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    "Power to the Polls" was the stated mission of the 2018 Women's March, held on the one-year anniversary of the inaugural Women's March in Washington DC. Last year's march drew an estimated 440,000 to 500,000 people to DC alone, and over five million people to the hundreds of Women's Marches...
  2. Green Goods
    Teen pregnancy rates are on the decline across the U.S. but that number is not equally distributed among all states. Sex education plays an important role. And even with these declining rates, the U.S. still ranks first among developed nations in teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted...
  3. Pregnancy & Birth
    Most of us can agree that pregnancy alters our bodies, often leaving stubborn scars and skin that seems to stretch like silly putty. Instead of feeling pride for growing a little human (or three), some hide behind oversized sweatshirts, cursing at mirrors and googling quick ways to 'bounce...
  4. Baby
    Imagine you're out with your baby, and sit down to feed her a lunch of pureed vegetables. Another mother sits beside you with her baby. She reaches into her bag to find she's left her baby's food at home. You have plenty food to spare. It's a no-brainer, right? You share your food with her baby...
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    A North Carolina mother, Kaycee Oxendine, wants police to press charges against her child's daycare worker, who was caught breastfeeding the child without Oxendine's permission. Oxendine works at Carrboro Early School as a pre-kindergarten teacher. On Friday, she was told that her son was...
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    Gayathiri Bose says she was humiliated at Frankfurt Airport when police asked her to squeeze her breast to prove she was lactating. Bose, a 33-year-old Singaporean, says police at the airport were suspicious because she had a breast pump in her carry-on, despite travelling without a baby...
  7. Green Goods
    For years, researchers have been saying that excess weight gain during pregnancy is linked to obstetric complications, but new findings say otherwise. Dr. Alan Peaceman presented his findings in the annual meeting of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The purpose of Peaceman's research was to figure out...
  8. Family Life
    It's not just the estimated 18 million people losing their health insurance that will be negatively impacted by a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many young children and their mothers will also feel the far-reaching effects of a repeal without replacement. Although the status of the...
  9. Toddler & Child
    Image via: Tom Hilton In my home, we believe in kindness and the collective power of individual actions. When I decided to head to a local sister march of The Women's March On Washington, my kids were all in. They made their own signs and marched proudly (only complaining once or twice that...
  10. Baby
    The breastfeeding selfie: an empowering act of nurturing, promotion of breastfeeding, and counterculture resistance that many people have strong feelings about. A common sentiment when breastfeeding photos are shared is, "Why would anyone share this publicly??? This is a private moment." The...
  11. Natural Parenting News
    <p><strong>A group of elementary teachers have come together to speak out about <a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380371/common-core">Common Core</a>.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>In an <a...
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    <div class="quote-container">Quote: <div class="quote-block"> <div> <p>Traditionally, research has focused on women's "biological clock." But in recent years, scientists have been looking more and more at how the father's age at conception might affect the baby, too.</p> <p> </p> <p>A study...
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    <div> <p>The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists has released new guidelines to help reduce the high rate of c-sections in the US. The guidelines encourage providers to consider a longer pushing stage (up to 3 hours), manual repositioning of the baby before/during labor and...
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    <p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/323821/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="323821" data-type="61" src="http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/323821/width/500/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 374px; height...
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    <div class="quote-container">Quote: <div class="quote-block"> <div> <p style="color:rgb(68,68,68);padding-left:30px;">As a tutor and mentor at Valley Oaks Elementary School in Houston for over 10 years, Kenny Thompson has taken pride in helping out kids. So on Monday, when he found out that...
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    <div class="quote-container">Quote: <div class="quote-block"> <div> <p>The largest study ever conducted in the United States of planned home births found that 93.6 percent of the 16,924 women in the study had spontaneous vaginal births, and only 5.2 percent required a cesarean section for...
  18. Natural Parenting News
    <div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);">Today, February 1, is National Freedom Day. <span style="font-size:13px;">About a year ago <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/30/vivienne-harr-lemonade-stand_n_3605645.html" target="_blank">a little girl named Vivienne Harr started a lemonade...
  19. Natural Parenting News
    <p>Feeling undervalued as a SAHM (or SAHD?)</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:13px;line-height:1.5em;">For 13 years <a href="http://www.salary.com" target="_blank">Salary.com</a>, a leading </span><span style="font-size:13px;line-height:1.5em;">career site, has taken the time to interview...
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    <div class="quote-container">Quote: <div class="quote-block"> <p>Mothers in Abu Dhabi will be required to breastfeed their children until the age of two, in terms of a new law currently under discussion in the legislative body of the United Arab Emirates.</p> <p> </p> <p>FNC members argued that...
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