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21 Years after FMLA, More Needs to Be Done

Posted February 5th, 2014 by

Twenty-one years ago I was only 11. While I was too young to be involved in the fight for family and medical leave (FMLA), I still wholeheartedly appreciate everyone who worked so hard to win this important law. Over the past several years I’ve had many experiences with our current FMLA law. I know first-hand [...]

Let’s Work for Toxic-Free Kids

Posted January 15th, 2014 by

I can remember vividly the day that I first realized there are toxic chemicals in cosmetic products. I was in shock and quite frankly quite pissed off. It was (and still is) crazy to me that there is very little regulation of the chemicals used in products we use on our skin & hair, let [...]

Protecting Our Kids from Toxic Chemicals – CT is on the Brink of a Big Step

Posted March 7th, 2013 by

I remember very clearly the day I first learned that the vast majority of chemicals used in consumer products are unregulated by the government. Until that point I believed (as many people mistakenly do) that if I could buy it in a store it must have passed safety testing. Boy was I wrong. Out of [...]

Investigating Colic

Posted October 5th, 2012 by

Do you believe that there is a reason babies are colicky? That it might not be gas, or nutrition, or your breast milk? That maybe it’s something that little girl or guy is going through, emotionally?

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Things I’ve Learned

Posted August 21st, 2012 by

As busy moms, sometimes it’s nice to stop and think about all the lessons we’ve learned throughout our lives because it can help keep us focused on what’s important to us. Over at we started a new blog series titled Things I’ve Learned and each day one of my 24 bloggers posts up her [...]

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A Toxic Chemical Victory!

Posted August 16th, 2012 by

Excellent news! Johnson & Johnson has now committed to removing a wide host of known toxic chemicals from their products by 2015. Earlier this year the company committed to removing these unhealthy and dangerous chemicals from baby products, but they now have plans to move past that original promise to include all of their personal care products. This is huge, like really, really huge.

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Goddess Gathering

Posted June 21st, 2012 by

This was a gathering of Goddesses. Shedding our shirts and revealing the places where we grew humans (and one was actively growing) felt so freeing, inspiring, and powerful it is hard to put it into words. Thankfully the smiles on our faces, the laughter to the point of tears, and the energetic joy radiating from each of us speaks for itself.

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Working Moms Should Care About the Environment & Campaign Finance Reform (Yes, you!)

Posted May 21st, 2012 by

I often times sound like a broken record to my close friends and family. Give me any political issue and I’ll show you exactly how money in politics plays a significant role in its outcome. I’ll spare you my long lecture about how the role of money in our political system degrades the health of [...]

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What Not to Say About Special Needs

Posted May 8th, 2012 by

This blog was written by Kris-Ann Race for the Special Needs Tuesday column at When Max (my son) was diagnosed with Epilepsy, we went into a tailspin. We didn’t know what our future held and what his development would be like. Of course, everyone who knew us wanted to help and offer kind words. I [...]

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Here Comes the Sun

Posted May 4th, 2012 by

Late last year I went out for drinks with a group of moms with kids similar in ages to mine. (I’m sure I had puke on my shirt somewhere.) And I listened to them talk about how wonderful life was. How the transition from one to two wasn’t that big of a deal at all. And I actually said, “REALLY?!” What the hell was wrong with ME, then?

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