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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

Tell Congress: Protect Kids in the Budget!
Voices of moms (like you!) are needed to protect important education, health, nutrition, and child care programs.

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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#FoodFri Tweetchat: If you can't sell it, why advertise it?

Posted April 17, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera Join @MomsRising and @PreventObesity this Friday, 4/18/14 at 1 p.m. EST / 10am PST for #NoMoreJunkAds, our #FoodFri tweetchat focused on creating a healthier school environment.Parents scored a huge victory last year when we won the Smart Snacks rule. Now snacks sold in school vending machines and a la carte lines must meet nutrition guidelines [...]

No More Mad Men Pay!

Posted April 15, 2014 by Liz Shuler Equal Pay Day was last week—but really, we should be talking about this every day, not just on April 8. I love the AMC hit show “Mad Men.” But I don’t love Mad Men-era pay. You can’t smoke in the office any more, but you can still pay women less than men. If women were [...]

The Economics of Midlife Motherhood (Part II)

Posted April 14, 2014 by Valerie Young In Part I of this  guest post by Cyma Shapiro, we explored the fundamental economics of choosing midlife mothering.   Here, we listen to experts and midlife mothers weigh-in on this increasingly prevalent life choice.  You can pop back to Part I of this post, if you wish, to refresh your recollection before moving on to Part [...]
Posted Under: family economic security

The Surprising Truth Behind Tax Day: Where Your Taxes Go

Posted April 14, 2014 by Robin Claremont If you groan about Tax Day, you’re certainly not alone. But what if Tax Day was something we could be proud of as members of a democracy? Would you feel differently about paying taxes if you knew they were going to support public services that you, your family, and your community rely on – such [...]

Funny video clip?

Posted April 14, 2014 by Karen Showalter Take Action!I love those images in magazines as much as anyone else -- you know, the images of the mother lightly skipping through the field of flowers with her laughing children. And yeah, once in a while I’ve had a field of flowers moment, but mostly motherhood is something else, something more real, more gritty, [...]

Years of Eating Dangerously?

Posted April 11, 2014 by Diana Donlon   Years of Living Dangerously airs this Sunday on Showtime. The first episode, which is highly worth your time, investigates different facets of the climate crisis in Texas, Syria, and Indonesia. The Indonesia segment is spearheaded by actor Harrison Ford who journeys deep into the tropical forest not as a swashbuckling adventurer, but more as a [...]
Posted Under: environmental health

Healthy School Fundraisers: A Win for Schools and Students

Posted April 11, 2014 by Denise Mestanza-Taylor As more districts experience budget cuts, schools become desperate to find quick and easy methods to raise money for classroom materials and technology. As a parent of three children, I find most fundraising to be tedious and useless. I’d rather perform singing telegrams than try to peddle popcorn bins, cookie dough and candles to family [...]

4/14 Facebook Chat: Why the Child & Dependent Care Credit Isn't Enough!

Posted April 10, 2014 by Lauren Hipp Tax Day can bring a lot of emotions.  Ahead of tomorrow, people across the country are in the home stretch of filing taxes.  Myself included -- I have  date with my computer tonight to turn in my taxes!With the cost of child care exceeding the tuition of colleges in most states, the current tax credits [...]
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