A Child Care Center That Really Caters To The Needs Of The Parents During Economic Difficulties.

"In the time of hardship, job loss, and economic recession Great Expectations Child Care center steps up to the needs of parents, with quality and affordability with Nydia Sachez at the helm. " -- As seen on CBS Evening News/ KCAL 9 News-April 17, 2009 interviewed by Reporter Stacey Butler. ...more

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez commends support of online community on Blog for the MOTHERS Act Day!

Menendez, Author of Legislation to Combat Postpartum Depression, Applauds Grassroots Show of Force on Blog Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2009CONTACTS:Menendez Press Office 202-224-4744 Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act has broad support in Congress, needs public pressure to overcome procedural obstacles ...more

I just tweeted your link, Corsakti.

~Denise
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Prevent Sexual Violence in the Workplace

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The theme for 2009 is Sexual Violence in the Workplace. From 1993 - 1999, 36,500 rapes and sexual assaults occurred while employees were working or on duty in the US. This number excludes $12,000+ annual reported acts of sexual harassment at work. How is Workplace Sexual Violence defined? ...more

No thanks on Gardasil, and I know why.

Science is a way of acquiring and structuring knowledge in order to more accurately predict things. The process of science starts with a question, progresses to a theory about the answer to the question, and then tests the theory. If the evidence supports the theory that theory is useful for making predictions. That’s science. ...more

And I'd have hoped that such wonderful research would have made this a null issue, by now, ...more

Fight Climate Change with your blog!

The next 18 months are critical in the national and global climate change policy world.  Investments, legislation and treaties are all being shaped now.  You can let your blog readers know how you feel about the climate issue, as well as earn a free carbon offset, by putting Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge Badge on your blog. ...more

Do You Give Good Blog?

There are a lot of ways to change the world. Because, face it: bringing about any of kind of change is best effected incrementally. You don't just set off one morning to run a marathon; you put on running shoes, you do some stretching, you run around the block, you come home and then you keep repeating, running longer and faster with every new attempt. Likewise with changing the world: it's the little incremental steps that do the trick. If we set out to just all of a sudden force a transformation, we wouldn't be very successful. Also, we'd probably get really bad cramps. ...more

 Kathi, that is beautiful, awesome and it shows me the power of people when they direct with ...more

Aloe Vera - No Wonder They Call It The Miracle Plant

Aloe Vera is a member of the Lily family. It is a succulent that looks a lot like a cactus and is known by various names such as the burnt plant, the miracle plant, the natural healer and the medicine plant. Although there are more than two hundred species of Aloe Vera, only a few have medicinal properties, and of these Aloe Vera Barbadensis is the most beneficial. ...more

Finally, Global Women's Issues Get Some Attention

Lilly Ledbetter. Coverage of pregnant women under SCHIP. And now, the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women's Issues. ...more

Thanks so much for writing this up on BlogHer, Joanne. Maybe it's just that I'm wonky or ...more

Black Americans: "Multiple negation" before & after the 2008 U.S. election

This is my first post @ BlogHer in about two years. I'm still writing at Marian's Blog and sometimes elsewhere. I'm also struggling through working on my first book. Today I'm writing about experiencing negation and censorship, as if the past 300 years (predating existence of the USA) weren't already enough for any tri-racial Black American woman (or man). ...more

Tight Times at Home? It Could Be So Much Worse.

In this time of tightening budgets, many people are looking to save money, not spend it– and only on the things that are truly necessary. It should be no surprise that charities and other non-profit organizations are feeling the financial crisis as well. Ironically, these are the times when they need support the most. More people need help, and there is less money to help them with. ...more