Bread & Roses

I belong to one of the couple types that Hanna Rosin described in her recent piece on breadwinner wives in Slate magazine—the one where the “woman is a born workaholic and the man lives a slower pace”. Although it is more complex than those labels, I have nevertheless lived a version of that story for about twenty years.

I’m a professor, researcher and author; my husband is a naturopathic doctor / acupuncturist whose work schedule goes up and down depending on the economy. We have raised three children together (one is now 20, and the twins are 16 years old).

I have also spent twenty years researching and writing about the changing stories of breadwinning mothers and primary caregiving fathers.

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*Photo credits: Mom and Dad (Flying a Kite), courtesy of one of my daughters (at age 5)


SSHRC Research for Real Life (Feburary 2011)


Are Dads Facing Playground Discrimination?

February 3, 2011

Are men being kicked out of playgrounds? Are dads facing playground or playgroup discrimination? These questions, and some answers, were floating on the blogosphere and twitterverse over the last few weeks. Read the full post here at Girl With Pen.

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Advance Publicity for The Bread and Roses Project

November 14, 2010

The New York Times magazine (January 2010) The National Post (October 2010) The National Post (October 2010) New York Post (November 2010) NY Dads and Stay at Home Dads (November 2010) SSHRC Dialogue on Canadian Families (November 2010) Jean Chatzky, Financial Editor of the Today Show (February 2010) The Globe and Mail (April 2010) The […]

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