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Hundreds of Women Bring Heat Storm to NY City Hall for #PaidSickDays

July 20, 2012
The security guards at New York City Hall were overwhelmed, not only by the 107 degree heat index, but also by the constant bustle of hundreds of women equally hot about the conditions of working women. “Only five at a time!” they yelled to the crowded line desperate to get out of the sun and...
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When a Stork Visited Congress

July 11, 2012
The sun is out, children are splashing in pools, and people are, er... getting sick. That's right. Everyone gets sick at some point in their lives from a cold, to a cough, or even worse. But did you know that not everyone has a chance to get better? A whopping 40 million people in the United States...
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Take Action To Help Pass Sick Days For All

July 8, 2012
40 million people in the United States don’t have access to a single paid sick day. In fact, nearly 80% of low wage workers and 40% of private sector workers don't have access to a single paid sick day. And this means that many people have little choice but to go to work sick--rather than staying...
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An Introduction to Paid Time Off Banks

June 8, 2012
Many people have heard of Paid Time Off (PTO) banks, but the contours of such policies are often little understood, especially outside the human resources world. To shed light on PTO banks, CLASP and the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) have released a report using Bureau of Labor...
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Breakfast in Bed is Nice, but a Seat at the Table is Invaluable.

May 11, 2012
Meet Annie Spiegelman, a Bay Area mom who blogs as " The Dirt Diva " on matters of love, gardening, and cultivating a healthy planet. Just in time for Mother's Day, Annie shares her interview with Rachel's Network Co-Director Laurie Syms on the evidence that women in Congress, regardless of party,...
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TIME: Ask the RIGHT questions!

May 11, 2012
TIME Magazine just became another self-appointed arbiter of “Mommy Judgment” by trying to inflame the Mommy Wars with their exploitative cover of a young mother standing like a mudflap girl and breastfeeding her 3, maybe 4 year old. The byline: “Are you Mom enough?” The answer is, as soon as you...
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VIDEO: We made something just for you :)

May 10, 2012
Do your kids argue? Or did they when they were younger? Here's a hilarious Mother's Day fantasy just for you! Click here: http://www.momsdaycard.com/index2.php Happy nearly Mother's Day!!! - Kristin, Joan, Monifa, Elisa, Ashley, Nanette, Sarah, Julie, Sarah, Anita, Ruth, Claire, Donna, Mary, and...
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Celebrating Mother's Day, Networked Moms & Powerful Writing

May 10, 2012
This Mother's Day we're celebrating the fact that moms are now networked and engaged in ways unimaginable just a decade ago. More than 36 million women are now active in the blogosphere, either publishing or reading blogs. And, by the end of this year, more than 90 percent of moms with kids under...
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Earth Week is for Mothers

April 25, 2012
by Rachel Sarnoff, Executive Director & CEO Healthy Child Healthy World www.healthychild.org Happiest Babies Are Soothed by 5 S’s Can simple soothing take the place of sugar? That was the takeaway from a new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics. In a study involving more than 200...

Is it over already? The Debate about Women and Work Lasted Less than a Week

April 17, 2012
Cross posted with author permission from the Huffington Post . Wow. So many readers of my last blog post thought I was endorsing Rick Santorum, his policy prescriptions and all the anti-gay and anti-women statements he has made when I wrote that I’d miss him in the Presidential contest. Not at all...
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