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Child Care Centers and the Quality Improvement Catch-22

October 22, 2014
Quality improvements are indeed important—important enough to warrant the additional investment required. But we cannot keep pretending that these improvements can be paid for out of the current pool of meager resources. If we do, then even fewer children will be served. Child care centers serving low-income families will either opt-out if the quality improvements are voluntary, or be priced-out of existence if they are mandatory. Either of these outcomes will exacerbate the struggles of the working poor.

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Why Flex Time Is the #2 Most Important Employee Benefit

October 21, 2014
Next to quality child care, flex time–much more than high tech fertility–is the most effective benefit companies could give women, and increasingly, men as well, to enhance opportunities to advance their careers while garnering better retention rates and job satisfaction without compromising productivity.

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Old Fight, New Approach: Companies Profit from Parity

October 20, 2014
So you have an important job interview. Your sitter cancels. What do you do? When it happened to First Lady Michelle Obama, she packed up baby Malia, carted her into that job interview, and was completely surprised when she still landed the job.
The First Family's efforts to make sure our...

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From Cuddling to Canvassing

October 14, 2014
Lately, our idea of a hot date is to fling ourselves onto the couch. Then my husband casts me a knowing glance. I nod. And the big turn on begins. With the touch of Casanova, he fondles not just one, but five remotes, as we settle in to enjoy the PBS series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor...

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Breastfeeding Women Who Code

October 5, 2014
In a departure from the usual fashion magazine fare, the latest issue of Glamour features two articles about the tech industry: " Secrets of Silicon Valley (That Only Women Know) " and " 35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing the Tech Industry ." I particularly enjoyed the "Secrets" article, although...

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September 30, 2014
“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.” ― Marianne Williamson I once spoke at a girls empowerment conference to a group of three hundred ten to thirteen-year-olds. As I was waiting to go on stage, I overheard a small...

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5 reasons I take retreats

September 15, 2014
“Are you listening to your life–what is it trying to tell you?” Renee Trudeau Stephen Cope, MSW, author and director of Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living says retreats don’t change our lives as much as they change where we stand in relationship to our lives—and our capacity to see the...

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What High Quality PreK IS vs IS NOT: HINT Wear A Smock

September 2, 2014
As my friends and I – many teachers and all parents of school aged children – hustled this weekend to make sure our children were ready for the new school year, I found myself being asked many questions about early learning. In addition to being mom to five and an early childhood educator, I am a...

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¡Vayamos Adelante hacia Actualizar Nuestra Cultura Laboral!

August 29, 2014
To read this blog post in English, click here . El nuevo libro de Sheryl Sandburg Vayamos Adelante ("Lean In") enfoca la atención sobre la escasez de mujeres líderes en el campo laboral. Ella subraya que la maternidad es un momento en el que muchas mujeres se desvían de sus carreras. Ella le...

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Teletrabajo Ayuda a las Madres Avanzar

August 29, 2014
To read this blog post in Engish, click here . La Semana Nacional de Teletrabajo estuvo zumbando, irónicamente, sobre las prohibiciones del teletrabajo. La semana pasada, Best Buy anunció el final de su programa de trabajo desde casa conocido como ROWE por sus siglas en Inglés (ambiente-laboral-...

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