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  1. Family Life
    Out of the twenty-three current presidential hopefuls, only one has come up with a comprehensive plan to address the child care crisis. Before I had my first child, I was an early childhood educator. I loved it: the joy of teaching young children, the satisfaction of providing high-quality care...
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    If you're confused about how the new Republican tax plan will affect you, you aren't alone. It's a puzzling piece of legalization to begin with, rushed through with little support from the American public (one survey found 64 percent of respondents opposed the bill) and passed back and forth...
  3. Green Goods
    In a sweeping revision of an ACA mandate that sought to guarantee contraception coverage, the Trump administration is looking to quickly push through a new rule that will allow any employer or insurer to deny birth control coverage based on moral or religious objections. Under Obamacare birth...
  4. Vaccinations
    What do you think? The same people who are defending vaccines are defending GMOs. Will this be a winning tactic or problematic for vaccines? http://ctmirror.org/tara-cook-littman-gmo-activist-becomes-candidate/ See the comments, the vaccine link isn't mentioned in the article. The film...
  5. Toddler & Child
    It's ambitious. Highlights: Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit: In both the Illinois State Senate and the U.S. Senate, Obama championed efforts to expand the EITC, which is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs to date. President Obama will reward work by increasing the number...
  6. Green Goods
    Two brothers were attacked, and one killed, when a SUV full of homophobes saw them walking arm in arm: Alas, A Blog comments:  
  7. Family Life
    Good news from bad:   I can't post this without noting that this family is obviously in a terrible situation. As Mothertalkers notes, "Few things annoy me more than a lesbian mom who splits from her partner and then sues for custody on the basis that the ex's sexual orientation makes her...
  8. Toddler & Child
    The 26 Most Disturbing Kids Movies Ever: "There are those who believe we must guard and protect children from the hurts and traumas of the big bad world for as long as possible. Then there are those people who believe we should toughen kids up by exposing them to and even pummeling them with...
  9. Toddler & Child
    You might have heard about this: The San Francisco Chronicle article has drawn over 3,000 comments, many of them full of hate. “It’s just utterly unreasonable that a public school field trip would be to a same-sex wedding,” said Chip White, press secretary for the anti-gay-marriage...
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