Dads in the Delivery Room? 1947? not quite.

I was in a doctor’s office waiting room recently and was drawn to the cover of a Reader’s Digest magazine, referring to the “eh to zed” of Canadian humour.  Reading through the samples of jokes and comedy quips, I eventually stumbled on this one for “W”.  This seems to reflect the place dad usually found himself … More Dads in the Delivery Room? 1947? not quite.

Dads and Moms Needed: research on the impact of PPD on families

ARE YOU PREGNANT OR JUST HAD A BABY LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AGO? The Unviersity of Toronto has an exciting study for you to participate in! University of Toronto researchers are currently recruiting over 5000 new mothers AND fathers across Canada to participate in an innovative and exciting new study. We would like to learn more … More Dads and Moms Needed: research on the impact of PPD on families

Up With Daddy Days!

by John Hoffman The federal government recently floated the idea of changing Canada’s parental leave policies to include “Daddy Days.” That’s a chunk of paid parental leave that can be taken only by fathers. I’ll gladly add my voice to those who want to see the feds follow through with this policy. Daddy Days is … More Up With Daddy Days!

A Father’s Grief

  by  John Hoffman At their very last routine prenatal check up, just one week before their baby was due, Rob and Leslie (not their real names) got the worst news expectant parents can ever get. There was no heartbeat. They were sent straight to the hospital where more sophisticated equipment confirmed that their boy … More A Father’s Grief