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Why WIC is an Essential Program for Moms and Families

Posted September 3, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) helps around 8.2 million women and their families access healthy foods, health care, nutrition education, and breastfeeding assistance and advice. WIC is an incredibly helpful and successful program for struggling moms and their families. The National WIC Association states that numerous studies show that [...]

10 Tips For A Great Kindergarten Year

Posted September 2, 2015 by Eileen Campos

I’m sad to say this year I don’t have a child in Kindergarten but I consider myself an expert since I have taught the grade for several years and I know the expectations of the children, parents, and teachers. It’s such a sweet grade because many children haven’t been to school prior to this experience [...]

Posted Under: Blog Carnivals Food!

Moms to Your Stations: Five ways to support healthy schools this year!

Posted September 2, 2015 by Karen Showalter

I’ll admit I’m a little weepy about the start of a new school year. My young kids are growing like weeds, and I’m not sure what happened to the month of August. But even if you’re on the teary-eyed end of the Back to School spectrum (like me), there are some big reasons to celebrate! [...]

Posted Under: Food!

5 Ways to Make Mornings Easier

Posted September 2, 2015 by Trina O'Boyle

Originally posted by Trina on O'Boy Organic.   I went back to work. Well, I guess I never really stopped “working” but I worked from home so if I drove the kids to school in my PJ’s it was OK. Now I don’t have that luxury. Now I will not even see my kids off [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Your Guide to Antibiotic-free Lunchboxes

Posted September 2, 2015 by Anya Vanecek

  As kids return to school this September, discussions of school lunch nutrition leave me thinking that the best option, really, to ensure children receive healthy lunches is by packing them at home. A sandwich, some fruits and veggies, a healthy treat: that’s what I got in my lunch box way back when, and that’s [...]

When Celebrating Women Traps Them In A Silo

Posted September 1, 2015 by GenderAvenger

By Gina Glantz, Founder of genderavenger.com When is “celebrating” women not all that good for women? Let’s face it. Something tagged exclusively for or about women is all too often a revenue generating strategy alongside a way to deflect criticism about the lack of attention to women and an opportunity for the powers-that-be to say, [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Up for a challenge? Join us for #BacktoSchool!

Posted September 1, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Dust off the backpack. Clean off the desk. Sharpen those pencils. it's time for Back to School!   Whether you have kids or just know some, this can be a hectic time of year as we adjust to new routines and say goodbye to the lazy days of summer.   Get the school year off [...]

Posted Under: Food!

A Migrant Mom's Response to Donald Trump

Posted September 1, 2015 by Clarissa Trevino

“All the differences of ideas that we have are negotiable. What is not negotiable is our souls. Politics is not the world for businessmen.” - Jose Mujica, President of Uruguay In case you missed it, Donald Trump has committed to deporting 11 million hardworking migrants in the United States. Migrants who have suffered and endured [...]

Posted Under: immigration