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Movie Picks for Quarantine Time

Government efforts to stop the spread of the new coronavirus have shuttered nearly all the schools in America, leaving millions of kids unexpectedly stuck at home all day. In lieu of packing lunches and waving good-bye as their children climb on the school bus, moms are scrambling to come up with isolation activities to pass the time. Here are a ...

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Tips for Working From Home

As a writer, I have worked from home for the past 11 years. During this time, I have worked full time as a staff writer for a magazine, freelanced for various publications, and blogged. I began my career as a single woman and now I take care of my three small kids while writing part-time. I had plenty of time ...

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The Dark Side of Finland’s Progressive Parental Leave Policy

Finland has been making the news lately for its new widely praised, federally mandated parental leave policy. The new policy will take effect in the fall of 2021 at the earliest and grants nearly 7 months of leave each to the mother and father of a new baby. The legislation is hailed for prioritizing children and aiding family bonding. By ...

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Beautiful For The Ball

My husband took our seven-year-old daughter to our small town’s annual Father/Daughter dance last weekend. The theme was Butterfly Kisses, and the excitement had been building in our house for three weeks prior to the big event. She practiced dancing around the kitchen with the broom, her little brother, me, and her other little brother. She wanted to make sure ...

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The Latest Pro-Abortion Argument: Lack Of Paid Maternity Leave

In a new low, pro-choice groups are pushing America’s lack of mandated paid maternity leave as a reason to keep abortions legal and easily accessible. The Guardian recently published an article written by Charlotte Sullivan, a professional educator who chose to end her first pregnancy at age 34. She was married and both she and her husband were employed, but ...

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Single Income Families Need To Make A Comeback

Americans became convinced that every household needed two incomes in order to survive after women entered the workforce in droves. That erroneous ideology permeates family culture nearly a quarter of the way through the 21st century. Married couples became used to maintaining a higher level of disposable income, and they don’t want to relinquish that. Even as more studies show ...

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Work Ethic Starts With Mom

Stay-at-home-moms (SAHMs) teach their kids a work ethic from a tender age. The moms don’t have to be engaged in paid work on a daily basis – in fact, staying at home with the kids is more conducive to this goal. Cooking meals, cleaning the bathrooms, washing and folding laundry, making beds, sweeping the front porch, and raking leaves are ...

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Abortion Is Not Basic Healthcare

While at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on January 22, Planned Parenthood acting president Alexis McGill Johnson spoke with CBS News about the state of abortion access in the United States. The number of abortion clinics in the US has decreased in recent years, and she is concerned about the rise of “abortion deserts.” Increasing restrictions have resulted in ...

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Childcare Should Be Expensive

Childcare should be expensive because taking care of children is an important job. Keeping pace with children’s continually changing needs and life stages is hard, and those who put in the hours to nurture and guide our youngest people deserve every dollar they earn. Working parents don’t want cheap childcare and overcrowded, understaffed daycare centers, because they want only the ...

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I Let My 7-Year-Old Daughter Wear Makeup

I hemmed and hawed on the subject of letting my daughter wear real makeup for a couple of years. She loved to watch me apply makeup and enjoyed playing with her plastic lipstick, but I didn’t want to let her apply actual eye shadow and blush too soon. In the absence of a better line of reasoning, I subscribed to ...

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