• 6 Things I Learned On My Maternity Leave

    4 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    I recently had another baby, and I'm about to go back work. Here are a few things that I learned while on my maternity leave :
    1. It's not fair.
    The very fact that MAternity leave is guaranteed and PAternity leave is mostly a pipe dream shows the unbalanced approach we Americans, and most of the world, have to parenting. After a major abdominal surgery, most men would be laid up - waited on for six weeks with Netflix and healthy meals and physical therapy appointments. They certainly would not be tasked with the care of a newborn, who would rip at their nipples until they bled, and refuse...
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