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Invest in our littlest learners!
Families have a chance for affordable high-quality Pre-K with the Strong Start for America's Children Act. Ask your Senators to co-sponsor it today!

Moms Are Talking
“My husband and I found ourselves with a surprise pregnancy when our two children were 10 and 12."

Sandy, Washington

Let's Get Soda Out of Kids' Meals!
Tell Burger King and Wendy's that soda shouldn't be the default drink for kids

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Help get the word out about healthy school foods, junk food marketing to kids, and reducing childhood obesity.

Tell Nickelodeon to Stop Marketing Junk Food to Kids!
Parents need everyone, including schools, sports teams and children's media to help our kids make healthy food choices.

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Sign now: Congress→ Raise the minimum wage

Posted July 24, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

$15,080 per year. That’s what moms like Ethel from Maryland, and millions of women, are making working full-time earning the federal minimum wage. This hurts families. This hurts our economy. This hurts us all. *Tell Congress to Raise the Wage now: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/momsraisethewage/ A seldom-discussed fact is that women make three-quarters of purchasing decisions in our [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Tell Congress: Continue funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program

Posted July 23, 2014 by Sili Recio

Take Action!It’s always nice when an investment pays off! And that’s the case when it comes to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It was passed in 1997 with bipartisan support from Republicans and Democrats and, along with the Medicaid program, has helped cut the number of uninsured kids by half, from 14% down to [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

G is for Greens Part 1: Growing Mesclun and Collards

Posted July 23, 2014 by Karen Showalter

Greens get a bad rap, and it's not fair. Because they're easy to grow, they taste awesome, and they're really good for you, too! I'll admit: getting kids to eat greens can be particularly challenging, as they're something of the epitome of the "vegetable". But drawing them into the process of planting, growing, cooking, eating [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Dear Sears and Walmart, About Your Breastfeeding Faux Pas, A New Pilot Project Could Save You (And Others) Millions

Posted July 23, 2014 by Kimberly Seals Allers

We all watched with shaking heads this week as a Sears security employee posted screen shots of breastfeeding mothers that he captured from Sears security footage on Twitter.  The twitterverse unleashed its fury, citing the obvious concern about violating the privacy of these unsuspecting mothers and the obvious stupidity of an employee who should know [...]

Posted Under: Food! politics & policy

#FoodFri Tweetchat: The Truth About Kids' Sports and Sport Snacks

Posted July 23, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Children's sports and sports snacks seem to go hand in hand, but should they? It's a proven fact that healthy children do better in schools. Children's sports play an integral role in keeping children healthy. It fills the gap left by the closing of physical education classes. It gets children moving in a fun, safe [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Dear Sears and Walmart: About Your Breastfeeding Faux Pas, A New Pilot Project Could Save You (And Other Businesses) Millions

Posted July 23, 2014 by Kimberly Seals Allers

We all watched with shaking heads this week as a Sears security employee posted screen shots of breastfeeding mothers that he captured from Sears security cameras.  The twitterverse unleashed its fury, citing the obvious concern about violating the privacy of these unsuspecting mothers and the obvious stupidity of an employee who should know better. The [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

G is for Greens Part 2: Cooking with Collards

Posted July 23, 2014 by Karen Showalter

Collards are a gift. Truly. They are easy to grow, really tasty to eat and they are FULL of nutrients (they have more nutritional value than broccoli and spinach! That's saying a LOT!).  Yet, cooking collards can seem daunting, because in the store the leaves seem large and tough. And make no mistake: if you [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Top Summer Kid Care & Activities: Brought to You by MomsRising Members

Posted July 23, 2014 by Lauren Hipp

***UPDATED*** We texted and you responded -- see below for the summer activity wisdom of members like you!   School’s out and summer is here! As a kid, that meant sunshine, long days full of fun, and all the perks of summer: BBQs, popsicles, swimming, summer camps, and no homework! As an adult and as [...]