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May 10, 2012
Do your kids argue? Or did they when they were younger? Here's a hilarious Mother's Day fantasy just for you! Click here: Happy nearly Mother's Day!!! - Kristin, Joan, Monifa, Elisa, Ashley, Nanette, Sarah, Julie, Sarah, Anita, Ruth, Claire, Donna, Mary, and Gloria
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Celebrating Mother's Day, Networked Moms & Powerful Writing

May 10, 2012
This Mother's Day we're celebrating the fact that moms are now networked and engaged in ways unimaginable just a decade ago. More than 36 million women are now active in the blogosphere, either publishing or reading blogs. And, by the end of this year, more than 90 percent of moms with kids under age eighteen in our nation are expected to be online. We are powerfully, substantially, fully "Networked Moms." Increased Internet access, coupled with new communication technologies--like Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and even emails-- allows women to reach dozens, hundreds, thousands, even millions of...
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Women’s Issues in the Presidential Election: A View from Across the Pond

May 4, 2012
Having lived in France for the past several years, I am often asked which differences with the US strike me the most. Aside from being able to buy delicious baguettes every few blocks, what surprised me the most were the differences in social services available. As a student, I receive full health coverage and reimbursement for any prescription medications (all for 200 euros per year) as well as a subsidy to help me pay my (exorbitant Paris) rent. Speaking to the parents among my co-workers and instructors, I was amazed by the amount of time women receive for maternity leave, the ease with...
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Comcast's OnDemand Responsibility

May 3, 2012
Making Miss Representation has changed my life in more ways than one. Not only has the documentary transformed the way I consume media but it’s also influenced my parenting decisions when it comes to household media consumption. If I want to challenge the way the media represents women and girls – and I want all girls growing up believing in their potential – then I have to be extra vigilant about the media my family consumes. Change starts with me. While I am not thrilled with television options for two and a half year olds, let alone the thought of my kids being in front of the TV at all, I...
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Autism and Chemicals, Cancer Report Under Fire, and Kudos!

May 2, 2012
by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Executive Director & C.E.O Healthy Child Healthy World Potential Autism Causes Identified What causes autism? Dr. Phil Landrigan, professor and chair of preventive medicine at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York and Honorary Board member of Healthy Child Healthy World, recently released a comprehensive list of environmental triggers, published in Environmental Health Perspectives and concisely presented in a slideshow on Rodale News . This powerful research looks at environmental factors—including lead, mercury and pesticides—and connects...

Take Action: Johnson & Johnson, Drop Your Unhealthy Support for ALEC

April 26, 2012
We did it! We let Procter & Gamble know that their continued support of ALEC was unacceptable. And they dropped ALEC. As the main lobbyist source of the "kill at will" gun law that murdered Trayvon Martin, and proponent of voter ID laws that would disproportionately suppress women's voting rights, ALEC supports toxic laws that are anti-American and anti-woman, and puts profits before American families. Sign the petition! Johnson & Johnson, Drop Your Unhealthy Support for ALEC Now we're turning our attention to Procter & Gamble's main competitor: Johnson & Johnson. Already in...
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Earth Week is for Mothers

April 25, 2012
by Rachel Sarnoff, Executive Director & CEO Healthy Child Healthy World Happiest Babies Are Soothed by 5 S’s Can simple soothing take the place of sugar? That was the takeaway from a new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics. In a study involving more than 200 infants, researchers found the “5 S’s” baby-calming tactics worked better than the sugar-water supplements traditionally given to infants after experiencing pain, according to ABC News . The 5 S’s tactics were developed by Dr. Harvey Karp, a founding board member of Healthy Child Healthy World and...

Getting Rid of Junk Food Marketing in Schools – It May Be a Lot Harder Than You Think.

April 20, 2012
You did it! You got your school district to ban junk food poster ads, vending machines and unhealthy snacks in the cafeteria. You would think that after all that hard work you could sit back and relax knowing that you’ve created one more safe eating environment for America’s youth. Not so fast! Unfortunately, even if your school district has policies to ban junk food advertising to your children, there are new and powerful ways that food and beverage companies can still reach your children with their products. They do this by using digital marketing to reach your children before school,...
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Bully: Go to the Movies. Save a Life

April 16, 2012
Bully is game changing in the way we think about and act on childhood bullying. What changes is the belief that bullying is simply a case of Kids Will Be Kids. Children are dying, and this movie tells the truth we don’t want to hear, but must hear.
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It's Not a "Mommy War," It's a War on Moms

April 14, 2012
There is no question that Hilary Rosen should have chosen her words more carefully when she said that Ann Romney, mother of five sons, " never worked a day in her life ." Raising children is work. It's immensely rewarding work, but it's work just the same. Ann Romney is justifiably proud of the work she's done raising her children. Now that the spotlight is on motherhood, rather than fanning the false flames of a "Mommy War" that doesn't really exist, it's time that we as a nation recognize that regardless of whether or not mothers' work is paid or unpaid, the work of caregiving is important...
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