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Inspirational Quotes

WORDS OF WISDOM: The Art Of Conversation

MAMAs say…”use your words.”  From the very beginning, we encourage our children to talk to us, explain their thoughts and communicate.  We don’t let them shout.  We don’t let them talk at us – and only tell us what they want.  We look them in the eye and teach them how to have a conversation. ... Read more

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Immigration

“We Are All Pilgrims”: Opinionated MAMA’s Perspective On IMMIGRATION

We are a nation of pilgrims.  Unless you are a Native American Indian, you have the blood of immigrants.  So, although you feel like a native, your family came here from somewhere else. Our individual immigration stories give credence to the fact that we are the scrappiest, hardest-working collection of people on the planet.  Our ... Read more

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Traditions

TRICK OR TREAT: Halloween Safety Tips

  Our little monsters are going to dress up and hit the streets this week, so let’s review some safety rules with them to keep these devils safe!  (-: Have a FUN and (not too) spooky Halloween!!!  

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MAMAS w/Illness

MAMAS BATTLING ILLNESS: How is the ACA affecting you?

Please share with other MAMAS battling illness and let us know how the new healthcare law is impacting your treatment – helping?  hurting?  As always, we appreciate your opinions.

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GIRLS RISING: Malala Yousafzai

OCTOBER KID-O:  Malala Yousafzai.  Today is the UN’s International Day of the Girl, so let’s celebrate our daughters and all of the privileges they have being born in the United States of America.  I took my daughter to see a powerful movie last night about the importance of educating the world’s girls. The movie is ...

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Health

WEEKLY POLL: MAMAS, Do you understand what’s in the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., “Obamacare”)?

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International MAMAS

INTERNATIONAL MAMAS: Mamas In The Middle East

The atrocities in Syria and our thawing relationship with Iran have been in the news a lot.  Mostly, it’s been about the politics of the Middle East and the chances of military action, but what about the MAMAs that live there and their families? What do you think is in their best interest?

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Health

BROAD STROKES: Old Broads Teaching New Lessons

I got the call last week that my grandmother had had a stroke and was in the ER waiting on a room in the neurology unity.  To be honest, my first thought was, “Well, that’s it then, it’s the beginning of the end for sure.”  She will be 97 in January—so my less than positive ... Read more

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Inspirational Quotes

WORDS OF WISDOM: Martin Luther King, Jr.

MAMAS, what are your dreams for our kids and the future of our country?  Click to read the full text of the historic “I have a dream” speech made 50 years ago today.

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Gay Rights

“WE LOVE YOU ALL, EQUALLY”: Opinionated MAMA’s Perspective on GAY RIGHTS

How many of us have been asked the questions, “Mommy, which of us is your favorite? Who do you love more?”  As parents, we know there is only one answer to questions like these…”We love you all, equally.” The truth is we may love each child equally, but they are not all the same.  And, at times, ... Read more

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