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Progressive Proselytizing: Peter MacKay’s wife doesn’t help his – or our – cause

The latest flap over sexist comments from Justice Minister Peter Mackay came about when a Mother’s and Father’s Day emails from Peter Mackay to his staff were leaked to the media. The comparison isn’t pretty: put side to side it makes it seems like mothers should be applauded for doing housework like changing diapers . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Peter MacKay’s wife doesn’t help his – or our – cause

ParliamANT Hill: MacKay’Ant called ‘out of touch’ over Mother’s, Father’s Day messages

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/peter-mackay-lauds-moms-for-changing-diapers-dads-for-moulding-minds-in-holiday-messages-1.2686099

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Peter MacKay Said Moms Change Diapers, Dads Form Leaders

In messages sent to employees of the Justice Department this spring, Peter MacKay associated women with household duties, men with “shaping the minds and futures of the next generation of leaders.”

The post Peter MacKay Said Moms Change Diapers, Dads Form Leaders appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

In This Corner: Everything I’ve taught my sons: a Father’s Day tribute to me

Hey, everybody, it’s Father’s Day!

I feel I have to remind you, my minimal readership, of this fact. Father’s Day has always been the distant, definitely poorer relative of Mother’s Day. I don’t know who created Father’s Day (the tie makers’ cartel is a good bet), but I’m guessing it came several years after the . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Everything I’ve taught my sons: a Father’s Day tribute to me

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Father’s Day 2014 – What Have We Learned From Dads?

This is my father, James “Babe” Thomson.  I miss him so much – he passed away after a series of strokes in 1975.  From my Dad, I learned to feel secure.  I learned kindness and the benefits of a quiet mind.  I learned how to control my temper and how to stick handle a . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Father’s Day 2014 – What Have We Learned From Dads?

350 or bust: Happy Father’s Day

Here’s a shout out for all the dads out there, and especially the three in my life – my husband, my father, and my father-in-law. You are all awesome, and I love you. May your pancakes be piled high! * *

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Fathers, Dads, Papas, Grandfathers

Today is Father’s Day.  In the realm of disability and family, we talk most often about mothers.  But today, I would like to say a few words about what it means to appreciate the Dads in our lives.

My own father, James Edward Thomson, was a gentle, kind and funny man who was much loved . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Fathers, Dads, Papas, Grandfathers

Father’s Day

When I think of my dad these days, what comes to mind is, oddly enough, my leg.

Specifically it’s the back of my right calf. It’s balding. Again I’m reminded of God’s sense of humour when it comes to aging: every leg hair that I’ve lost has magically reappeared up my nose or in my . . . → Read More: Father’s Day

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

For Father’s Day, here is some gardening wisdom, in honour of my own father and my children’s father, both amazing gardeners who love to visit and revisit their garden “kingdoms”: I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit