Into the Weekend

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From Melissa

When I was getting ready to return to work after the birth of our daughter, Mr. D used a combination of Paid Time Off and Paid Family Leave bond with her. He said it was both the most rewarding and the most challenging few weeks of his life. Thank goodness his employers and coworkers were understanding and supportive about his decision to spend that one-on-one time at home. But, as this article shows, many working parents are still unhappy about balancing their office and home lives. As more and more dads opt to take advantage of FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) or stay at home, hopefully there can be more honest dialogue and transparency in the workplace about working parents’ needs.

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Into the Weekend

Inspired from Carissa

From Carissa

I have a ton of old magazines that I have still to bring to the recycling bin. Some of them I had to quickly toss into the pile because if I thought about it too much I would just stash it back underneath my bed (I have a hard time letting go of the ones with beautiful photos and interesting articles). When I came across Rachel’s article in The Chic Site on having the kids make their own vision board, I thought this would be a great idea for the magazines to serve one more purpose. I like how she says this was a fun way for her to talk to her boys about setting goals and making plans.

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