Archive | February, 2011
Ginger Garner First Pregnancy

Women’s Empowerment in an Age of Illness

This is the first in a two part series by Ginger Garner, an educator and expert in medical therapeutic yoga and women’s health. As a published author and sought after speaker, Ginger pens the popular blog for mothers, Breathing In This Life (BITL). She is a working mother of three who has learned a thing or two about finding work/life balance through the healing arts, which she shares at
Health care in America needs a mother/woman-centered approach. American mothers and women are in great need of holistic, patient centered care, rather than disease care centered around drugs and diagnostic testing.

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Abortion Legislation and the New Congress

The new Congress has immediately taken up several pieces of legislation which will restrict women’s ability to obtain safe abortions in certain circumstances and change the current law in several significant ways. Policy watchers were surprised by the speed with which the Republican majority in the House brought reproductive rights to the fore, because the [...]

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Women & Girls and the President’s Budget

Valentine’s Day ushers in the most unromantic topic of the federal budget this year, and President Obama’s proposed spending plan has now been unveiled. Much wrangling and intense debate is surely in store, and it’s anybody’s guess what the final product will be. Your (Wo)Man in Washington flips straight to the summary of expenditures pertaining [...]

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Competitive Mothering Takes a Hit

With an eyebrow firmly raised at all the Tiger Mother brouhaha, I was delighted to find this post from Cameron Mcdonald, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She’s written a book, “Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs and the Micropolitics of Mothering” which looks as what she calls the “private to public [...]

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