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OUTRAGEOUS. Tell the CEO of Mylan: It's Time to Bring the Price of EpiPens Down!

Posted August 24, 2016 by Kristin

Take Action!“Where’s your EpiPen?” I’ve asked that question more times than I can count. I'm the mom of a food allergy kid. I have the sleepless nights. The grey hairs. The worry lines of that fate. My son, Connor, has had life-threatening anaphylactic allergies to foods—including to eggs—since shortly after his birth. It’s flat out [...]

#Radio This Week: Your Voice, Your Vote

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kristin

From the Fight for $15 to breaking down barriers to breastfeeding for moms in the military, from ending wage discrimination to getting access to affordable childcare and paid family leave, people across the country are standing up, making their voices heard, and building a better nation for everyone.   *Special guests include:  David Rolf, President of @SEIU775, VP [...]

Posted Under: radio

Representation Matters: Why I'll Show Mom-to-Be My Imperfect Boobs #BBW16

Posted August 26, 2016 by Brittany Minor

“Right here?” I stuttered. “Yeah. Why not?” To my left, my father-in-law was enjoying a plate of scrambled eggs. To my right, my husband was cutting up a waffle for my daughter. I looked down at my 4-day old baby boy. I smoothed my thumb over his tiny fisted hand and took a deep breath. [...]

Posted Under: Blog Carnivals healthcare

On Women’s Equality Day, Still Fighting for Voting Rights for All

Posted August 25, 2016 by Rachel Roth

Perhaps a million women will be left on the sidelines as we celebrate 96 years of voting rights this Women’s Equality Day. These are women affected by felony disenfranchisement laws – state laws that deny individuals convicted of felony offenses the right to vote while they are incarcerated, while they are on probation or parole, [...]

Posted Under: momsvote politics & policy

MomsRising Calls Mylan’s Announcement It Will Provide Coupons to Offset EpiPen Price Increase ‘Inadequate and Cynical’

Posted August 25, 2016 by Kristin

“In the wake of public outcry and the threat of a U.S. Senate investigation, Mylan today announced that it won’t actually LOWER the cost of its lifesaving EpiPens, but will offer a discount coupon to some purchasers. Given that the company has increased the cost of this crucial medication 450 percent in the last three years, and [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Black Breastfeeding Week: Celebrating the Joy Of Black Moms Who Breastfeed

Posted August 25, 2016 by Denene Millner

Originally posted over at My Brown Baby but Black Breastfeeding Week has me too happy to stay on just one website. Happy Black Breastfeeding Week! Say, look here: I wish to good Gawd up above that there was a gang of Black mom warriors in my corner when I was breastfeeding my babies more than [...]

Posted Under: Blog Carnivals healthcare

Wellness Wednesday Recap: Surgeon's General Call to Action On Breastfeeding #RisersNBM16

Posted August 25, 2016 by Sili Recio

We are rounding the corner around the last week of National Breastfeeding Month! This week, our tweetstorm focused on the Surgeon General's call to action on breastfeeding, stats and lots of information. Did you miss it? That's okay! Here's the recap.  

Posted Under: Blog Carnivals healthcare

A High School Report Card

Posted August 23, 2016 by Mary Beth Maxwell

I just dropped my son off at soccer tryouts.  He starts high school (yikes!) in less than two weeks.   We've been talking about and planning for this big day for some time now. He's excited and nervous. So am I. And I think he might be getting a little tired of how much I [...]

Posted Under: healthcare