The following is a guest post by Dana Vento and is in partnership with the California Olive Committee. March is Women's History Month, a time to reflect and highlight the many contributions of women in our society. Today, I’d like to shed some light on a few women who have made one of my favorite snacks and ingredients, California Ripe Olives, possible. For starters, … [Read more...] about Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with California Ripe Olives and Feta Cheese
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Summer is coming to a close, and we’re all trying to fit in a little bit of last minute fun before the school year starts. Why not take advantage of the great summer weather and head outdoors! Camping is a great way to spend some quality time with your kids. It's fun for the whole family... not to mention it's significantly cheaper than other family vacations. Labor Day … [Read more...] about Fall Weekend Getaways: The 6 Best Campgrounds in America
Dear College, Thank you for hosting my daughter and me for a campus tour. We had a great time. The campus was lovely. Our guide was perky, charming, and enthusiastic, and your facilities are amazing. So amazing, in fact, that I was a bit taken aback. I mean, WOW! For a minute I almost forgot we were touring a college campus, and not visiting a posh resort. I realize it has … [Read more...] about NFL Caliber Fitness Centers and Other Things My College Freshman Can Do Without
Data from the United Nations shows that between 1990 and 2008, the United States maternal mortality rate nearly doubled, while the overwhelming majority of countries collectively decreased their rates by 34% (Coeytauz et al 2011). We have a right to criticize the shameful state of American maternal care when more money is spent on childbirth than any of other area of … [Read more...] about American Childbirth: A Human Rights Failure?
In the United States, only 1 in 100 dads take more than four weeks off from work following a baby's birth. For comparison, about 50% of employed new mothers take the same time off to care for a new baby. In fact, working moms step out of work for an average of 10 weeks to care for a newborn. There are, of course, many reasons more moms take family leave vs. dads. For … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t More American Dads Taking Paternity Leave?