I like to talk about my obsession with french fries because I don't want people to think that 'Let's Move' is about complete utter deprivation. It's about moderation and real-life changes and ideas that really work for families.
Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us how we perceive ourselves how we live work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all.
How do you tell troops who volunteered to fight for our freedoms that the country they fought for won't take care of them when they come back? In the time of war our troops and their families are supposed to be our number one priority.
War can be so impersonal yet when we put a name a face a place and match it to families then war is not impersonal.
The Iraq war was fought by one-half of one percent of us. And unless we were part of that small group or had a relative who was we went about our lives as usual most of the time: no draft no new taxes no changes. Not so for the small group who fought the war and their families.
The war on terror is the most insane and immoral war of all time. The Americans are doing what they did in Vietnam bombing villages. But how can a civilised nation do this? How can you can eliminate suspects their wives their children their families their neighbours? How can you justify this?
A professional soldier understands that war means killing people war means maiming people war means families left without fathers and mothers.
The truth is if anyone saw my home life I'm pretty sure it would look like other families' around the world. There's a lot of juggling to be done.
We realized that the only persons we can truly trust in this world is each other and our families.
As the father of six children I know very well the challenges technology poses to our families.
After a lifetime of working raising families and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways senior citizens deserve to retire with dignity.
Like so many American families our families weren't asking for much. They didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did... in fact they admired it.
Social Security is not just the foundation of America's retirement dignity and security it ensures the economic stability and strength of our families and our state's economy.
Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength - a strong military a strong economy and strong families.
The families of many athletes - incensed at the sports leagues and hoping to make games safer overall - are increasingly making the brains of players who die prematurely and suspiciously available for study. Some athletes are even making the bequest themselves.
The biggest lesson from Africa was that life's joys come mostly from relationships and friendships not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields they laughed all the time.
I think that when we have a better educated society when there is less violence in our cities when people get back into the workforce and have the opportunity to take care of themselves and their families - that for me really is the kind of success and the kind of America that I think most of us still want we aspire to.
Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person become paranoid violent and aggressive - making them a serious threat to society and law enforcement. And maybe more importantly meth users are a threat to their own children and families.
We do a disservice to society if we ignore the evidence which shows that stable families tend to be associated with better outcomes for children.
Who has suffered? The families of the dead no doubt. But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because as I said we lost the pillars of our society.
What is missing from today's dialogue is the effect autism is having on families our society and what the unknown factors are. The 300lb. gorilla in the room is that our children with autism today will soon become adults with autism.
In my family as in most middle-class Indian families I knew when I was growing up science and mathematics were held in awe.
To be selected was an honor and in respect of the family member chosen to run families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides.
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity it destroys religion it destroys states it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.