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Touring with a blonde, twenty-one year old Olympic Gold medalist can be hard on a woman’s ego. Especially if that woman is of a certain age and considers yoga a contact sport. (Sneeze, and you’ll blow me right into my 40th birthday and out of my hard-earned bird of paradise yoga position.)
By the time the next President is in the third year of his or her term, my teenagers will be eligible for the draft. Believe me, we're watching the candidates' closely when it comes to their views on war -- and arguing about them. If your family's anything like ours, you're probably talking campaign, election, and issues around the dinner table, too.
The candidates are all talking about Change (with a big "C"), and we applaud them for that because real families need real change. Now let's get the candidates talking about how exactly they're going to make those Changes.
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Jessica DeGroot from The Third Path Institute and I have recently been discussing some of the factors that help dads get more involved with their families. Here's #1 on her list:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a major step forward for equality in our country. It leveled the playing field for tens of thousands of workers and opened the door to new opportunities. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s Ledbetter decision has become a road block to the workplace equality that Congress intended to achieve with the Civil Rights Act more than 40 years ago.
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MomsRising members came out to the Republican and Democrat debates last week to show the strong support in California for healthcare for all kids. It was a terrific time -- and exciting for this staff person to get some face-to-face time with our fabulous members in CA! See below for notes from the field and pictures of our efforts!
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BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY? Frogs are a semi-aquatic variety of the proverbial canary in the coal mine. Frogs are visibly sensitive to pollutants in their environment. Hermaphrodite frogs, five legged frogs and dwarfed frogs are being correlated with man made chemicals that are polluting in...
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Cross-posted at MotherTalkers . There has been much hoopla surrounding toys recalled for safety reasons. But are the legislators and industry actually doing something about it? Parents magazine recently released a full report:
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After watching the debates, tell us how the Democratic and/or Republican candidates scored on your MomsRising Candidate Bingo card! (Don't have a Bingo card yet? Get yours by clicking here.) Who scored highest? Lowest? Who surprised you?
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