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This blog is moving!

The CD 479 blog is set to become more connected to HSU’s Child Development Department, as many of the CD classes move some of their content to a WordPress format. This new format will enable our current students to interact between courses and make content available in a more accessible way, including to our alumni and community members! During the summer, however, the blog is in transition. Check out our new home periodically to see how the move is coming along. Follow us once full functions are in place for regular updates on policies affecting children and families. For those who posted and commented at the old site, we’ve preserved your contributions. We want this interaction to continue!

See you in our new home!

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LAO releases analysis of May Revise

You can view the press conference of the Legislative Analyst’s Office response to the May Revise below. The full report is available here.

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Wake Up, Moms–You’re fighting the wrong fight

Check out this great blog post from Michelle Littlefield, author of “I’ll turn this car around.

The post responds to Time Magazine’s recent controversial cover and gets to the real issue of the “Mommy Wars.” The Mommy Wars are just a distraction, or maybe even a diversionary tactic, to keep us from noticing how poorly US families with young children are cared for, compared to other industrialized nations. I didn’t want to post the sensationalist, divisive and, to me, disturbing cover. But Littlefield’s response is thoughtful and really cuts to what we should be attending to: policies that better ensure that families with young children are healthy. And if you haven’t seen the image, you really need to, so you can judge the controversy, and the Mommy Wars, for yourself.

Here’s the link to the Time article.

If you click on the image below, it will take you to Littlefield’s response.

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May Revise looks Dismal for California


Well, we knew it was coming, didn’t we? The LAO’s office was clear months ago that the actual numbers were going to be worse than the DOF predicted. But there is still time for advocacy on any number of issues affecting children and families, if you focus your advocacy on specific sections of the budget.

You can read a summary of his revised budget below.

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Darcy’s Healthy Vegetarian Families Blog

Take a look at Darcy’s blog, which features recipes and articles related to “fun and healthy eating for vegetarian families.” Some of her recipes are mouth-watering!

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