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Feminism and Motherhood Are Not Incompatible.

Posted December 22nd, 2013 by

This post originally appeared on my blog, LadydeeLG. I am appalled at the criticism that Michelle Obama has received lately: Talk of the First Lady “leaning out” and being a “Real-Feminist Nightmare.” Why? Because Mrs. Obama isn’t acting on “policy” as much as certain feminists want her to? Because she called herself “Mom-in-Chief” and said [...]

Parents + Schools Working Together = Healthy Kids

Posted September 30th, 2013 by

When I started doing research on schools in my area, I was a bit troubled about the kind of snacks and food I saw on the lunch menu. (These included hot dogs, bagels and ice cream.) In schools where parents could send in their own snacks, I was concerned because there seemed to be no [...]

Posted Under: Nutrition & Food

Race: Kids show us there is optimism, but parents must play a role.

Posted August 30th, 2013 by

This blog post originally appeared in the LadydeeLG blog. More than a month after a jury acquitted the man that shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17 year old boy, emotions are high. People question whether things will change, whether minority children, especially minority boys, will be able to grow up in a world where they [...]

Posted Under: Raising All Voices

Is Gun Safety Really Better in the U.S. Compared to South America?

Posted June 11th, 2013 by

On December 14, 2012 innocent children and educators were victims of Adam Lanza, a mentally disturbed man who had easy access to guns and ammunition that should only be accessible to the military; no civilian should have access to this type of artillery. The United States’ gun laws are too lax, and this needs to [...]

Food Power! Momsrising’s conference on Childhood Obesity Recap

Posted March 25th, 2013 by

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Food Power! MomsRising’s conference on Childhood Obesity. The event was a delightful afternoon with amazing speakers. The room was filled with people who care about the alarming rate at which obesity is affecting our children.  The good news is that childhood obesity trends can be [...]

My 15 Month Journey

Posted February 26th, 2013 by

My breastfeeding journey started out as indifferent. People asked me if I was planning on breastfeeding and I would say “I am going to try it.”  I figured I would just see what happened. I thought if it worked out, great; if not, that would be ok too. When my son was born, he latched [...]

Early Childhood Education IS important (for ALL!)

Posted February 1st, 2013 by

As a parent of a 21 month old, I have found myself thinking about childcare and school options a lot lately. Earlier this week, as I watched the inauguration of Barack Obama with my son, I thought about how great it would be if early childhood education was something that the administration could focus on [...]

Posted Under: E: Excellent Childcare

Immigration = Diversity & Strength

Posted January 23rd, 2013 by

How different would the USA be if we weren’t a land of immigrants? (you could say that if no one ever migrated the land would be mainly inhabited by the Cherokee, Iroquois, and so forth, but for this purpose, let us imagine what USA would be like with no immigration after the Revolution). Think about [...]

Posted Under: Immigration

dreaming of a different kid’s menu, sans fries.

Posted November 8th, 2012 by

Over Halloween weekend my friend and I decided to take our kids to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. We had them wear their costumes, and they had a blast exploring the different floors. (If you are in NYC or come to visit with young kids, I highly recommend it!) My son went ballistic at the [...]

Changes We Need in the Workplace… what you can do!

Posted October 29th, 2012 by

(this post was originally published in my blog, LadydeeLG, on July 18, 2012.) Yesterday I commented on Ms. Mayer’s thoughts and focused on what her non-existent maternity leave could say to employers and employees about the expectations and needs of working mothers (and parents) or what employers could demand from employees as a result. Today, I [...]

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