Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Real Breastfeeding Scandal

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post. _______________________   Last year, Time magazine’s “Are You Mom Enough?” cover practically shouted “Scandal! Women breastfeeding too long!”   The unforgettable image stirred up controversy and I’m sure it sold magazines. But are moms and kids any better off?   Now, imagine funneling all that outrage [...]

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Finding Hope in Haiti

I expected to be disappointed. Disappointed that more had not been done; disappointed that there were still families living in squalor in tent cities; disappointed that there was still no education or health system; disappointed that there wasn’t more progress. And while I saw things that made me frustrated and angry on my fourth trip [...]

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Sign our Petition to Keep America’s Kids Safe

In 1987,  Congress created a National Commission on Children tasked with assessing the status of children and families in America.  This three-year Commission created some of the most meaningful and influential policies for children in modern American history, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, and the creation of the Children’s Health [...]

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