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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

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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.

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Paper dolls storm the White House!

Posted November 28, 2014 by Lauren Hipp

Take Action! Are your kids getting restless over this long weekend?  We have the perfect easy and powerful entertainment for your family and friends this Thanksgiving! It is simple: Just ask your kids or grandkids to color a paper doll that we will personally deliver to the White House!  Say you will! --> What for? Because [...]

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Join the Healthy Holiday #Recipe Share!

Posted November 28, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Got a favorite veggie dish? A scrumptious recipe for a holiday roast? Savvy ideas for leftovers? Healthy desserts that keep people asking for more? Join the #FoodFri healthy holiday recipe share! We're having a virtual holiday potluck and you're invited! On Friday, November 28, 2014, at 1pm EST / 10am PST, @MomsRising and @MamasConPoder [...]

Posted Under: Food!

A Season of Scarcity or Abundance?

Posted November 28, 2014 by Angela Sasseville

Here are some insights into the expectations that can cause stress this time of year and a proven way of improving your perspective during the holiday season.   Cross posted from Flourish

Posted Under: family economic security

Thanksgiving Feast and the Lunchroom Economy

Posted November 26, 2014 by Leanne Simon

Editor's note: This post, Thanksgiving Feast and the Lunchroom Economy, written by A Leanne originally appeared on Zomppa. Last week I skipped out of work and joined my sons for their school cafeteria’s annual invite-your-adults-to-lunch event. The flyer that came home (squashed and half shredded by the grueling backpack ride) boasted this fine spread: How [...]

Posted Under: Food!

A Time for Prayer, Thanksgiving, Discernment and Strategic Nonviolent Action

Posted November 26, 2014 by Marian Wright Edelman

In the wake of Ferguson and a series of young Black male deaths at the hands of official law enforcement personnel (and one self-appointed neighborhood watchman who cost Trayvon Martin his life), I hope we will use this November time of Thanksgiving and celebration of Native American Heritage month by some first Americans, as an [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Shopping Advice from a Black Friday Worker

Posted November 26, 2014 by Judy Conti

This piece was written by Kelly D., a mom who supports her family as a retail worker. I don't judge you if you shop on Thanksgiving. Some people rely on the "deals" and are able to rock the loss-leaders so that they are able to buy gifts for those they love that they wouldn't be [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

The EITC and Child Tax Credit has rescued these families!

Posted November 26, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit are two of the best tools our nation has to combat poverty. Each year the EITC and the Child Tax Credit helps millions of families avoid falling below the poverty line. It gives them enough money to buy essentials and keep their heads above [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Healthy German Apple Cake Recipe

Posted November 25, 2014 by Sarene Alsharif

RecipeKids crave sweets all the time especially in the winter. But in all honesty, in my house, the adults crave it just as much as the kids. As the days get shorter, and colder, our natural instincts kick in: eat more carbs and pack on more fat so you can survive the long cold winter [...]

Posted Under: Food!