Things We’ve Read: Week of April 4th, 2016

Why New Moms And Dads Aren’t Taking Their Paid Parental Leave (Fast Company): “Not only did a majority of parents take less time off than they were offered, 26% said they took off less than two weeks total.”

How Your Partner’s Coffee Habit Could Affect Your Pregnancy (Refinery29): Recent study shows associations between high caffeine intake and increased risk of miscarriages.

Adele Grew A Beard During Her Pregnancy and Named It Larry (Mic): Guess who else had a pregnancy beard?

Let Them Make Noise: A ‘Dining Club’ Invites Toddlers (NYTimes): A dining club in NYC that makes it easier for parents to dine with young children at nice restaurants.

See How Clean (Or Toxic) Your Home’s Air Is With Dyson’s New App-Connected Purifier (Fast Company): Tackling the problem of indoor air pollution with the Internet of Things.

Lots of Americans Can’t Afford Diapers, But The White House Has A Fascinating Solution (Upworthy): Closing the diaper gap with and more efficient packaging to lower the cost of diapers.

Paid Family Leave Gets Major Boost in San Francisco, New York State (Mic): San Francisco became the first city to approve six weeks of fully paid leave for new parents, while New York State offers up to 12 weeks of leave with some pay

When Parents Have A Favorite Child (NYTimes): “It’s impossible not to have favorites, and we do know that the perception of favoritism is one of the biggest factors in sibling rivalry.”

Moms Are Grateful For This Woman’s List of Parenting Fails On Facebook (Cosmopolitan): “We are all just perfectly imperfect humans, trying our best out here.”