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Life at the Intersection of Hate: 2016-???

December 1, 2016
When I was three years old, my mother took me to visit the attic hiding place of Anne Frank in the Netherlands. My family was in Europe not for a trip, but because my father, a Bangladeshi Muslim immigrant to the United States, was stationed in Germany while serving in the US Army. I have no...
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Let's Talk Sugar, Sugar Policies & Why You Should Care at #FoodFri

December 31, 2016
It can be confusing when you hear sugar discussed in the media. As a parent, I had questions. How much sugar should a child eat? What's the difference between added sugars and naturally occuring sugars? And, why should I care? These were just some of the questions I had when I sought to educate...
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UPDATE: #GivingTuesday Donors Stand Strong for Women, Moms, Families!

November 29, 2016
I won’t lie. I woke up this morning saddened by new announcements of Trump appointees armed with policies aimed at hurting our economy and families. But, then I found out that over the past few days, hundreds of moms and dads responded to our call for contributions. I’m inspired . I’m inspired by...
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After the Storm

November 29, 2016
One bright afternoon of this August in our neighborhood playground, an older child—probably 5 or 6 years old— threatened my 3-year-old son, saying “Trump will kick you out of here when he becomes President.” That was the first time my son learned about the election. We didn't talk about it at home...
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MomsRising on President-Elect Trump’s Appointments

November 29, 2016
Taken together, President-Elect Trump’s appointments to date present a significant threat to our democracy, to the people of our country, and to our economy: · Rep. Tom Price , nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, has made dismantling the Affordable Care Act a landmark goal of his...
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Tips For Healing the Divide By Talking Turkey Over Cranberry Sauce

November 23, 2016
Confession: I’ve been shopping for sweet potatoes and green beans for our family gathering while still reeling from the election. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around everything—including how to avoid unproductive food fights over politics during Thanksgiving dinner and how turn that time into a...
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Easy, Healthy Holiday Side Dish: Brussels Sprouts with Grapes & Walnuts

November 22, 2016
Side dishes don't often get the the attention they deserve during the holidays. Personally, I love side dishes and often eat them as stand alone dishes (I'm weird like that!). What I love most is how easy they are to create and serve. And because they're pretty easy to make, you can easily pass...
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Protect mothers' rights to breastfeed!

October 18, 2016
No mother should ever be shamed, humiliated, or harassed while breastfeeding her baby! Unfortunately, recently, two mothers were asked to stop breastfeeding their babies in North Carolina courtrooms; one by a judge , one by a law enforcement officer . Breastfeeding in public, and that includes...
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