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When Companies Help Making Life Easier for Breastfeeding Moms

January 14, 2016
Frequent travel is part of my job. When still breastfeeding, I often flew to work with my breast pump and storage bags; flew home with my breast milk in coolers. During that 30 months, my dear pump and coolers have been to Los Angeles, Phoenix, Columbus, Austin, Taipei, and other cities with me...
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Turning 50

January 12, 2016
“Now I see that the journey was never meant to lead to some new and improved version of me; that it has always been about coming home to who I already am.” ― Katrina Kenison, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment I was elated last week to turn 50. My husband makes fun of me. He says I'm...
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New Jersey Passes Bill to Limit Shackling of Women in Labor

January 11, 2016
On the last day of the legislative session, New Jersey lawmakers enacted a measure to limit the use of restraints on women during labor and childbirth. The Assembly voted 75-0, following a 39-0 vote in the Senate earlier in the year. It is now up to Governor Chris Christie to decide whether to sign...
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#NHPrimaryConcerns - join the conversation

January 7, 2016
New Hampshire gets a lot of attention these days, with so many candidates running around the state it is hard to avoid the hordes of media that are hot on their tails. However, I ask you this - Are they talking about what you are interested in? Every Child Matters and MomsRising want to make sure...
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4 Ways to Schedule Time for Reflection

January 6, 2016
I relish this time of year: my birthday is Jan. 7th (I’m excited to celebrate my big 5-0!), winter beckons us to nest, hibernate and slow down, I love the rich spiritual tapestry of the holy season and of course, we’re given the opportunity to begin anew; to start over again with a fresh clean...
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Moms Meetups coming your way in 2016!

January 6, 2016
It’s the New Year and we've got a new experiment we'd like to do with you (yes, you!). We've had a ton of requests recently to have a way for our members to gather together in-person, offline, in a regular way to talk about important current topics and hang out with other cool, secret superhero...
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¡Ahora todo empieza a encajar!

January 5, 2016
¿Quién les quitaría a los niños de bajos recursos el acceso a servicios de salud? La respuesta puede sorprenderte . Cuando era una madre soltera desempleada, tratando de lanzar mi propio negocio, CHIP (sigla en inglés del Programa de Seguro Médico para Niños) cubría la atención médica de mi pequeña...
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Nope. No Way. Not On My Watch.

December 28, 2015
Who would take healthcare away from low-income kids? You’d be surprised. When I was an unemployed single mom, attempting to start a business, CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) covered medical care for my young daughter, who was diagnosed with frightening febrile seizures at 19 months. CHIP...
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New York Expands the Rights of Pregnant Women Not to Be Shackled

December 22, 2015
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed into law a measure that greatly expands protection against the inhumane and risky practice of restraining women when they are pregnant or have recently had a baby. Although New York enacted a law in 2009 to prevent the use of restraints on women...
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Who (or What) Most Needs Your Attention?

December 22, 2015
I recently had the curtain lifted around a key piece of my business. An expensive project I worked on with a business partner over a year ago wasn’t executed well and it was becoming increasingly clear it needed to be addressed. I was angry, frustrated and confused at how this had happened. Then I...
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