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Umpqua: I am no longer numb

October 7, 2015
This time feels different. Not in that the horrific tragedy at Umpqua will result in definitive political action (it won’t). Not in that the traditional news cycle will largely forget this tragedy within a week (it will). And of course the usual bromides were trotted out by the usual suspects: The...
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“All In” in New Hampshire - What Paid Family Leave Means for Our Families

October 7, 2015
Recently, author Josh Levs was interviewed on NHPR’s The Exchange about his new book “All In” in which he advocates for changing the policies around paid family leave in the United States. I am thrilled to see that this issue is being discussed in New Hampshire, and want to thank the Women’s Foundation for bringing Levs in to talk about this critical issue.
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New Hampshire! What does a family friendly workplace look like to you?

October 7, 2015
There is so much going on in New Hampshire. The foliage is changing and candidates are everywhere! There are discussions about paid leave, about strengthening the middle class and taking a stand for families and even more recently family friendly workplaces. But, I wonder - are we all talking the...
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Add Your Name: #StopGunViolence

October 6, 2015
We are heartsick from the parade of senseless gun-related violence, death and grief dominating the news headlines and our media screens. And WE ARE ANGRY at the inability of our elected leaders to do their jobs in finding solutions. Enough is enough. Moms, dads and family members are mobilized and...
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No Umpqua in Florida!

October 5, 2015
The nightmare haunting the dreams of virtually every Florida parent, professor, and administrator happened yesterday, when a man opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, killing more than 10 people and injuring seven. This tragedy comes at a time when Florida legislators are considering...
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5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

October 2, 2015
With the holidays quickly approaching, it's time to make plans! If you're like my family, your holidays center around food, mainly meat. (We love our pernil!) This year I want to have a more humane and healthy holiday by making sure I purchase antibiotic-free meat . But, I want to go further than...
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100 Back to School Tips for a Healthy School Year!

October 1, 2015
As the school year gets into full-swing, and the inevitable chaos of new teachers, new friends, and new schedules ensue, we've counted down 100 tips to help you have a healthy back-to-school. Share your tips with us in the comments or with #GoodFoodForce on Twitter! Tip 100: Kids are seeing...
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Federal Budget: How does it affect school lunches?

October 1, 2015
Last night Congress passed a clean Continuing Resolution which avoided a government shutdown and funds the government through December 11th, 2015. Since this was “clean”, meaning that there were no riders or changes to current policy, government programs will continue to be funded at the same level...
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