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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.

SNAP (food stamps) support healthy kids and families!

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Child Care Centers and the Quality Improvement Catch-22

Posted October 22, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Carol Burnett, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Quality, affordable childcare is essential to helping low-income working families gain economic security. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! [...]

Let's talk about Paid Family & Medical Leave!

Posted October 22, 2014 by Sara Alcid

JOIN US: Facebook Chat on #PaidLeaveOctober is National Work & Family Month, making it the perfect time to talk about the importance of paid family and medical leave. At some point, nearly everyone will need to take time away from work to deal with a serious personal or family illness or to care for a new child. So let's talk [...]

Are You the One We're Waiting For?!

Posted October 22, 2014 by Erin Vilardi

Did you know that even though there are 25 million Latinas living in the United States and 8,236 open seats in state and national political office, only 109 are held by Latinas? Are YOU the one that we’re waiting for?  Join us this Thursday for our newest webinar “I was the one we were waiting [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Why Flex Time Is the #2 Most Important Employee Benefit

Posted October 21, 2014 by Gloria Feldt

A big barrier to women’s leadership parity was overlooked in the recent brouhaha about Facebook and Apple covering employees’ insurance for egg freezing. These companies are not, as headlines screamed “paying women to freeze eggs.” And I see nothing wrong with covering fertility treatments that though still far from fully effective, can give women childbearing options men [...]

Posted Under: open flexible work

11 Tips to Help You Save on Groceries

Posted October 20, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

I wasn’t much of a cook when I was younger. I admit it, I loved eating out.  It was my biggest expense. Now, that I am older, with two sons who would eat me out of house and home if I let them, I realize that I can’t eat out as often as I once [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Old Fight, New Approach: Companies Profit from Parity

Posted October 20, 2014 by Megan Beyer

    So you have an important job interview. Your sitter cancels. What do you do? When it happened to First Lady Michelle Obama, she packed up baby Malia, carted her into that job interview, and was completely surprised when she still landed the job.
 
The First Family's efforts to make sure our workplaces are [...]

What School Lunch Can Teach Us

Posted October 17, 2014 by Mary Cathryn Ricker

The statistics are alarming: One out of two public school students lives in poverty. Two out of three public school students qualify for free or subsidized lunch. Three out of five teachers in America report they have children who regularly come to school hungry. If teachers and school support staff are on the frontlines fighting the [...]

Good News for Children When Congress Works Together

Posted October 17, 2014 by Marian Wright Edelman

While we rarely hear good news these days about Congress, I have some to share.  Continuing a long tradition of bipartisan leadership on behalf of abused and neglected children, last month both the House and the Senate passed and the President signed into law the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980/P.L. 113-183). [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy