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My Mid-Year Resolution

Posted April 24, 2015 by Beth Messersmith

Like too many moms, I’m an expert at putting myself last. It’s not something I’m proud of; it just seems to happen by default. I try to make sure my kids eat healthy. I get them regular check ups. I make sure they have lots of physical activity. But when it comes to my own [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Should corporations be watching our kids?

Posted April 24, 2015 by Mary Cathryn Ricker

As a mom, I have to address the reality of social media in my children’s lives, along with balancing the privacy they need to grow and mature in a world I am handing off to them. Part of that is keeping them safe from predators by teaching them how to navigate technology they are more [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Road Trip to See the President

Posted April 24, 2015 by Beth Messersmith

Last week I had the great good fortune of attending President Obama’s town hall on women and the economy along with 10 other NC MomsRising members.  It was held in a small space, with only 250 people or so in attendance. As one of our members put it, we were close enough that it felt [...]

Stuck Outside the Poor Door

Posted April 24, 2015 by Marian Wright Edelman

More than 88,000 people have applied to enter the "poor door" at a new luxury condominium tower on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Only one in 1,600 will win the lottery to live there. Some months ago a New York developer made headlines with the plans for this building, which takes advantage of zoning [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Pass the salt?

Posted April 24, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Salt. It's on our tables, in our cupboards and added into our foods by food companies. Powerfully flavorful, salt triggers a response in our bodies causing us to crave more. But how much is enough? When does too much salt become dangerous? According to the new Dietary Guidelines, a set of nutritional standards, we [...]

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, Inaugurated, Addresses Domestic Violence

Posted April 23, 2015 by Dora Calott Wang

Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, envisioned a Great American Community, at his  ceremony of oath, April 22, 2015, at Comny Hall in Virginia,  With the flags of 50 states behind him, and his immigrant family seated before him, Murthy began the ceremony in a white shirt and tie, but concluded wearing the decorated [...]

The Dangers of Peeing

Posted April 23, 2015 by Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy

"Mummy, I have to pee." Of course.  We were at a big-box hardware store, picking up a couple things after he got out of kindergarten.  I sighed: merchandise is not allowed in the restrooms.  "That's okay, Mummy, I can go by myself." This time there was some irritation in his voice.  He goes by himself [...]

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Join us for Good Food Force Meet Ups This Spring!

Posted April 22, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Join us for some lively converastion and good food this spring! MomsRising staff and volunteers are hosting local Meet Ups around the country to discuss food justice, healthy kids, and what each of us can do to build healthy communities. Check out the list of upcoming events below, and let us know if you'd like [...]

Posted Under: Food!