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What scares me more than Halloween night...

October 30, 2015
Halloween is a big deal in our house. We hang ghosts in our trees, tell spooky stories, and have fun making scary costumes. Know what scares me even more than Halloween? Letting other people make big decisions with long-term impacts that affect my family. That's no treat. Next Tuesday is election...
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October 22, 2015
Wow - I'm still excited about how much attention the issue of paid family leave insurance generated at the Presidential debate last week! Right after the debate, I wrote a piece for CNN.com to talk about how and why momentum for paid family leave is building in this election. OUR goal in writing...
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Winter is coming

October 22, 2015
There are just under 16 weeks until the New Hampshire primary – 16 weeks, 111 days, it seems so long, and yet – throw in Christmas, New Years and a snow storm or two, and it will be February 9th before you know it. In New Hampshire we take our politics quite seriously, and we expect the candidates...
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Grab your friends, kids, and pets for the next presidential debate!

October 8, 2015
As the youngest in my family, I often had to wait my turn. Waiting was no fun, but when my turn came, I was sure to make a splash. After two Republican Presidential debates, the Democratic candidates will finally have a chance to make a splash next Tuesday, October 13th at 8 pm ET /5 pm PT. Will...
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Host a Moms Meetup!

Grab your friends, kids, and pets for the next presidential debate!

October 8, 2015
As the youngest in my family, I often had to wait my turn. Waiting was no fun, but when my turn came, I was sure to make a splash. After two Republican Presidential debates, the Democratic candidates will finally have a chance to make a splash next Tuesday, October 13th at 8 pm ET /5 pm PT. Will...
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"I can't believe they said that!" Help the Debate Moderators Get It Right

September 14, 2015
True confession: I did more than a couple of double takes at the TV during the last Presidential debate: Could the moderators really be asking THAT!? Why aren't they asking about the high cost of childcare? Can we please talk about paying women the same as men for the same work?! *We can change...
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Women Deserve a Voice on the Job and At the Ballot Box

August 26, 2015
* Co-authored by Page Gardner, Founder and President of the Voter Participation Center Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, a day that commemorates the 19th amendment being ratified granting millions of women the right to vote. In the 95 years since, women have used their votes to better their...
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7 Back-to-School Tips to Help You Stress Less and Find Your Center

August 25, 2015
Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of a new school year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you’re feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, scheduling, juggling and driving that usually accompany a new school year, take a deep...
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Are you at a threshold, too?

August 25, 2015
Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...
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Do the Presidential Candidates Have A Clue? - Debate One!

August 5, 2015
“Clueless!!!” Confession: I’ve wanted to actually shout that at my TV a time or two recently while Presidential candidates were talking—and I’m not a shouter. (Not naming any names, but moments of Presidential candidate cluelessness about what’s really going on with real working families, moms,...
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