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Breastfeeding Stories: Meet Christina

August 2, 2016
Christina is from Pennsylvania. She shared her story in one of our storybooks (Paid Family Leave: A Solid Step Toward the First Food). This is her story... I unexpectedly became pregnant with my second child shortly after starting a new job in 2002. When it came time to let my boss in on the news...
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Breastfeeding... What Breasts are Really For

August 1, 2016
Breasts are made to nourish our babies and help them grow, despite what pop culture tries to tell women, breastfeeding is what breasts are really for.
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#MilitaryMonday: Modernizing Our Military Parental Leave

August 1, 2016
Less than two years ago, I was blessed to become a mother. I wasn’t sure I’d ever be able to have children. Like many military women, I waited to try. When I became a helicopter pilot, I was usually the only woman in all-male units—and in that highly competitive world I didn’t want to take any time...
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Kicking Off National Breastfeeding Month! #RisersNBM16

August 1, 2016
Currently on my mind: Editorial calendars Moms Meetups Play date scheduling Purging Packing Providing additional documents to loan officer Block off 3 hours to do the kid's hair NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING MONTH! Yes, yes, y'all. It. Is. Time! Can you tell I'm excited? I've been waiting for this day...
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Inclusion and Opportunity

July 12, 2016
Shortly after I was born, I was diagnosed with rare form of childhood eye cancer, leaving me blind in one eye. The cancer returned again and, although the doctors were able to save my life, they were not able to save my eyesight and I became completely blind by age 8. As I think back to that time...
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Reflections on The United State of Women Summit

June 22, 2016
From Vice President Biden's call to action challenging all of us (women *and* men) to help bring an end to violence against women to Michelle Obama and Oprah's *real* conversation about the fallacy women face to have and do it all, The United State of Women Summit, convened by the White House, has...
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What works in fighting poverty?

June 16, 2016
Poverty has been in the news a lot lately. Two years ago we marked the 50th anniversary of LBJ’s famous War on Poverty. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which supplanted Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). And a GOP task...
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The Making of Breastfeeding Controversy

June 14, 2016
Last summer I had a chance to sit down in a indoor playground cafe and share my unfortunate workplace nursing story with Jennifer Grayson , an author, journalist, columnist, and a leading expert on environmental issues. She is also a mother of two. At that time she was working on a book about the...
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Time to Give Congress a Summer Reading Assignment

June 7, 2016
Question: What do Facebook, the U.S. Navy, and New York State all have in common? Answer: In the last year, each took real steps to expand working families' access to paid family leave, and we know that access to paid family leave is one of the best ways to boost breastfeeding rates! Wahoo! And...
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RSVP: Austin Moms Meetup about Paid Family Leave!

June 2, 2016
Right now, 1 in 4 employed mothers in the United States are back at work just TWO WEEKS after giving birth because they don’t have access to paid family leave. This puts parents in an impossible and unfair bind. But the good news is that paid family leave is being discussed more than ever by major...
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