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Childcare & Early Education

Would You Let Your Daughter Be a Green Beauty Queen?

May 13, 2009
I’ve never been a big fan of pageants. The social and gender implications are a bit disturbing to me. Add in the environmental and health impacts of conventional cosmetics and the textile and fashion industry and the whole event becomes antithetical to almost every value I hold dear. Needless to...

Home visiting programs reduce child abuse in difficult times

April 28, 2009
Ruth Schubert, Children's Alliance The stress of a newborn baby can be difficult for any family. Poverty, youth, depression or isolation can make that stress overwhelming.

Ho Hos, Twinkies: Can we be healthier than children today?

April 24, 2009
Twinkies, Ho Hos, and Fritos! Given how many times my friends and I ate these goodies growing up, it is truly shocking to learn that today children ages 6-11 are four times more likely to be obese than children were a generation ago. [1] Four! What's going on!?
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Army Mom Shows Up for Duty with Kids -- A Stunt or Act of Necessity?

March 4, 2009
Lisa Pagan, a former active duty member of the Army and mother of two toddlers, was called up from the "ready reserves" to report for duty this week for possible deployment to Iraq. She told the Army that she had no one to care for her small children if she was sent overseas because of her husband's travel work schedule.
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Next Up: Economic Recovery for Families, Not Just Banks!

February 2, 2009
Whoa baby! We're breathless here at MomsRising.
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Broadcast Dysfunction: Sex, Violence, Alcohol, and the NFL

January 30, 2009
It’s early Sunday afternoon, and your family is gathered around the flat screen to take in the day’s biggest football game. There are snacks, cheers, jeers, great plays, and heartbreaking fumbles, all before the first commercial break.
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Afterschool For All

January 29, 2009
The hours after school are often rife with worry as moms and dads struggle to cobble together safe and adequate childcare arrangements. As a mom, I constantly worry about what is best for my daughters after school. Safety is key, but it is not enough.
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When is the "big business" of child care too big for our little kids?

August 11, 2008
As a family child care provider and entrepreneur of sorts, I know that parents depend on me to support their families and to make sure their young children begin school ready to learn.

Webcast Today on Teen Internet Use!

July 23, 2008
I am blogging today on behalf of Cox Communications in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to inform everyone about a very special webcast event coming up this Wednesday, July 23rd. Millions of tweens and teens surf the Internet every day, and they often know more about the Web than their parents, guardians and even teachers.

School Lunch Prices Spike With Fuel Costs

June 9, 2008
The implications of rising fuel costs extend beyond drivers. Even the cost of school lunches will spike this fall as food and gas prices have risen and federal subsidies have not kept up with the added costs, according to an article on School districts across the country are feeling the pinch. From the MSNBC article:
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