Ethan Merlin

When our son was born, I benefited from a full month of paid parental leave.  Moreover, my job gave me the option of postponing that leave until my partner Joelle went back to work.  This flexibility was critical to our postponing the start of full-time daycare much longer than we originally thought possible.  It also allowed both of his parents to share more equally in the work (and joy!) of caring for him in his first weeks of life.