Harris […]