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Support Moms on Small Business Saturday

This weekend support these mom-owned businesses for Small Business Saturday!

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We Say We Care About Kids. Do We Really Mean It?

This commentary was originally published on the TalkPoverty blog ( ), a project of the Center for American Progress. Americans are fond of saying our children are our nation’s most valuable resource. But if our actions are the measure, do we really mean it? Mounting research...

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Skip the Black Friday Frenzy – Watch "The Raising of America" Instead

Skipping the Black Friday frenzy? Or just looking for a worthwhile way to unwind from a jam-packed Thanksgiving? Watch "The Raising of America" –– a groundbreaking film about why so many American children are faring so poorly and what we can do about it –– for free online until November 30th!

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When childcare providers can’t afford childcare

Thanksgiving is around the corner. Today my two-and-half-year-old came home from his day care with a thankful turkey. Thankful turkey, you know, the classic construction paper turkey lists what children are thankful for. We had this conversation. “Mama, look at my turkey!” “Wow! And what’s this?” “...

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Permission Granted: 5 Ways to Find Rest this Holiday

Does the thought of hanging lights and attending holiday work parties make you want to grab your sleeping bag and run for the nearest cave? 2015 has been intense for many of us. Often, we felt over-scheduled, overworked and we rarely got the chance to unplug. We navigated big career and life...

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MomsRising members, kids, and the Tooth Fairy went to Capitol Hill to tell Congress: Reduce Childhood Hunger

Over the summer, MomsRising members signed-on to our open letter asking Congress to give as many children as possible access to nutritious, healthy food with a strong reauthorization of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, referred to as the 2015 Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR). The...

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Politics over Pumpkin Pie, Brought to you by Donald Trump

‘Tis the season for turkey, mashed potatoes, and awkward political conversation at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Bringing up the presidential campaign might provoke more angry stares than helping yourself to the last slice of pie. But here’s a conversation worth having: Last Friday, Republican...

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Good Food Force Update: Holiday Round-Up: Recipes, Crafts, Holiday Stress, Shopping Tips, more!

The holidays are here, friends. We're sharing a round-up of healthy holiday tips, recipes and crafts below! As always, please read and share, and have a great week. 1. TIPS & RESOURCES 5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season , by Migdalia Rivera With the holidays quickly approaching, it's time to...

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North Carolina immigration law could harm 170,000 citizen children

Washington – North Carolina’s House Bill 318, the so-called “Protect North Carolina Workers Act,” has the potential to harm more than 170,000 U.S. citizen children living in the state, according to NC Child and First Focus. The organizations’ analysis of the legislation and its impact on North...

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Gobble Gobble! A Fun and Easy Thanksgiving Art Project for your Little Learners!

When I was a kid I loved making handprint turkeys for Thanksgiving. Ever since my son was born, I've looked forward to craft projects that I'll be able to do with him for the holidays. The problem is, I'm not much of a "Pinterest Mom" - in fact, I relate more to the Pinterest Fails of the world. My...

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