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All God's Children

(43) Comments | Posted March 8, 2010 | 9:28 AM

In my town, a preschool child has been expelled from Sacred Heart School, not for behavior or because payment is remiss, but because the child's parents are lesbian. This turns out to be the gravest offense, according to the Denver Archdiocese and the pastor of the church, Father Bill. "Same-sex...

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How to Save U.S. Money and Children's Lives Worldwide

(5) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 9:35 AM

Invest in global vaccines now...Lower threats and costs for the U.S. later.

What I love most about my work is getting to collaborate with brilliant people. One of those folks is my colleague Kathleen Guy, the Executive Director at Global Action for Children. Global Action for Children (GAC) generates awareness,...

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Mothers Take Center Stage?

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2009 | 1:29 PM

I was told recently by a friend that the reason emotions run so high at this time of year is that there's physical and emotional clearing in preparation for the new year. And we always thought it was our families ... So what do we do with all this emotion?

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Snow Days, Pancakes, and Energy Justice

(2) Comments | Posted October 30, 2009 | 8:47 AM

Teenagers screaming “Snow Day!” from the top of their lungs at 6:30 AM is a rare occurrence for two reasons: 1) snow days are few and far between in Boulder, CO  and 2) the 13+ crowd are scarce in the pre-dawn hours. When I suggest that getting up so early...

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Swine Flu, Climate Change and a Middle-of-the-Night Tantrum

(8) Comments | Posted October 16, 2009 | 10:18 AM

My tweetdeck is pinging like crazy since I began searching entries on swine flu, more than Oprah and three times more than climate change. In face-to-face conversations, I’ve heard dozens say “I think I had the swine flu.” I haven’t once heard someone say, “I sent my Senators a letter...

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Nestlé and the Mommy Wars

(10) Comments | Posted October 7, 2009 | 3:52 PM

Let it be known that mothers are a powerful force to be reckoned with and Nestlé knows it. Last week, Nestlé flew a group of mom bloggers (with a couple of dads) to Pasadena to check out some new products. Never mind the fancy hotel, fine dining, or the Omaha...

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