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Parents: Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First (or How to Raise Healthier Children)

December 18, 2015
We all need support, no matter who we are. As a pediatrician, CEO and a mom, I am constantly juggling priorities, schedules and child care. Some days are just plain hard and I’ve learned that the only way to get through the tough days and weeks is to practice self care. Self care is about how we...
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Wow, You Did All THAT in 2015? MomsRising WINS!

December 17, 2015
Sometimes it’s hard to see the many ways that small actions like signing a petition, sharing your personal experience, making a call, attending a local meeting, or playing a MomsVote debate game on social media add up over time and make a big difference. They do. Because we are MomsRising together...
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Rituals: Why I Love Them & Why They Matter

December 16, 2015
Recently my extended family got into a bit of a heated mess around a long-time Christmas giving tradition and how best –or even why— we should carry it out. It really crystalized for me how key these touchstones are for me and my family. Rituals and traditions are what give life meaning. They...
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Paring down Paris: What's it mean for families?

December 14, 2015
OK, so Julie and I didn’t actually storm the podium at the international climate change talks in Paris. But we are elated that a historic decision was reached there which lays the foundation for justice and hope for all of the world’s people. The Paris Agreement holds great promise for families in...
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Pregnant in Prison on Human Rights Day

December 10, 2015
In 2012, Nicole G. was left to give birth alone in a Texas jail cell. Her baby’s umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck and the baby died. This week, the county government decided to settle Nicole’s lawsuit rather than take its chances in court. The settlement “saves my client a lot more...
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Breastfeeding Moms Need a Break (literally!)

December 8, 2015
There are those moments in motherhood, you know the ones, that are permanently etched in memory. I can still vividly recall the trek from my sleek office to my car to pump breast milk. This walk, which felt both stressful and shameful, was necessary because my office space had no place for me to...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Struggling to Conceive

December 4, 2015
This week we had 2 great guests: the Preeclampsia Foundation and the Office on Women's Health . Let's get to it! There are loads of great resources here!
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Health Insurance Is Key to Addressing Native American Health Disparities

December 3, 2015
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time for the country to remember and honor the histories, contributions, and struggles of the 566 federally recognized tribes and the 5.4 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) living in the United States. November is also the first month...
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A Special Match for #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2015
You gave thanks. You ate delicious food. You got deals. Now, it’s time to give back! Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day of celebrating and supporting the causes that matter most to us – like making the world a better, safer, more just place for women, moms and families. To mark this day,...
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Progress on oral health care with #NativeHeroes in Washington state

November 30, 2015
“Alaska has seen great success in solving a native problem with a native solution. We want to export that success to our community, [with] a Swinomish provider serving the Swinomish community in a dental clinic built by the Tribe on our land.”
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