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Join us to stand up for the kids of Flint!

Posted October 27, 2016 by Elyssa Koidin

It has been well over a year since the Flint water crisis became front page news. In fact, it was all the way back in last January when President Obama and Michigan Governor Snyder (who is partially responsible for the lead poisoning in the first place!) declared a State of Emergency in Flint due to [...]

Posted Under: environmental health Food!

Parents Speak Out About Importance of Water Quality and Access in Schools!

Posted October 27, 2016 by Karen Showalter

Parents are passionate about water quality and access in schools. The stories below are included in our latest Healthy Schools Storybook, which parents are delivering to schools across the country in 2016 and 2017. Download a complete and free version of the storybook here.  Clean water is the most important drink anyone can have, not [...]

Posted Under: Food!

What's in the Halloween makeup?

Posted October 26, 2016 by Beth Messersmith

An Ice Wizard. That’s what my son wants to be for Halloween this year. And I’m glad. Homemade costumes are the most fun, and a quick internet search helped me see exactly which video game character he had in mind. Brown shirt, blue pants, blue fabric as a belt–it all seemed easy enough until we [...]

Treat Your Kids This Halloween With Social Emotional Skills

Posted October 26, 2016 by Abbie Gately

Halloween is almost here! Your kids will be transforming into witches and warlocks and getting lots of tasty treats. Yet this spooky holiday is more than dressing up and eating handfuls of candy corn--your children will be interacting with their peers and others in your community. As the NBC Education Nation Parent Toolkit highlights, “stellar [...]

Are you abandoning yourself?

Posted October 26, 2016 by Renee Trudeau

Have you ever experienced a time when you were wronged or mistreated and didn’t stand up for yourself? In my late twenties I worked at a large international biotech company as a communications specialist. My counterparts in our Paris office were impressed with my work and invited me to come work side by side for [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Tell Congress: Make childcare more affordable!

Posted October 25, 2016 by Elyssa Koidin

Take Action!Candidates are talking about it. The media are talking about it. And, of course, we are (and have been!) talking about it! Childcare now costs more than college. Yikes! The struggles most parents in America have finding quality, affordable childcare for their little ones is getting a lot of attention these days from the [...]

I’m A Freelancer—Where’s My Paid Family Leave?

Posted October 24, 2016 by To-wen Tseng

October is National Work and Family Month. Working Mother Magazine identified 100 businesses that take their obligations employees seriously, first and foremost with paid family leave. These businesses are dragging the country toward something approximating a civilized social safety net, which is awesome—unfortunately I don’t work for any of them. I’m one of the approximately [...]

Posted Under: paid family leave

Paid Family and Medical Leave is everywhere in #NH

Posted October 24, 2016 by Christina DAllesandro

Things are certainly changing different this election season. While there is a lot that is deeply disturbing, and a lot I will not want to remember after 2016 is said and done, but one thing that is worth acknowledging is that the discussion moved forward for families, and that Paid Family and Medical Leave has [...]