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What Working Mother magazine won’t tell you: Global gender gap

November 10, 2007 | Advertising,Economics,Ethics,Family,Health,Journalism,Politics,PR,Work,Working Mother

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If things are going so well for American working mothers, why did the United States fall from 23rd place to 31st place on the Global Gender Report?

Posted by Becky @ 10:26 am | 2 Comments  

Leave a comment, win a prize: MOTHERS for PPD Act

October 24, 2007 | Audience participation,Blogging,Books,Family,Health,Motherhood,MOTHERS Act,PPD,Tracy Thompson

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Updated to add: We have a winner! Announcement coming soon.

I saw that Tracy and Devra blogged about it. Then I saw that Sarah blogged about it. Then I saw lots of other people blogged about it.***

:::Hello, people (Devra, Sarah, Tracy)! You have my telephone number. Why didn’t you call me?::: So I’m late to the party. But, hey, I’m here, and it’s not over yet. Now where is my margarita?

Anyway, here’s the scoop. Today is Blog Day for the MOTHERS Act (S. 1375). Postpartum Support International, BlogHer and Postpartum Progress are supporting the passage of The MOTHERS Act — The Moms Opportunity to Access Help, Education, Research and Support for Postpartum Depression Act. Sponsored by Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., the act would ensure that new mothers and their families are educated about PPD, screened for symptoms and provided with essential services. It will also increase research into the causes, diagnoses and treatments for PPD.

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Tracy knows a thing or two about maternal depression. She wrote a book about it called The Ghost in the House: Real Mothers Talk About Maternal Depression, Raising Children, and How They Cope. (And I got to meet her IRL earlier this month.)

Leave a comment, and I will put your name in a hat for a drawing of an autographed copy of Tracy’s book. Better yet, contact your senator, then leave a comment, then win a book. (Sarah‘s giving away a book too.)

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  • ***Aw, jeez, I thought I was being so slick with a list, but I see that Katherine Stone at Postpartum Progress already has a comprehensive list. Oh well. Here’s my list.
  • Angie Pedersen’s The Blog of Me
  • Boston Mamas
  • Catherine Morgan
  • Central Sanity
  • Binary Blonde
  • The Chronicles of Munckin Land
  • Coping with Life
  • Fast Times @ Homeschool High
  • Flamingo House Happenings
  • Growing A Life
  • Healthy Concerns
  • The Integrated Mother
  • Just Us Girls
  • Kari’s Couch
  • life outside the box
  • MamasInk
  • Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss Blog Directory
  • Mom of 3 Girls
  • Moms Speak Up
  • Not Calm
  • Ordinary Art
  • Planned Parenthood Aurora
  • PPD Survivor
  • Sharing the Journey
  • The Silent I
  • Silicon Valley Moms
  • Spin Me I Pulsate
  • Strollerderby
  • Surfette
  • This Full House
  • Work It, Mom!
  • Jill at Writes Like She Talks
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