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Nutrition Labels Get a New Look

Have you looked at nutrition labels and been thoroughly confused? Some products read FAT or SUGAR FREE  in huge, bold letters, but when you turn the product over to look at the label, it says just the opposite. On a recent trip to the White House at the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama, I was

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First Lady Michelle Obama Cracks Down on Junk Food In Schools

One of the relationships I value most in my work is my partnership with the Obama Administration and White House. I recently received invitations to several events from our First Lady and was honored to attend. On the 4th Anniversary of her Let’s Move Campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretary of Agriculture, announced exciting new standards in

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Blogust ’13 – Your Comments Save Lives!

Many of you already know my heart for service and my partnership with the United Nations Foundation – Shot@Life campaign; a campaign that provides life-saving vaccinations for children in developing countries. Shot@Life continues to come up with innovative and creative ways to get the word out about saving the lives of children through vaccinations. Starting

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Huffington Post Live: Moms In Motion

If the Mom+Social Summit wasn’t enough excitement for one day, after my presentation and media interview, I was whisked several blocks away to the Huffington Post Live/AOL Studios for a LIVE panel interview with Elizabeth Gore, Resident Entrepreneur for the United Nations Foundation, Maura O’Neill, Chief Innovation Officer for US AID, Saba Ismail from Aware Girls,

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I Am a Global Mom: Mom+Social Summit

I was honored to be a speaker for the very first Mom+Social Summit hosted by the United Nations Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Huffington Post, Baby Center and 92Y Tribeca in New York City. I had the privilege of sharing my heart as a mother, social good champion, Mocha Mom and Mommy CEO who ensures our company gives back

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The Impact of Global Moms & Social Media

  A one-day summit in New York City focused on motherhood and our role in social media and philanthropy was an amazing day to remember. I was honored to be a speaker for the Mom+Social Summit hosted by the United Nations Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Huffington Post, Baby C Menter and

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28 Days of Impact: Baby Harriett

    The flutters of movement, then the obvious kicks from the life beating inside of me. I was afraid. Afraid of the unknown. The uncertainty of whether I was ready to become a mother, unsure of how to care for myself and the life that waited to arrive. I sang to her in my

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Make a Difference For Someone You Don’t Know – #GivingTuesday

  Most of us live our lives eternally blessed beyond measure with not only our needs, but our wants. When I look at my own life and those around me, I realize that we live in abundance. It is unfortunate that we only use times like Thanksgiving to realize that we have a myriad of reasons to

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A NEW Reason To Give Thanks

As I cooked last night, and awoke this morning preparing for my family, my heart is so heavy with the faces of Ugandan children etched in my memory. While many of us will enjoy our warm homes with electricity, running water and sit at beautifully decorated tables to a feast of delicious food, these children

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SAVE the Life of a Child – World Pneumonia Day

The #1 killer of children under age 5! A respiratory illness that takes the lives of 1.4 million children EVERY YEAR! Pneumonia! Today, World Pneumonia Day, holds a special meaning for me, as I nearly died on several occasions as a child due to pneumonia. I remember desperately struggling and gasping for air, missing holidays, birthday parties and special events

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