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#MilitaryMonday: The Carrying On Project

Posted May 23, 2016 by Kit Jenkins

A few months ago, a woman I really respect both for her parenting style and her honesty was featured on this site as part of #MilitaryMondays, which is how I first discovered it. Her piece about how babywearing makes her a better parent and helped with depression spoke to me, especially because at the time [...]

Posted Under: military families

What’s Really Going On In America

Posted May 23, 2016 by Kristin

On this #RADIO show we feature one of the top pollsters in the nation sharing what’s really going on right now in our nation, then we hear from a noted CNN commentator and author about her take on the battle between Bernie and Hillary.  The show then moves to hear about the #AskTheMayor campaign from Constance [...]

Posted Under: radio

Missed Opportunity: Inclusion of Young Professionals with Learning Disabilities Lacking in the U.S. Workforce

Posted May 20, 2016 by Carolyn Jeppsen

There has been a great focus on millennials in the workforce: how they will change jobs more frequently and how their work ethic is different than previous generations. But there is a gap in the workforce that parents and politicians need to focus on – young persons with learning disabilities. The economic value of this [...]

Better than Brunch: What Parents Really Want Next Mother’s & Father’s Day

Posted May 20, 2016 by Eva Bloomfield

Springtime means more than post-winter thaw and the colorful display of fresh blossoms. It also marks the season of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the two days a year we devote to saying thanks to our parents for all they’ve done for us. And those days are more than well-deserved because, let’s just say it--parenting [...]

A Journey Out of the Darkness: Climb Out of the Darkness 2016

Posted May 19, 2016 by Jasmine Banks

It is not often that you hear about the darkness that can accompany becoming a mom. Nine years ago I learned that the motherhood experience can contain more than nursery colors, cocoa butter for fading stretch marks, and breastfeeding. My son was six months old and not sleeping through the night. There was a continual malaise of [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Good Food Force Update: Lead, menu labeling, turnips, water, more!

Posted May 16, 2016 by Karen Showalter

Greetings! This week we're unpacking the new menu labeling rule. Over 7,000 of us spoke out in support of the final rule - well done, we did it! We're also sharing an urgent call-to-action around lead, resources from two of our fab Good Food Force bloggers, our new bumper sticker and more. As always, THANK [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Corporate culture and working parents – The struggle is real

Posted May 16, 2016 by Jehanara Haider

  Ever since becoming a full time working mother, I cringe at how we have let corporate culture consume us. I wonder why we all do not rebel against it, take a stand, talk about it, dispel it and instead join forces to establish a corporate culture that focuses on productivity within the business hours, [...]

From One Busy Parent to Another: Menu Labeling will Make Your Life Easier...

Posted May 11, 2016 by Karen Showalter

Great news, friends. Restaurants, supermarkets, coffee shops and other similar establishments will soon be required to display calorie counts on menus and menu boards. Translation: no more guessing about how many calories are in that soup, sandwich, cookie. Menu labeling is a HUGE help, am I right? I'm pretty health-conscious, but I'd never have guessed [...]

Posted Under: Food!