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What works in fighting poverty?

June 16, 2016
Poverty has been in the news a lot lately. Two years ago we marked the 50th anniversary of LBJ’s famous War on Poverty. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which supplanted Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). And a GOP task...
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Labor-HHS-Education Bill Moves in the Senate

June 16, 2016
On Thursday, June 9, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed (29-1) the FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (Labor-HHS-Ed) spending bill, the first bipartisan Labor-HHS-Ed bill in seven years. The measure would provide $161.9 billion in discretionary (annually appropriated) funding, $270 million below FY16 levels and $2 billion below President Obama’s request.
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My initiation into summer

June 14, 2016
Yesterday a dear friend and I met up for a Nia class. She has three teenagers, so it’s precious time when we get to connect. We got the date wrong, the studio was empty and we found ourselves sitting in the hot car deciding what to do next. Should we scan our FB invites for an activity, take a walk...
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The Making of Breastfeeding Controversy

June 14, 2016
Last summer I had a chance to sit down in a indoor playground cafe and share my unfortunate workplace nursing story with Jennifer Grayson , an author, journalist, columnist, and a leading expert on environmental issues. She is also a mother of two. At that time she was working on a book about the...
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Zika has arrived in the US! Tell Congress: Take action!

June 8, 2016
The Zika virus has officially arrived in the U.S. There are now 472 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the U.S. and while all the infections so far have been contracted or associated with travel to South or Central America, there is reason for concern: A few days ago we learned that two babies...
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Climb out of the Darkness this June to end stigma around postpartum mental health

June 8, 2016
Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event dedicated to raising awareness of maternal mental health, removing stigma from postpartum depression, and building a strong community of support for mothers. Climb Out of the Darkness is held on or near the longest day of...
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Comprehensive sexuality education: the sexual assault prevention we need

June 7, 2016
As high school seniors graduate, many will begin to pack, gather information and mentally prepare for a major life transition. But there’s an important part of college life that many might overlook: Sexual assault has reached staggering proportions in this country, especially among high school and...
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Self-care & risk-taking: tea with Jennifer Louden

June 7, 2016
When I was about to release the first edition of The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life in 2005, I reached out to a few wise voices for an endorsement. Jennifer Louden was at the top of my list. Not only did she write a glowing review, she continued...
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#MilitaryMonday: Zoë's Story

June 6, 2016
My daughter Zoë is a 2-year-old toddler who is unfortunately fighting a battle against a unique brain tumor. Her fight started when she was just 15 months old and her doctors spoke one word... cancer! At the time our family lived in Honolulu, Hawaii where her father was stationed with the US Army...
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3 ways to slow down this summer

May 31, 2016
One of my touchstones for gauging how fast–or slow–I’m living, is noticing if I have a vase of fresh herbs and flowers on my desk. When I’m living the life I desire, I create the time to meander in my garden and pick colorful, fragrant flowers and plants to enjoy in my office. What’s your...
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