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Money Prep for Prospective Parents

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Bringing up baby is expensive - an average cost of $245,340 by high school graduation, according to the latest annual estimate from the U.S. Agricultu...

Hillary Clinton Wants To Give Colleges More Money To Support Child Care

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.15.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton wants to help student parents complete their degrees by raising federal funding seventeenfold for a roughly 15-year-old program with s...

This Is What Bad Childcare Looks Like...

Karin Schott | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Karin Schott

This is what bad childcare looks like: your child gets in the car and tells you that the worker was on her smart phone most of the time and not aware of what was going on with the kids in her care.

Protect Your Young Ones With These 4 Simple Rules of Sun Protection

Dr. Patricia Wexler | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Wexler

A baby's delicate skin is particularly vulnerable in the summer, and cumulative sun damage starts on day one. No pressure, parents and grandparents!

Hillary Clinton Urges Tax Cuts To Help Families Pay For Child Care

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

June 15 (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday called for a tax cut to help middle-class parents cope with ris...

Sunscreen Wars

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 06.03.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Rosas

It's summer, and that means one thing. Time for the sunscreen wars. Ask your kids why they hate having you put sunscreen on them and they'll spit their reasons out like seeds in a watermelon eating contest

'Moms as Superheros' Mantra is Hurting Our Nation

Anne Weisberg | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Anne Weisberg

We are a nation of working caregivers, with one in two children living in households were all adults are working outside the home. Yet, we still treat caregiving as a private matter, one that's primarily mom's domain.

Gender Inequality and Poverty

Asma Lateef | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Asma Lateef

President Obama's 2015 Women's History Month Proclamation recognized the contributions that women in the United States are making to the economy. It also highlighted benefits of their participation in the workforce to their families. It also recognized that we need to do much more to support working women.

Here's What the Fight for $15 Strikers Have in Common With You

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Mary Kay Henry

More than 200 cities will see strikes today. Tens of thousands of people will join in and express their support. They are people like you.

Big Winners and Big Losers in the House and Senate Republican Budgets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In the House and Senate budget proposals for fiscal year 2016, passed with only Republican votes at the end of March, there are big winners and big losers. The big winners are defense spending and contractors and very wealthy people and powerful special interests. The big losers are children, our poorest group in America, and struggling low- and middle-income families.

Jonathan Cohn

Working Parents Should Be Very Happy About This Obscure Senate Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

Something pretty remarkable happened late last month while the Senate was voting on the annual budget resolution. And it had very little to do with th...

The GOP Budget: More War on Women

Martha Burk | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

In just a few months, we'll be in an election year. If Republicans are serious about appealing to female voters, they ought to pass a budget that shows it. Otherwise all that denial that they're engaged in a war on women is just that -- talk and denial.

Girls in Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation's detention facilities, and what are we as a society going to do about it? We must all work tirelessly to give hope and a fair chance to these girls and all children by promoting policies, programs, and supports that help them and their families, especially those most at risk.

EXCLUSIVE: Obama Gives His 'Blueprint for Middle-Class Economics'

Barack Obama | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Barack Obama

America's resurgence is real. With a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production, we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth. Now we have to choose what we want that future to look like. Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well?

Progress for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On December 10th President Obama hosted a White House Summit on Early Education, bringing together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, child advocacy and elected leaders and other key stakeholders.

It's December -- Do You Know Where Your Tax Paperwork Is?

Mark Steber | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

By having all your documents in one place, you are one step closer to filing your return. Remember my first rule of tax return time? The earlier you file, the sooner you will get your refund!

Bipartisan Bill To Revamp Child Care

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama compromise legislation on Monday revamping the government's chief child care program for the ...

What I Realized When I Asked for Help

Kate Baer | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Kate Baer

Why is it so hard to ask for help? The words get stuck in my throat like a dinner roll I've inhaled without a glass of water, and I'm left dry and weary. The speeches I've rehearsed during angry cleaning are such a waste. I could have been listening to a podcast.

The Elephant at the Roundtable

Latifa Lyles | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Latifa Lyles

Enabling more women to work through improved access to child care can also help mitigate the gender wage gap for lifetime earnings.

Pre-K's Potential as Part of a Comprehensive Pro-Children Strategy

Elaine Weiss | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

The evidence is in: high-quality early childhood education works. Whether it's parenting programs for mothers of infants and toddlers, state prekindergarten, or full-time care from infancy through kindergarten, these initiatives more than pay for themselves.

Meet The Mom Who Takes Her Sitter EVERYWHERE (and 10 Reasons Why)

Lynn Perkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Have you ever scoffed at the Mom who doesn't seem to leave home without her sitter or nanny in tow -- at birthday parties, school drop-off, Mommy and Me class? Maybe you even judged her for it, wondering why she can't go at it alone with her own kids.

Giving My Baby To Someone Else To Love

Jennifer Latch | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Latch

If I can show my daughters that there are many people who care about them and whom they can love in return, at least one part of my job as their mother will be fulfilled.

Why the Anti-Union Argument Loses Every Time

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

It is ugly individualism that underlies the political ideology of the rich industrialists who are spending billions in an effort to shred Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and who are attempting to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Unions are an impediment to their grand scheme, so they're coming after us with a vengeance.

Sometimes It Takes A Village, Except When It Shouldn't

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner

The bystander in Ms. Harrell's story seems to have skipped the parent-to-parent moment. Instead, Ms. Harrell's story opens a whole vortex of parenting worry I had never even considered -- the meddling stranger.

Mom Whose Daughter Played Outside While She Worked Was Not Fired (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

UPDATE: July 25 -- Robert Phillips, Harrell's lawyer, confirmed Friday that Harrell was never fired. He wrote in an email that McDonald's told him and...