Read Obama's Lips: Workplace Flex Not a Women's Issue

A few things really struck me at the first ever White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility. The first is that President Obama said “Workplace flexibility isn’t just a women’s issue.” Even if no public policy results from today’s session, the culture change that comes when people like Obama say things like that is big. ...more

not all jobs can be flexable sometimes you just need to be there like nursing but getting sick ...more

10 Tips To Help Reduce the Psychological Toll of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is taking a huge toll on the health of our kids.  Diseases that in the past have only been seen in adults, are (for the first time) being seen in children.  And these are serious medical conditions that can potentially reduce the life span of our children by up to 20 years. ...more

I love these tips, great list! I think something left out would be the value of teaching kids ...more

Let's Move: Michelle Obama Issues a Challenge to Reverse Childhood Obesity

For the first time in history, the United States is raising a generation of children expected to live shorter lives than their parents. More and more children are fighting diseases, like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, that used to only show up in adults. As a country, we're spending $14 billion per year in direct costs for health care for obese children. ...more

I applaud the First Lady's initiative, but I think that without "food reform", it's not ...more

Products You Just Can’t Live Without!

Today, more than ever, body image is a huge self-esteem issue for women and girls. We are constantly bombarded with messages about how to be perfect — Get Thin Fast; I Hate My Hair; Surgery-Free Boob Jobs; LongerLegs, Leaner Lines, Sexier Silhouette. Speaking in a recent issue of People magazine, the 23-year-old reality television celebrity and sage adviser Heidi Montag, who underwent 10 plastic surgeries in one day, admitted that she plans to “keep using surgery to make me as perfect as I can be.” And as Heidi knows all too well, beauty isn’t cheap. But even if you don’t have $30K to overhaul yourself in the New Year, AAUW resolves to make you the ideal woman from head to toe in 2010 with a few beauty products you would be loathe to do without....more

President Obama's interview with Oprah

Oprah interviews President Obama and his wife Michelle for a Christmas special on ABC....more

The 2016 Olympic Bid: Something Rotten in Denmark

Not that I'm allowed to say anything that could somehow harm "our" (by "our," I clearly mean "Chicago's Mayor Daley") chances of getting the Olympics, but really. I mean, really....more

American Princess-Your posts are charming...and interesting. What a marvelous writer you ...more

Michelle Obama - The New Secret Weapon on Health Care?

In the battle for health care reform, the White House has unleashed its new secret weapon -- Michelle Obama! She gave an amazingly inspired speech to the White House Council on Women and Girls last week. The First Lady shared the speaking duties with three women from around the country who shared their stories that proved one of the biggest statements the First Lady made during her remarks -- that women are being crushed by the current health system. ...more

I love our First Lady. And at the same time I'm worried about national health care and our ...more

Working Moms, "Hello and How are You?"

I wonder, is a vacation ever truly a vacation when you are a working mom? Or, a stay at home mom for that matter? ...more

Pamela Nicholson, president of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, named to Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women in the World For 2009

Pamela Nicholson, president of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has once again been named to Forbes 2009 list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. ...more

When in Rome...

Michelle Obama & kids visited the Pantheon yesterday. It has been twittered, and it's probably TOTALLY UNTRUE, in the friend of a friend of a friend sort of variety of info that our TOTALLY COOL FIRST LADY donning black leggings - leggings!- under a black dress asked for a doggy bag at the restaurant. ...more