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Moms turn out in force for clean air

Moms turn out in force for clean air

Posted July 31st, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Causes, Green, Health, Politics

Moving to DC nearly 14 years ago was a conscious decision; I wanted to live in a place where I would be surrounded by people from all over the world, by arts and cultural institutions and by opportunities to engage in public policy activism. Since developing health issues a decade […]

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Meeting Maryland Moms Demand Action

Posted October 29th, 2013 by Aimee in Causes, Health, News, Parenting, Politics

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 […]

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Who’s the Snob?

Posted March 1st, 2012 by Sue Wagner in News, Politics

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 […]

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The US Census Bureau Says Dads Are The Same As Nannies

Posted February 16th, 2012 by Rebekah in News, Politics

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 […]

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Drinking + Driving + Motherhood = Recipe for Disaster

Posted January 5th, 2012 by J.J. Newby in News, Politics

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, […]

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2012: the (Montgomery County) year of the bag

Posted January 3rd, 2012 by Robin (noteverstill) in Around Town, Green, Politics

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 […]

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The Right To Breastfeed

Posted December 15th, 2011 by Rebekah in News, Politics

The Right To Breastfeed

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 […]

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King Football–What Are We Telling Our Kids?

Posted November 10th, 2011 by Amie Adams in News, Politics

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 […]

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