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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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A Teachable Moment About the U.S. Election - Thanks to Foreign News

November 5, 2012
Driving this morning with my nine year-old, as we half-listened to the BBC news on the radio, yielded a nice teachable moment. They advertised their round-the-clock election coverage of the U.S. Presidential race. It sounded momentous and a little urgent. I took their tone for granted, but I’m glad...
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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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Latina Moms Leading their Families to the Voting Booth

October 15, 2012
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...
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It’s Time for Domestic Work to be Recognized as Real Work.

October 11, 2012
A few weeks ago, actor and mom Amy Poehler made a video supporting the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Amy balances being a mom with a career as an actor, writer, and producer. In the video she explains: “it wouldn’t be possible for me to do all those things without the help that I get...
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How a World Map Can Feed the Spirit and the Body

October 9, 2012
These small steps toward mindful compassion we take today can open up a whole new world – perhaps one that is less focused on our boundaries and more on our possibilities. Bonus: a second give-away!
Homa Tavangar's picture

A Surprising Issue Will Change the Way Moms Vote in 2012

October 2, 2012
This op-ed originally appeared in ABC News / Univision . Lily Eskelsen is a mother, grandmother and teacher with 20 years of classroom experience. While she's not an immigrant, she has passionate views on immigration because many of her students have dealt with the struggles of being undocumented...
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Raising Kids Who Care

September 25, 2012
It was one of those mornings when I was in a hurry, but the universe had other plans. I sat my groggy four-year old down with a buttered bagel so I could rush to get ready while she ate, but when I came running back to her, I saw that she had placed a favorite coffee-table book in front of her and...
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Deporting Loving Moms Hurts Us All

September 21, 2012
My three daughters are asleep in their rooms as I write this. I was fortunate to eat dinner with them, help them with their homework, and read them a bedtime story this evening. But many immigrant mothers in the US are being cruelly and forcefully torn away from their children. As a mom, I am...
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Lack of Paid Sick Days for Immigrant Caregivers Risky For Workers, U.S. Economy

September 5, 2012
SAN CARLOS, Calif. – Considering that Paula Osorio has multiple jobs and no paid sick days, the nosebleed could not have come at a worse time: right before her shift caring for an elderly woman in a private home. In a nursing home or hospital, she would be able to lean on other caregivers. But the...
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