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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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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 [...]

5 Ways to Get Kids Involved in the Kitchen

Posted October 29, 2014 by Trina O'Boyle

Food Tips More than 12.5 million children in the US are overweight. This number is not decreasing but increasing which puts children at risk for serious health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. Teaching your child healthy nutrition habits will increase their awareness and they will form better eating habits that will go with [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Interview with Tacoma City Councilperson Ryan Mello on paid sick days

Posted October 29, 2014 by Kristin

MomsRising: Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland has said she supports passing a paid sick leave bill this year. You’ve been leading on this issue for some time. What do you think about the details the Mayor has shared? Ryan Mello: I’m glad Mayor Strickland understands that cities need to take the lead on issues like paid sick [...]

Posted Under: paid sick days

Why Work Flexibility Works for Our Family: And Why We Want to Give Others the Opportunity

Posted October 27, 2014 by Suzanne Unger Young

In honor of National Work & Family Month, two NC employers shared why they value family-friendly work place policies and why they want to give others that same opportunity.   Craig:  Ah, 2007.  I was 34 and pretty happy with my little world.  I was 10 years into my career, had married the love of [...]

Posted Under: open flexible work

Closer to the Finish Line

Posted October 24, 2014 by Marian Wright Edelman

With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination. For the first time in 13 years, the Department now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Back on the Job: Employee Protections Following a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Posted October 24, 2014 by R. Scott Oswald

The story is all too common.  After months of fighting, it looks like you have finally overcome your breast cancer diagnosis.  All that is left is for some follow-up treatments and to return to work.  To your surprise, after having fought off breast cancer, you now find yourself in a fight with your employer over [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Current Policy Choices Aid Abusers

Posted October 23, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. We cannot separate support for domestic violence survivors from support for a robust safety net. 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! Since the [...]

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Teaching Gardens, an Active, Healthy Learning Tool

Posted October 23, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Teaching Gardens were designed by the American Heart Association to encourage children. Participating children are fascinated by the gardening process! Unbeknowst to them, they are learning healthy nutrition & learning through school based gardening to connect with healthy foods that help to combat childhood obesity.   Nearly one in three children and adolescents in [...]

Posted Under: Food!