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New High Rates of Cesarean Section and Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM)

March 27, 2009
Why does the reality of everyday, routine care for birthing women diverge so radically from best-evidence practice?

Normal child development: time is the prescription

March 22, 2009
Pediatricians see the problem every day in their offices: so many apparently well babies, so inconsolably fretful; not sleeping well; not feeding well, or feeding too much. So many toddlers whose behavior is out of control: obstinate, hyperactive; real temper tantrum factories. Could it be ADHD? Or bipolar disorder? At such a young age?

"Case Against Breastfeeding" Overlooks Big Dirty Secret

March 17, 2009
Here’s what Hanna Rosin is missing in "The Case Against Breastfeeding" : Moms are being urged to breastfeed but set up to fail.

Paid Maternity Leave: breastfeeding won't work without it

February 26, 2009
There’s no question among health experts that breastfeeding is best for babies.

More Men Taking Care of Elderly Parents

December 2, 2008
In case you missed it, the New York Times ran a feature about men who care for their elderly parents. Nearly 40 percent of men are their family's primary care provider up from 19 percent in 1996, according to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Excuse Me, Senator McCain -- What I Want for my Daughter Isn't About Being Liberal or Conservative

October 20, 2008
As the mother of a daughter, there are things I want for my eight-year-old especially when she becomes a woman -- things that I was lucky to have, but that generations before me didn't. Interestingly, John McCain, as the father of daughters, doesn't seem to want those same things.

Bush Says New Moms and Their Babies Cost Too Much

June 24, 2008
When it was time to travel to China to bring home our little PunditBaby , I was working at a large government agency in a pretty senior position.

One Step Toward Paid Leave for All

June 19, 2008
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives got us one step closer to paid family leave for every working family in the country.

Moms Take on School Calendar

June 10, 2008
The moment my now 10-year-old daughter started kindergarten, I knew that school schedules were a missing piece of the work/family puzzle. From the assemblies at 11:00 a.m. that only a handful of parents can attend to the countless days when children are off or released early from school, sometimes it’s hard to believe we’re living in the 21st century.

Paid family leave victory in New Jersey!

April 11, 2008
Great news this week -- thanks to your hard work, New Jersey is poised to become the third state in the nation with paid family leave. The NJ State Senate passed the bill 21-15 after receiving over 63,000 (yes that's 63 THOUSAND) letters as part of a major MomsRising campaign. That's what I call "naptime activism" in action! Learn more about the campaign behind this success story here on MomsRising.org, and I also wrote about it on my Mojo Mom blog

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