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A Fight for the Future: How Budget Talks Affect Our Kids

November 20, 2012
You've heard the term "fiscal cliff" and you've heard about how lawmakers in Washington can't agree on spending or taxes. But here's what you probably haven't heard: The federal budget negotiations happening right now may result in deep cuts to programs that benefit the next generation of Americans...
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Federal Cuts to Education? We Say Kids, Not Cuts

November 15, 2012
My home state is California, and we just successfully survived our own state version of the "fiscal cliff" when it comes to education. Here, they were called the "trigger cuts." If Proposition 30 -- essentially part of the June 30, 2012 budget passed by the legislature that needed the people's...
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Why Washington's "Fiscal Cliff" is a Myth

November 14, 2012
They don’t call it the "cliff” for nothing. It’s the fiscal spot where a nation’s representatives can gather and cry doom. It’s the place -- if Washington is to be believed -- where, with a single leap into the Abyss of Sequestration, those representatives can end it all for the rest of us. In the...
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Your Guide to Avoiding Election Day Snafus

November 6, 2012
IT’S HERE! Election Day is today (November 6th!) and it's time to get out there and vote! It can be enough of a challenge just getting to the polls today, but it’s so important. Make sure that you have everything you need this election day to make your voting experience go smoothly. Find out: What'...
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Parents Want Sex Education in Schools

October 31, 2012
Last week I was watching the popular TV show The Middle , and parents Mike and Frankie Heck were struggling to remember if they’d ever spoken to their kids about sex. “That’s what schools are for,” Frankie, the mom joked. Yikes! The good news is, unlike in the show, 90 percent of parents have...
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Changes We Need in the Workplace... what you can do!

October 30, 2012
(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...
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Meet the Parents

October 24, 2012
By Wendy Lazarus and Laurie Lipper Co-Presidents of The Children’s Partnership The Presidential Debates missed focusing on the job held by 155 million Americans: parenting. Here are five questions that the candidates should have answered—and still can. The Presidential Debates are over. And despite...
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The federal budget: A high-stakes love story

October 24, 2012
In 2011, I taught two summer courses, directed a federal budget research organization and paid taxes. Taxes are the dues I pay for living in a democracy. Like you, I contribute at the local, state, and federal levels. I want us to fall a little bit in love with the federal budget and there’s no...
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It's time for moms to ask the questions!

October 23, 2012
Are you headed to a town hall event, election forum, or did you just run into a candidate at the grocery store? Take along our handy list of sample questions that you can use to ask the candidates about issues that are important to women and families. Find out where your candidates stand! And, you...
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Let’s Talk!

October 11, 2012
There are some universal truths about being a parent, and one of them is that when we try to talk with our teenagers, it can feel like we’re speaking in different languages. This is especially true when we’re talking to them about sex. Recently, Planned Parenthood , Family Circle magazine, and the...
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