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"Safety" has now become the latest excuse for a college trying to duck responsibility for childcare. Ogeechee Technical College president Dawn Cartee announced the closure of the campus childcare center in Statesboro, GA, arguing that colleges are dangerous places for small kids. In a March 28 letter to parents, according to an article in The Statesboro Herald, Cartee wrote:
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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, and I also wrote about it on my Mojo Mom blog
Technorati Profile I was driving the other day and suddenly thought how luxurious it felt to focus on one task. All I had to do was drive safely! In fact, it’s the law that I pay attention to the road at all times. What a cakewalk!
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Hey there! It's been a while since I've blogged here but here's something worth sharing. I don't usually quote from comments people leave when they join our project's mailing list, but the one we received this morning was so eloquent and heartfelt, it really needs to be shared. Even more importantly, it comes from a mom who 'gets it.'
At my baby shower, a friend gave me a onesie that says "I love you Mommy!" She explained, "Your baby won't be able to say it yet, but you'll need to hear it!"
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The image of Silda Wall Spitzer--corporate lawyer, mother of three, and wife of now former New York Governor--standing silently next to her husband as he publicly confessed is now etched in our national consciousness.
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"It is not possession of a womb that now holds women back, but its use." That's a line from a brilliant article published earlier this week in the British magazine New Statesman. As journalist Richard Reeves explains, in Britain the pay gap between men and women is virtually gone, until they become parents.
In New Jersey, a broad coalition of organizations including MomsRising is in the final stages of passing Family Leave Insurance. This is terrific news that has important national implications.
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The following is the first of a series of essays which discuss the 5 founding principles of Mothers Acting Up , a national non-profit organization which exists to inspire and mobilize mothers to advocate on behalf of the world’s children.
On International Women's Day Saturday, I started thinking about moms around the world and then moms in our own United States of America. As the mother of four children, I've spent a lot of time over the years breastfeeding babies, and so I wondered: Why do moms in the U.S. still lack a guarantee of some paid maternity leave so they have time to bond with their bundles-of-joy?
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