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Road Trip to See the President

April 24, 2015
It’s hard to explain how it felt to be so close and hear President Obama talking about the issues moms deal with in our own lives every day. How empowering it was to feel like we have a leader who actually gets the struggles families face. What it meant to have a President speaking from his own experience of watching his grandmother hit the glass ceiling and of what he hopes for his own daughters. It was vindicating and energizing and hopeful all at once. But, strange as it sounds to say it, the three-hour road trip each way was just as powerful in its own way.
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It’s Not You, It’s The System. (Which Is Why Activism Is The Only Answer)

April 22, 2015
The inspiration for my upcoming novel, Wishful Thinking , about an overburdened, overscheduled and scantily supported divorced mother of two, came when I was reading the Harry Potter books with my older son. I was enjoying them immensely, and thought, “If I could give someone like me a superpower,...
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Why I Love Tax Season (and why Congress should keep making it lovable)

April 17, 2015
This year, thank to the Child and Dependent Care Credit, I saved $400. How far can $400 go? For my family, it equals to one week of mortgage, or two weeks of groceries, or five weeks of gasoline. It may not sound much, but is indeed very helpful. Coincidentally (and unfortunately), I had an accident just a couple of weeks ago. I was hit from behind by an unlicensed driver. My 22-month-old was in the car when the accident happened. Since the other party was not licensed nor insured, I had to pay for the damage with my own insurance. I have a $500 collision deductible and the $400 child care credit kicked in just in time to help me fix my car and replace my baby’s infant car seat.
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Head Smacker: House Gives Millions of Dollars More to Wealthiest 5,000 Families

April 17, 2015
By repealing the estate tax, the House is giving millions to the wealthy and adding billions to the deficit, instead of helping those who need it most.
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Why I'm glad to pay my taxes

April 17, 2015
This week found my husband and I scrambling to make sure we had all of our I’s dotted and our T’s crossed as we hurried to make sure we had our taxes filed on time. As he sat watching us from the couch, my almost ten-year old remarked about what a bummer it is to have to pay taxes. His sister...
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Walking Backwards Through the Grocery Store

April 16, 2015
Yesterday my son and I went for a bike ride to the park and decided to swing by the grocery store on our way home to pick up a few things. When we went to check out I realized that I didn't bring my wallet to the park. We put back our groceries and my son was laughing about how it was his first...
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Tell Congress: Tax breaks for working families, not corporations!

April 15, 2015
Today is Tax Day! This is the perfect opportunity to remind Congress to support and strengthen tax breaks for working families, not just wealthy corporations. Write Congress today and tell them to support the EITC and Child Tax Credit.
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What Would You Buy With Your 23 Cents?

April 14, 2015
Working women are shorted 23 cents for every dollar a man makes. On its own, 23 cents doesn’t sound like much. Sure it’s wrong that women still are paid only 77 cents on the man’s dollar. But what can 23 cents buy? How about a nice house? A private college education for four kids? Twelve brand new...
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Win my 2015 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway!

April 14, 2015
This Mother’s Day win our 2015 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway and enjoy nurturing relaxation, nourishment, empowering coaching, inspiration, plus tools/resources/Renee's favorite self-renewal products and services for an entire year! The $1,850 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway for...
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Why Tax Day Is Something to Look Forward to for Moms

April 14, 2015
Tax Day is April 15th and millions of families around the country are depending on the tax break they receive through the EITC to pay for things like car repairs, mortgage payments, medicine for their children, and clothes. Listen to these 3 moms on why the EITC is so important.
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