Happy Father’s Day 2016

When is Father’s Day 2016? The date to celebrate your dad this year is Sunday, June 19, 2015. Father’s Day is always celebrated in America on the third Sunday in June, so keep that in mind for next year. Also remember that Father’s Day is not a federal holiday, so businesses should run as usual. So, where did the idea of Father’s Day come from? Wales Online reports what many historians believe: "Grace Golden Clayton was the founder of the first Father’s Day in Fairmont, West … [Read more...]

The Extent of Fatherlessness

More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency. The impact of fatherlessness can be seen in our homes, schools, hospitals and prisons, as reflected in the above clip from the documentary film, Irreplaceable. In short, fatherlessness is associated with almost every … [Read more...]

Why More Moms Are Choosing to Re-Enter the Workforce in the Healthcare Industry

Working moms who left their jobs to raise their kids may eventually wish to re-enter the workforce once their children are old enough and their responsibilities have waned a bit. But re-entering the same career may not be a viable option. If you’re in this situation, continue reading to learn about why so many mothers are choosing to re-enter the workforce in the healthcare industry, even if they’re background wasn’t previously in healthcare. Career opportunities Nurses are in high demand … [Read more...]

Gender Equality in Emergencies, UN Women

Gender Course Module on Gender Equality in Emergencies Now Available! UN Women Training Centre is pleased to introduce Gender Equality in Emergencies, a new module part of the “I Know Gender” online course. This module, developed in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), addresses the importance of promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women during all operations, including humanitarian emergencies. The module Gender Equality in Emergencies, will help learners: … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton Celebrates Breaking Largest Glass Ceiling-Shattering Win

Tonight, President Obama called both Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator Sanders. The President congratulated both candidates for running inspiring campaigns that have energized Democrats, brought a new generation of Americans into the political process, and shined a spotlight on important policy ideas aimed at making sure our economy and our politics work for everybody, not just those with wealth and power. The President congratulated Secretary Clinton for securing the delegates necessary … [Read more...]

Global Mom’s Relay, Join Today!

For the past few weeks we’ve been inviting you to share the Global Moms Relay, our once-a-year opportunity to help support campaigns that provide food, health services, and education to families who need it the most. During this time, you have joined us online, met with each other in person at Moms +SocialGood, and used #GlobalMoms to help keep the conversation going. Together we’ve raised more than $365,000 in support of the Global Moms Relay. Thanks to Johnson & Johnson, today our goal … [Read more...]

Benzos: A Whole New Generation of Dangerous ‘Mother’s Little Helpers’

Way back in the 1960s, the Rolling Stones did a song about an already epidemic problem, addiction to tranquilizers. The song is entitled Mother’s Little Helper. While many people thought it was about all kinds of tranquilizers, in reality they were referring to a specific pharmaceutical that gained prominence among physicians during the 1950s. The name of the drug was Miltown and it was used for everything from anxiety to detox from alcohol. Unfortunately, Miltown also led to addiction of … [Read more...]

Three Reasons Not to Ignore a Toothache

When your tooth or teeth hurt, it can be enough to make you wince in pain and check your teeth straight away to make sure that nothing’s wrong – or, it can be dull and minor enough to ignore, brush your teeth, and class it as nothing urgent. Either way, the best response to getting a toothache is to schedule an appointment with your dentist to ensure that it’s nothing too serious and get any subsequent dental treatment that you may need. Although you might be tempted to simply let a minor … [Read more...]

SPUR FESTIVAL: Feminism, Toronto – April 9

Prime Minister Trudeau claims no-one should be afraid to use the word “Feminist.” Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem chastise young women for selling out the cause for supporting Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. Definitions of what actually defines a Feminist are passionately fought over, defended, rejected and redefined. On the 100th anniversary of the right of some women (read: white) to vote in Canada, Spur celebrates the accomplishments and contradictions of … [Read more...]

Tips for Moms Facing the Consequences of Addiction

Addictions come in all shapes and sizes but there is one thing that is always for sure, there are going to be consequences for addiction to mind or mood altering substances. Whether you are impaired because of the addiction may be up to dispute but if that addiction can potentially lead to mishaps and injuries, there is a real problem. Mothers in the 21st Century are still becoming addicted to legally prescribed medications and as a result, are facing consequences that they never foresaw. If you … [Read more...]

March 8: Celebrating IWD2016 around the globe!

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The United Nations observance on 8 March will reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. It will equally focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights. What’s next? Tasked with … [Read more...]

Year of the Fire Monkey, 2016

The Chinese Lunar New Year occurs every year on the New Moon of the first lunar month, which is the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice. The exact date can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. A complete cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar takes 60 years and comprises five cycles of 12 years--12 animal signs and 5 elements. The Chinese Lunar New Year differs to that of the Roman New Year because the Chinese calendar is based on the phases of the moon, whereas … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Slash Your Monthly Bills

For some families, money is no object and it really doesn’t matter what the monthly outgoings are, but for the rest of us trying to juggle kids and a career, every cent counts. Some women are forced into taking a second job just to make ends meet, which is tough on everyone, not to mention them. But there is another way. When it comes to paying bills and putting food on the table, most of us are pretty lazy. We stick with existing suppliers and shop in the stores we are familiar with. From a … [Read more...]

4 Tips on How to Wow with Your Presentation

Wouldn’t it be great to walk away from a presentation knowing that you’ve absolutely nailed it? Whether you’re speaking to your clients, boss, or even the CEO, you definitely want your audience to be impressed. When you’re giving a presentation, the goal is for the people listening to you to feel motivated, impressed, and maybe even slightly jealous of your great presentation skills. However, it’s not always easy to achieve this, with loads of different obstacles which could get in the way. Read … [Read more...]

6 Simple Rules for Political Leadership Success

While every woman's path to achieving political leadership and influencing public policy is different, these rules help women get on the right track, argues Rebecca Sive in this excerpt from "Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide." (WOMENSENEWS)-- No. 1: Here's number one: if you want to be a winner, you have to want it really bad. My dear friend, neighbor and longtime mentor Ilana Diamond Rovner, the first female judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, has a … [Read more...]

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