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How hooked am I? Thoughts about my own Screen-Free Week

April 15, 2011
So my daughter-in-law stopped by the office yesterday to pick up a Screen-Free Week Organizer’s Kit. National Screen-Free Week, April 18-24, is hosted by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which I direct. She, her husband, and the two best little girls in the world—okay, in my world—are...
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Your Baby Can’t Really Read (and doesn’t need to)

April 13, 2011
Your baby can't really read. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood files FTC complaint against Your Baby Can Read for false and deceptive marketing.
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The Impact of Rep. Ryan’s Proposed Budget on Women and Families

April 8, 2011
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget slashes programs that benefit women and families and neglects important investments in future generations. by Caroline Dobuzinskis It’s in the Numbers There has been an onslaught of criticism in the media about how Representative Paul Ryan’s budget...
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A disturbing pattern

April 7, 2011
"It's offensive to me when politicians compare our current national budgeting issues with tightening a family budget. We moms know how to budget for our families. We know to not always buy the $20 steaks, but we don't cut out milk for our kids. The current proposed federal budget cuts literally...
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Can You Explain Your Sudden Objection to Going Potty?

April 6, 2011
I was in the ladies’ room in the airport. Honestly, I was minding my own business. Honestly, I wasn’t eavesdropping on the next stall. On purpose. Honestly, this is what I heard from the young mother to her child. “Stephanie, can you explain to Mommy your sudden objection to going potty?”
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No No Nintendo: Parents, Children, and the Latest Media Wonder

April 5, 2011
The much acclaimed Nintendo 3DS promises endless hours of screen-time pleasure—and a load of trouble for parents and children. It provides 3D gaming with no bothersome glasses. Reviews glowingly describe a three dimensional experience that is more real and more compelling than ever before—instead...
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March in the Rear View Mirror

April 3, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org Women's History Month has drawn to a close, but there's time to sneak in a few comments. In recent weeks, two notable women have died. Elizabeth Taylor left as her legacy decades of activism...
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Mommy's On Strike?

March 30, 2011
What if we just stopped having babies? You know, like an ANTI-labor labor movement. This may sound like a silly, made up argument, but right now, women in their childbearing years are "on strike" in something like than 90 countries in Europe and Asia and it's creating serious problems.
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The Mother/Scholar and On-Campus Child Care

March 30, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org A young mother wrote me some time ago asking if there were any Mothers’ Centers on college campuses. She wanted to connect with students who were also raising children, facing coursework and...
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The Right Priorities For Our Working Families

March 29, 2011
The 2010 election was a mandate for one thing: creating jobs and strengthening our economy for the long term. I heard that message loud and clear from New York families in every corner of our state, and I am working with my colleagues in Congress on solutions that will help create good-paying jobs...
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