My story on paternity leave, “Odd Man Out” was published on Babble today. I’m pretty happy with it. The editors at Babble left it pretty much intact.

The story talks about why so few men take paternity leave, even those who work for companies that will give them paid time off. It also touches on my own experience taking six weeks off from work last year with my (then) five-month-old daughter Isabella. Check it out.

Screen capture of my story on Babble


Bethany Hardy · November 16, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Great Babble article. I really enjoyed it! It also gave me the opportunity to discover your blog, which is amazing. Your thoughtful posts make for a fantastic resource. Thanks!

Joe · November 17, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Right on. Great article, Matt. As a D.C. area father of a two-year-old (and another child due in May 2010), I couldn’t agree with you more. I cobbled together two weeks of vacation time to spend with my son after his birth, and it wasn’t nearly enough. That’s probably what will happen again with baby #2. I bet there are plenty of other Dads who feel the same way. Now, if we can convince our employers. . .

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