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A Young Single Mom’s Tips to Help Children Flourish Academically

02/09/16
All of us want our children to flourish academically. I, a new American and one-time teen mom, am no different. Recently my son was the only first grader accepted to our local gifted program. I can't help but feel proud. Despite working two jobs and attending school full-time, I managed to engage...
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Taking my boy on the STUMP in NH #FITN

02/09/16
Yesterday I decided to declare my own "Take Your Child to Work" Day! It was the last day before the New Hampshire primary and nearly every candidate was within a 30 mile radius of our house, so we decided to take in the election up close and personal. While NH gets a lot of attention every four...
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Let's Make 2016 a MOMentous Year for Pennsylvania Families

02/09/16
MomsRising's Pennsylvania State Moms Force brought our voices to Harrisburg in January, reminding legislators that moms, dads and families around the state are counting on them to champion policies that boost our families and our economy including: Access to healthy food Affordable, high-quality...
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7 good reasons to ask for help

02/09/16
I’m preparing to launch a new nonprofit organization in Austin this week focused on supporting parents of teens; the underlying premise: community is medicine. I have many motivations for starting this initiative, but ultimately I have experienced how life-changing it can be to have a support...
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9 Exercises to Get You and Your Family Moving

02/09/16
No matter what you are telling yourself, New Year’s has long passed. We are in Chinese New Year, we’re approaching spring -- but it’s still not too late to incorporate exercise in your and your family’s routine! Here are some of my favorite ones: 1. Frog Jumps Just like it sounds. Get down on the...
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#MilitaryMonday: A New Series By and For #MilFams!

02/08/16
Welcome to #MilitaryMonday! As a veteran, military spouse, and mother of two school-aged children, I am excited to be a part of this new MomsRising blog series. The military community regularly faces unique challenges. Our mission is to create a space where we can lift up military voices in honor...
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#Radio This Week: It's Time!

02/08/16
The radio show this week takes an inside look at the impact of the federal minimum wage for tipped workers being stuck at $2.13 per hour and discusses a new book, Forked: A New Standard For American Dining ; then we move on to cover the 23rd anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)...
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Let's Talk About the Zika Virus On #WellnessWed

02/08/16
We've seen the Zika virus in the headlines regularly these past few weeks. With so much information being shared, we thought we'd bring some experts to our Wellness Wednesday chat to answer questions around this topic. I hope you'll join us , our Spanish speaking Twitter handle Mamás Con Poder ,...
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5 more days - #NH posting from #FITN central

02/04/16
Only 5 more days! New Hampshire is crazier than ever. I thought that we would get some clarity after the Iowa Caucuses, but if anything the path ahead is only murkier. With so few days and remaining I wish I could offer a great nugget of wisdom or some sharp insight into what Granite Staters will...
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Thirsty Families, Undocumented Immigrants & #FlintWater Next Steps at #FoodFri

02/04/16
A community poisoned. Rashes, hair loss and unexplained illnesses. Children exposed to lead. Development halted before it even had a chance. The future is dismal for many of the young ones. Decreased IQ, behavorial and cognitive problems and a range of other health issues lie ahead. It sounds like...
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