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Michelle Obama on Work-Life Balance

May 12, 2009
Cross-posted at MotherTalkers . Glad to see we have a first lady focused on the plight of working families. In a recent speech before corporate executives, Michelle Obama addressed the internal conflict faced by many working parents trying to have it all -- or simply make ends meet -- and why...
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Home visiting programs reduce child abuse in difficult times

April 28, 2009
Ruth Schubert, Children's Alliance The stress of a newborn baby can be difficult for any family. Poverty, youth, depression or isolation can make that stress overwhelming.

Army Mom Shows Up for Duty with Kids -- A Stunt or Act of Necessity?

March 4, 2009
Lisa Pagan, a former active duty member of the Army and mother of two toddlers, was called up from the "ready reserves" to report for duty this week for possible deployment to Iraq. She told the Army that she had no one to care for her small children if she was sent overseas because of her husband's travel work schedule.
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Equal Opportunity In Employment Commission

February 3, 2009
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (named after the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. employee who sued too late for equal pay) was signed into law on January 29, 2009. It allows employees to challenge pay discrimination by filing a claim within 180 days of discriminatory conduct (payment of discriminatory wages, with each paycheck treated as
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