Posted November 25, 2013 by Jacqueline Pata
Native American, First People, Alaska Native, Tlingit. All of these words describe me, and none of them describe me. I am a tribal councilwoman, a mother, a daughter, a modern Native woman. I am a fighter, defender, and advocate for my people. As a Native woman, life for me is about balance just like I [...
Posted December 4, 2013 by Elisa Batista
Three weeks ago, my children wrote letters to Congress asking them to keep families together as part of a campaign highlighting the consequences of our outdated immigration policies. Currently, 5.5 million U.S.-born children in mixed status homes run the risk of being separated from one or both parents. Now there's a way for adults to [...
Posted December 4, 2013 by Karen Showalter
[caption id="attachment_34849" align="alignright" width="300"] Et tu, microwave popcorn?[/caption] By now, most of us know that trans fat is bad news. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) really helped out moms and consumers like us in 2006, when it began requiring companies to list the amount of trans fat on product labels.  We're not in [...
Posted December 4, 2013 by Kristin Schafer
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Earlier this week our partners in Asia released an in-depth, global study on children and pesticides. As a mom, I'm both deeply thankful for this report and profoundly frustrated that it needs to be written at all. Dr. Meriel Watts reviewed hundreds of scientific studies from around the world, and found that children across the [...
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