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Meeting Maryland Moms Demand Action

by Aimee October 29, 2013 Causes

I recently had the opportunity to attend a house party to meet and get to know the women (and men!) leading the Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Like so many others, I was devastated by Newtown. I was outraged by Trayvon Martin. But if I’m honest with myself, I […]

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Maryland Bans Employers from Asking for Social Media Passwords

by Aimee April 16, 2012 News

When I was looking for a new job last summer, I Googled myself to see what potential employers would see if they Googled me. Quite frankly, I expected that a potential employer who liked my resume, or with whom I had an initial interview would Google me. If I was hiring someone, I’d do it. […]

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Who’s the Snob?

by Sue Wagner March 1, 2012 News

Last weekend, Rick Santorum called President Barack Obama a snob for wanting every American to have the opportunity to go to college. For a little context here, Rick Santorum has an undergraduate degree from Penn State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a law degree from Dickinson School of Law. He’s the […]

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The US Census Bureau Says Dads Are The Same As Nannies

by Rebekah February 16, 2012 News

Last week, the NY Times Motherlode blog reported that the US Census Bureau doesn’t consider what dads do with kids actual parenting. Instead it’s a child care arrangement. According to the new census report “Who’s Minding The Kids?,” the Census Bureau assumes the mother is the “designated parent” and any time she is not caring […]

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Drinking + Driving + Motherhood = Recipe for Disaster

by J.J. Newby January 5, 2012 News

I like to call it “The Daddy Hour.” It’s that period of time when Mom’s patience has worn thin, and Dad isn’t home from work yet to take on the second shift of parenting. That’s when Twitter and Facebook start crackling with “Mommy needs a glass of wine” updates. Usually they are jokes, a way to vent, and […]

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2012: the (Montgomery County) year of the bag

by Robin (noteverstill) January 3, 2012 Around Town

image via wokka On Sunday, after the wine glasses from the last toasts of 2011 were washed and your black-eyed peas enjoyed, you started planning for re-entry back into everyday life. Work and school beckon, you’ll have a fresh resolution to try weekly menu planning in your mind, and you’ll find yourself making a list […]

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The Right To Breastfeed

by Rebekah December 15, 2011 News

A DC area woman recently filed a report with the D.C Office of Human Rights after an incident in which she was asked not to breastfeed in a corridor at the DMV. According to her recounting of events, she first attempted to nurse while sitting on the floor of the hallway and when told by […]

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Interview with PunditMom: Author, Social Media & Women in Politics Expert

by monicasakala November 14, 2011 Politics

One reason I love living in DC is we are surrounded by amazing, intelligent and highly motivated women. They are our neighbors, friends and peers. And falling into this category is most definitely Joanne Bamberger, well known nationally as PunditMom and author of the book “Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics […]

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King Football–What Are We Telling Our Kids?

by Amie Adams November 10, 2011 News

My teenager received a suspension last week.  It was a stupid thing.  He and his friends discovered that erasers + metal rulers + friction = burning hot rulers and then promptly burned each other with them.  Not smart.  The Fairfax County school system has a zero-tolerance policy in terms of violence against students regardless of […]

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Can Michael Pollan Help Me Stay Away from Halloween Candy?

by Robin (noteverstill) November 3, 2011 Food

Last week I heard Michael Pollan speak at Strathmore. Known for his books The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food and Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual among others, Pollan is a leading expert on America’s eating habits and food industry. And I’ll be the first to tell you, I hope without sounding too school-girl crush […]

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