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In April 1984, the founders of Mothers at Home testified at a Congressional Hearing about what they were hearing from mothers: the call for family policies that offered true choices – not just more child care, but also more economic and social support for mothers who wanted to care for their children themselves.

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A look back over three decades.... with volunteer energy, expertise and dedication, Family and Home Network has accomplished much over the years. Part #1 of a series about our history. 

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After time away from the organization due to our families' needs, Catherine Myers and the Board of Directors are happy to be returning to more activity. 

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I agree with Professor Zhou that the U.S. needs better family policies, but as I wrote in my letter to the editor: “her focus on promoting policies for mothers who pursue full-time careers leaves out mothers as well as fathers who make other choices."

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Stephanie Coontz's opinion column in The New York Times ("The Triumph of the Working Mother," 6/1/13) is disappointing and misleading.

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When tragedy strikes, in addition to dealing with their own feelings, parents have to think about the impact on their children. Just as our children are growing and changing, our own understanding and coping skills develop and change.

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Canadian diplomat John Sheardown was honored for his heroism in Iran during the hostage crisis (1979); he worked tirelessly to get recognition for his wife (and for the Ambassador's wife) for their unpaid work and heroism.

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It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day busy-ness of life. Taking the time to think about the “big picture” is valuable...

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Who makes holidays happen at your house? Babies are not born with expectations about holidays—we have our own expectations and traditions (or habits) and continue them with our children.