I have often wondered why moms were the only ones eligible for state mandated parental leaves here in Massachusetts. I can remember feeling sad and tired when my husband left for work, leaving me with an infant. I thought I would lose it 18 months later when the second child came along. I suspect many other moms have similar experiences.
The world (at least here in Massachusetts) has just gotten better for Gen Xers and Gen Y moms and dads. The Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) just announced that men are entitled to paternity leave to the same extent that women are under the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act.
That's what I call the perfect gift for all you new dads. Happy Father's Day!