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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!

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

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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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Voices of moms (like you!) are needed to protect important education, health, nutrition, and child care programs.

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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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Once You Work from Home, There's No Going Back

Posted April 23, 2014 by Elisa Batista SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Yesterday was one of those moments, in which I felt my life come full circle. Almost 11 years ago, I left a reporting job in San Francisco to be home with my newborn son…and to be on the lookout for a job that I could do from home. I freelanced for a [...]
Posted Under: open flexible work

via Ebony: The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 40: The Akinwole-Bandeles

Posted April 23, 2014 by Kristin Congratulations to MomsRising.org Senior Campaign Director Monifa Bandele and her husband Lumumba Bandele on being named one of Ebony's "Coolest Black Families in America"! Check out the spectacular Ebony profile article below that spans from activism to romance, to having and raising kids, to making your own rules, and more. It's a must read: Ebony: The Coolest Black Family in America, [...]
Posted Under: politics & policy

On Earth Day: Help Get Toxic Chemicals Out of Children’s Products

Posted April 22, 2014 by Michelle Noehren One of my favorite quotes relating to environmental health is this: It's true. One thing every human being has in common is that we all grew in our mother's bodies. Our mother's womb is the place we first existed and we relied on her (and her body) for nourishment and safety. But what if, unbeknownst [...]
Posted Under: environmental health

Sex Education 2.0

Posted April 22, 2014 by Leslie Kantor By Leslie Kantor, Vice President of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America If your teen is anything like mine, it can be nearly impossible to get him away from his phone! Knowing that it’s such an integral part of their lives, and that teens want to get information on their phones from trustworthy sources instantaneously, [...]

Did this mom have to die?

Posted April 22, 2014 by Nina Perez Take Action The answer is no. Charlene Dill, a Florida mom of three, died on March 21st while working one of three part-time jobs—and her passing could have been prevented if the Florida Legislature had simply acted in time. Florida state leaders have chosen not to expand Medicaid health coverage for thousands of Floridians—rejecting 15 million dollars, [...]
Posted Under: healthcare

Exciting New Developments for Domestic Violence Survivors Who Need Help Paying for Health Insurance

Posted April 21, 2014 by Susanna Birdsong Thanks to recent IRS guidance —and an extended deadline (through May 30!) to sign-up for health insurance—domestic violence survivors who are living apart from an abusive spouse can now access subsidies to help them afford the cost of health insurance.  Until now, unless a married couple was legally separated or met very narrow head of [...]

Our kids need to talk about mental health

Posted April 21, 2014 by Mary Jacksteit Txt Msg Action!Finding ways for our kids to talk about mental illness and mental health is really important.  I live near Washington DC and had to read last week about a local high school with 6 suicides in the past two years. Two of the kids were 15 years old. Imagining the pain of the parents of [...]
Posted Under: healthcare

The Story of Play vs Academics

Posted April 21, 2014 by Leah Kalish Historically, the approved approach to early childhood education in the US has, for decades, swung between support for whole child development/ play and focus on cognitive development of the child / academics.    In 1957, when the Russians won the race to space with the launching of Sputnik, the US was traumatized.  Educational policy, dictated [...]
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