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Tell the NRA & Congress
Now is the time for common sense gun regulations!

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

Join the Good Food Force!
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.

SNAP (food stamps) support healthy kids and families!

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MomsRising #WellnessWed end of the year Twitter Chat calendar!

Posted October 31, 2014 by Nina Perez

Are you a fan of our MomsRising #WellnessWed Twitter Chats?Wednesday, November 5. Premature Birth Awareness Month with Guest(s): March of Dimes Wednesday, November 12. Pregnancy and baby oral health with Guest(s): Children's Dental Health Project Wednesday, November 19. Open enrollment healthcare chat with Guest(s): Enroll America, Out2Enroll,  Wednesday, November 26. Thankful for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) with Guest(s): FL KidsWell, FL CHAIN Wednesday, December 3. Flu season and [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

The Real Monsters

Posted October 31, 2014 by Marian Wright Edelman

Each year at Halloween, our neighborhoods are bustling as children go door to door dressed as zombies, vampires, skeletons or something else fantastic and scary. For many children Halloween is the rare occasion to indulge in a fun time of ghost stories and goblins and trick or treats. But at the end of the night [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Following Mom's Advice

Posted October 31, 2014 by Benay Dara-Abrams

My Mom chose college over a car and loved working for Eleanor Roosevelt in Washington after college. Though she was a very active stay-at-home mom after she married my Dad, my Mom always told me to have a career and a family, and I followed her advice. Another piece of advice from both my Mom [...]

Posted Under: open flexible work

GOTV Tips on helping moms in your area get to the polls!

Posted October 31, 2014 by Pamela John

I have been canvassing 20 hours per week to help get people to the polls. During this canvassing, I can't tell you how many new mothers with babies have told me that they aren't going to vote because they don't have time to register, or to get the ID that they need, or to get [...]

Posted Under: momsvote

Pledge to vote!

Posted October 30, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

Take Action! We know. It’s easy to feel frustrated by some politicians who don’t seem to understand what’s going on in the lives of their constituents. We also know that we have the power to change this. There are some amazing and inspirational candidates running for office and many very close races across the country. [...]

Posted Under: momsvote

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Let's Celebrate #Halloween, the Healthy Way!

Posted October 31, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat"Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!" As a child, this was my chant on Halloween. It was my battle cry, as I rallied for candy. And, I was not alone. Fast forward a few decades (I'll keep you guessing as to how many!), and my idea of "good" has [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Moms Say Thanks to Mayors for Leadership on Connecting Children and Families to Health Insurance

Posted October 30, 2014 by Chuan Teng

** This post was written by Chuan Teng at the National League of Cities (NLC). It originally appeared on NLC’s blog CitiesSpeak. ** Moms have gotten wind of NLC’s Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families initiative (CEHACF) and are telling mayors “thank you” for taking the lead on enrolling kids and families in Medicaid and the Children’s Health [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Examining the Family Cost of Healthy Eating

Posted October 30, 2014 by Eileen Campos

My boys love to load up on fruits. It’s much harder to get them to eat vegetables, but everything is a work in progress right? They have their healthy choices and unhealthy choices, but we are taking baby steps as a family to eliminate those unhealthy foods and replace them with the healthier options.  Every [...]

Posted Under: Food!