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Two Americas, Male & Female

Two Americas, Male & Female

An alien visiting the US would likely conclude that women in general and mothers in particular are of little importance.  Who runs for public office and interprets the law in the courts?  Mostly men.  Who enforces the law?  Mostly men.  Who controls the banks, sits on the boards, and makes business decisions?  Mostly men.  Who [...]

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Change & Opportunity

Mothers have a genius for on-the-spot problem solving.  Sizing up a looming crisis in a nanosecond, we flip through our mental list of optional responses, then implement, discard, and substitute possible solutions until the crisis is resolved and order restored.  Every single day mothers meet multiple opportunities for this kind of “rapid response” engagement head on.  As the days multiply and the children [...]

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Mothers in Public Office

Women are certainly taking it on the chin as funding cuts fall thick and fast. Topeka, Kansas has decided the city can no longer afford to prosecute perpetrators of domestic violence.  Legislators are proposing reductions in funding for home visits to new mothers and their infant children.  The President’s jobs bill, which would put hundreds [...]

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