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Michigan families need federal action on EITC, CTC

October 19, 2015
While much attention has been focused recently on protecting the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) , there is equally urgent action needed in Washington to save critical pieces of the federal EITC and Child Tax Credit (CTC). The federal and Michigan EITCs combine to provide much-needed...
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We’re asking the wrong question

October 19, 2015
Most of our response to hunger in America is wrong. The programs and policies we employ are, by and large, misdirected, misguided and missing the mark entirely. That shameful fact is the result of one simple problem: When we ask the wrong question, the answer is inevitably wrong, too. The question...
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Tight Spending Caps Continue To Squeeze Important Priorities

October 19, 2015
As President Obama and Congressional leaders continue their budget discussions, it’s important to understand just how much is at stake for American families. The 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) placed strict caps on defense and non-defense programs funded through annual appropriations. These caps...
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Giving all families a chance at healthy lives

October 19, 2015
Some of the most burdensome health conditions our communities and families face can be prevented. Yes, it is easier said than done, but we must take action when more than half of all adults in the U.S. have a chronic health disease and 7 in 10 adult deaths are caused by ones such as cancer, heart...
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Congress isn’t facing a crisis of resources but of priorities

October 19, 2015
Have you ever had to choose between medicine and gasoline? What about rent and car insurance? How about keeping your phone on and electricity? Every day, these are the sorts of decisions that far too many people living in the United States have to make. Poverty remains stubbornly and unacceptably...
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How to Get Enough Sleep This School Year

September 10, 2015
I'm a big advocate of getting sufficient sleep. While sleep is one of the basic biological and physiological needs, we parents tend not to give the topic the attention that it deserves. In reality, sleep is as important to our overall family health as our nutrition and exercise. It is so important...
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Grow Healthy Families With a Veggieful Garden!

September 10, 2015
“Everyone has a starting point; the point is… get started!” ~ Jessica David My mom has a dark green thumb. She has always grown with much success house plants and over the last several years she has had an abundant garden. Years ago she used to gift me hard-to-kill green plants but trust me, they...
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5 Tips to Help Students Avoid School Stress and Improve Academic Success

September 2, 2015
It’s here! Students have officially gone back to school. The initial back to school glee felt by Moms and students alike may have already started ebbing and been replaced by incredible juggling acts. Homework, studying and hectic schedules are just some of the balls being held up in the air during...
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10 Tips For A Great Kindergarten Year

September 2, 2015
I’m sad to say this year I don’t have a child in Kindergarten but I consider myself an expert since I have taught the grade for several years and I know the expectations of the children, parents, and teachers. It’s such a sweet grade because many children haven’t been to school prior to this...
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Blog Carnival: A Celebration of Women's History Month & Building an Intersectional Movement

March 26, 2015
In the spirit of Women's History Month and in honor of our foremothers whose shoulders we stand on, we hope you'll join us in celebrating their legacy, exploring the issues facing women and families today, and committing to being the best allies possible to one another and in all communities.
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