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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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It's Not a "Mommy War," It's a War on Moms

April 14, 2012
There is no question that Hilary Rosen should have chosen her words more carefully when she said that Ann Romney, mother of five sons, " never worked a day in her life ." Raising children is work. It's immensely rewarding work, but it's work just the same. Ann Romney is justifiably proud of the...
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On Ann Romney and the “War on Moms”

April 14, 2012
There is no question that Hilary Rosen should have chosen her words more carefully when she said that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” As an organization representing moms of all political persuasions across the country and run by moms, we at MomsRising know well that raising children...
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3 Keys to Making Unlimited Vacation Policies Actually Work

March 26, 2012
The concept of unlimited vacation or “no vacation policy” is becoming a popular idea . Large companies like IBM, HubSpot, and Netflix have kicked the standard two-week vacation policy to the curb. Over the years, we’ve worked with many organization, big and small, to help them implement a Results-...
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OJ, humidifiers, and 40 million Americans

March 20, 2012
I'm a mom of two small kids. So germs, coughs, colds, viruses and I are all on a first name basis ("Well, hello there, RSV . I'd hoped to miss you this time around!"). And I've developed a routine for dealing with all manner of ailments whether they be child or adult-sized: Break out the...
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Working Parents Need Protections Now

March 5, 2012
Ever wonder what happens to a worker who becomes disabled for weeks from injuries in a car accident? Or the worker who has a baby but no maternity leave? Or the worker whose parent, suffering from Alzheimer's, falls and hits his head and can no longer live alone? Here's what happens, and neither...
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7 Health Benefits Your Wellness Program Doesn't Have

March 5, 2012
Does your office have a gym? Do you have group exercise classes, weigh-ins, nutrition experts, and incentive programs for staying healthy? Wellness programs are a hot topic right now. Naturally, with out-of-control health care and insurance costs, companies are looking for ways to save money and...
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#BeTheHelp on Oscar Night

February 23, 2012
Photo: Mimi Ho, member of Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association, with her children, her friend's child and their nanny, Xiao Ying, who cares for them. Like the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving, Oscar night is a night of American togetherness. On February 26, we'll all be serving up...

“Still Sick in the City”: NYC Report Shows Urgency for Paid Sick Days

February 15, 2012
New York may be known for sex in the city, but Nancy Rankin at the Community Service Society of NY (CSSNY) has written a compelling report on a seamier topic: the unacceptably high percentages of New Yorkers without paid sick days, and the consequences for workers, their families, and for the...
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