I’m preparing to launch a new nonprofit organization in Austin this week focused on supporting parents of teens; the underlying premise: community is medicine. I have many motivations for starting this initiative, but ultimately I have experienced how life-changing it can be to have a support network when going through a challenging life stage. But asking for and receiving [...]
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The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011
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No matter what you are telling yourself, New Year’s has long passed. We are in Chinese New Year, we’re approaching spring -- but it’s still not too late to incorporate exercise in your and your family’s routine! Here are some of my favorite ones: 1. Frog Jumps Just like it sounds. Get down [...]
All of us want our children to flourish academically. I, a new American and one-time teen mom, am no different. Recently my son was the only first grader accepted to our local gifted program. I can't help but feel proud. Despite working two jobs and attending school full-time, I managed to engage with him in [...]
Yesterday I decided to declare my own "Take Your Child to Work" Day! It was the last day before the New Hampshire primary and nearly every candidate was within a 30 mile radius of our house, so we decided to take in the election up close and personal. While NH gets a lot of attention [...]