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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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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 [...]

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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

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!

SNAP into Action: Celebrate 50 Years of Food Stamps Using #snap4SNAP

Posted October 30, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Kate Scully, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) boosts the food security of millions of Americans. 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 [...]

The Rise of the (Fictional) Female Politician: It’s Time for Reality to Match Our Hollywood Stars

Posted October 30, 2014 by Erin Vilardi

Over the past decade, we’ve seen a rise in strong female political leaders on television. President Laura Roslin in the 2004 remake of Battlestar Galactica comes to mind. Not to mention Leslie Knope of Parks and Rec, as well as a slew of others who are bringing the political savvy and talent of women politicians [...]

Posted Under: momsvote politics & policy

Nov. 4: It's All About Women

Posted October 30, 2014 by Liz Shuler

The other day I read a statistic that made me laugh a little. It said women’s issues are shaping up as the second-biggest issue among voters this year, behind only the economy. Really? I don’t think so. We are the economy. Women’s issues, family issues, are economic issues. And, as we know every single day, [...]

Beyond “The Talk”: New Research on Talking to Your Kids About Sex and Relationships

Posted October 29, 2014 by Leslie Kantor

By Leslie Kantor, Vice President of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America   October marks Let’s Talk Month, aimed at getting families talking about sexuality and relationships.  For those of you who think you’ve got this covered, think again. New research shows that while most parents are talking with their children, most of us aren’t [...]