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Salt, It's Time To Break Up

Posted May 21, 2015 by Courtney Nelson

Break ups are hard.  But sometimes, it needs to happen in order to move on to a brighter future.  And according to the American Heart Association, it’s time to break up with our salt shaker. That’s right—it’s time to end our love affair with salt.  Most Americans are consuming way too much sodium—and that excess [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Native American Youth Advocating for Their Own

Posted May 20, 2015 by Lecia Imbery

The odds were stacked against Shilo Valle. Born into poverty with parents who struggled with drug and alcohol addictions, Shilo was placed in foster care. He changed foster care placements 9 times, including stays at treatment centers, group homes, and juvenile detention facilities because they were the only beds available for him.  At 17 and [...]

Fact of the Week: Nearly 1 in 4 Children in the U.S. is Served by the Federal Child Support Program

Posted May 20, 2015 by Debbie Weinstein

In Idaho, the proportion of children relying on Child Support Services is even higher – 28 percent. Many in the state learned that the hard way this week, as Idaho’s state legislature held an unusual special session to take up legislation to prevent the state from losing access to federal child support collection resources. Why did [...]

A Year in the Family Garden: May, and Some Basics

Posted May 20, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve jumped from cool spring to hot summer over night. But don’t worry - there’s plenty of time to get a garden started! In fact, you’re just in time. Some tips for starting your family garden this year: 1. Quick primer on the basics.  Anyone can garden. You don’t need special tools, [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Sugar Detox: I Thought I Would Die

Posted May 20, 2015 by Tatiana Ceballos

During Lent, I gave up sugar, all forms of sugar: white sugar, brown sugar, honey, agave nectar, cookies, pastries, desserts, ice cream, EVERYTHING. I drank unsweetened coffee and tea and had no dessert after lunch or dinner. During my sugar detox, I thought I would die. Yet, it was an extremely enlightening experience that changed [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Honoring Child Safety in Our Hearts and Keeping It All the Year

Posted May 19, 2015 by Allison Wedell Schumacher

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not (and please pardon me for hearkening back to yuletide when your azaleas are finally blooming), you’ve probably heard that famous line of Scrooge’s from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” That line was on my mind [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Brooklyn MomsRising MeetUp: Shower Me Community Baby Shower

Posted May 20, 2015 by Beatriz Beckford recently co sponsored Shower Me community baby shower celebrating expectant moms in their second and third trimesters of pregnancy. As part of this local meet up 25 beautiful moms-to-be were gifted essential nursery supplies; clothing and gear; information on prenatal and postpartum cares; and access to resources to support healthy parenting. The event was hosted at the [...]

Good Food Force Update: #MissionPossible, DQ, Popsicles and more!

Posted May 18, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Greetings! There's so much to talk about this week, from Dairy Queen pulling soda from kids menus, to reflecting on food justice, to yummy summer recipes. Please read and share!     1. HOT LINE #MissionPossible This week MomsRising joined dozens of women leaders, including elected leaders Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui on [...]

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