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I'm taking a Tech Detox for My 3-year-old

March 21, 2012
Take a Tech Detox for the Kids I am taking the pledge to unplug for the National Day of Unplugging for my 3-year-old. I already see how much my use of technology has impacted him. He walks around the house saying, “Where’s my iPhone? I have a call in a minute.” And he has two (fake)...
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Fulfilling the Clean Air Act Promise to Our Children

March 16, 2012
Portland, Oregon has been celebrated as one of the leading green cities in America. Due to land use planning aimed at limiting sprawl, transportation infrastructure that has prioritized public transit over single occupancy vehicles, and a populace both home grown and those who have migrated here,...
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Sending Off My Nervous Baby Into the World – of Standardized Testing

March 13, 2012
I’m mad this morning. My eight-year old (8!, yes, just 8! in third grade!) is a nervous wreck. Today is the first day of PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, or Pissed Students Seriously Anxious?!) Standardized testing at her school. They’ve been prepping for weeks (or is it months?) to...
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Momma grizzlies: Rise up on International Women's Day!

March 9, 2012
Mothers are considered to be among the most revered members of our society. Celebrities publicly thank their moms for helping them to achieve their dreams. Politicians wax poetic about valuable childhood lessons bestowed upon them by their mothers. Even female politicians talk about how their...
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Kids in high-poverty communities: 5 ways it affects us all

March 8, 2012
Success should be in the grasp of all children, no matter where they live. However, the opportunities available to children based on their neighborhood vary dramatically across the United States. For the 8 million U.S. children living in high-poverty neighborhoods critical resources for their...
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A Day in the Lives of 15 Working Mothers

March 7, 2012
Have you ever wondered if your work day is anything like other working mothers days? Recently, my website followed the working day of each of our work-mom bloggers (15 of us!) and we found it fascinating to see how alike our days actually are. (Credit for this terrific idea...
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WA: Can you have our back today?

March 6, 2012
Early Saturday morning, the Washington State Senate passed a budget that slashes early learning, child care, education and other key programs that Washington children depend on.[1] But the budget battle isn't over yet! Both the State House and the State Senate have less than a week to agree on a...
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A New Low for Child Care Assistance

March 1, 2012
Recent headlines related to child care policy have been discouraging to say the least. In California, proposed budget cuts threaten to cut off child care assistance for 62,000 children. Florida proposes to save money by providing child care subsidies only for children under age 5, leaving young...
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Celebrate International Women’s Day for a whole week!

February 29, 2012
Each year on March 8, women from around the globe celebrate International Women’s Day. In some countries, it is even a national holiday. But here in the US, this important day is often overlooked. Well not this year! Beginning on March 1, Link TV is dedicating an entire week to showcasing diverse...
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#BeTheHelp on Oscar Night

February 23, 2012
Photo: Mimi Ho, member of Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association, with her children, her friend's child and their nanny, Xiao Ying, who cares for them. Like the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving, Oscar night is a night of American togetherness. On February 26, we'll all be serving up...