Changes We Need in the Workplace… what you can do!

Posted October 29th, 2012 by

(this post was originally published in my blog, LadydeeLG, on July 18, 2012.) Yesterday I commented on Ms. Mayer’s thoughts and focused on what her non-existent maternity leave could say to employers and employees about the expectations and needs of working mothers (and parents) or what employers could demand from employees as a result. Today, I [...]

This Witch Will Save Me from Halloween

Posted October 25th, 2012 by

I don’t know about you, but I find Halloween to be a particularly challenging holiday. It’s not a gauntlet to run through, like Hanukkah and Christmas—that I can prepare for, with lower-calorie adaptations and proven strategies. It’s not a solidly defined period, like Passover. It’s not a giant feast like Thanksgiving, where if I overindulge [...]

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Latina Moms Leading their Families to the Voting Booth

Posted October 15th, 2012 by

Originally posted on the Miami Herald Teresa Rey is one of the millions of mothers across the nation who carefully watched the first presidential debate of 2012. In a snap shot, it is fair to say that Teresa felt frustrated with the moderator’s lack of questions around family economic security issues. Questions about unfair wages [...]

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Food Friday: What’s Being Marketed Online to Your Kids?

Posted October 12th, 2012 by

Kids today are the online generation, whether they are using mobile phones, laptops, PCs or playing games and connecting on social media.  They are also at the epicenter of a powerful digital advertising apparatus that stealthily tracks and targets them so they can be sent interactive ads for junk food, toys, and other products.  Yet, [...]

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You Can Ignore It, But It WON’T Go Away

Posted September 19th, 2012 by

I suspect that one reason the U.S. has made so little progress towards pro-caregiver policies is that women figure once the children grow up and go to school, the work/family conundrum will sort itself out. We may have a few rough years of living on just one income, or being uncomfortably stretched by the high [...]

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Hey Employers! Moms Aren’t Slackers at Work

Posted September 18th, 2012 by

By now, we have all heard the news: when compared to fathers and childless men and women, employers are less likely to interview, hire, and promote mothers who are equally as qualified. Employers also evaluate and pay mothers less well than others. Maybe mothers “deserve” these penalties because they are not engaged at work, put [...]

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Michelle Obama is Not Mom-In-Chief: Who Is?

Posted September 14th, 2012 by

Motherhood, apple pie and a good speech: Michelle Obama hit the bull’s eye in her Democratic Convention speech. But naming herself “mom-in-chief”–while endearing–missed the mark. Much ink has spilled already over her use of the phrase “mom-in-chief”: “If you feel let down by an arc that begins with anti-colonialism, immigration and women being dragged to [...]

Stop! Don’t Listen to Advice that Women Can Plan Our Way to Worklife Fit

Posted September 13th, 2012 by

I am so fed up with advice from people telling women that if they just make the right personal choices at the right time in the right order then there is no problem fitting career, marriage, and kids into our lives. That’s a load of crap. If anyone had been able to figure out a [...]

BPA and Babies Don’t Mix!

Posted September 4th, 2012 by

Moms made waves this summer for kids’ health! Your hard work helped push the FDA to remove BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups. Help us keep up the MOMentum by demanding that the FDA also ban BPA from infant formula packaging! Why ban it from infant formula packaging?  We know Bisphenol-A (BPA) is dangerous: More than 200 scientific studies show that BPA exposure [...]

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School Rules= Lower Obesity

Posted August 31st, 2012 by and

What makes it more likely that an overweight or obese 5th grader won’t remain obese by the 8th grade? Location, location, location! A recent study in the Archive of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine by Bridging the Gap shows that an overweight or obese 5th grader who lives in a state with strong laws that restrict the sale of unhealthy snacks [...]

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