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

November 25, 2015
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

November 25, 2015
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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We Say We Care About Kids. Do We Really Mean It?

November 25, 2015
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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Politics over Pumpkin Pie, Brought to you by Donald Trump

November 24, 2015
‘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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Gobble Gobble! A Fun and Easy Thanksgiving Art Project for your Little Learners!

November 23, 2015
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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Dile a los candidatos presidenciales: ¡Aumenten #ChildCare ahora!

November 3, 2015
La próxima ronda de debates presidenciales está a la vuelta de la esquina y es importante que le digamos a todos los candidatos por qué es importante contar con atención infantil de alta calidad a un precio que podamos pagar. El jueves, 5 de noviembre, NWLC (el centro nacional de derechos de...

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Tell Presidential Candidates: Step Up on #ChildCareNow!

November 2, 2015
The next round of presidential debates are just around the corner, and it’s critical that the candidates hear from all of us about the importance of high quality, affordable child care. On Thursday , November 5 , NWLC and MomsRising are teaming up for a Twitter storm to let the candidates know:...

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My Speech on Women and Work

October 26, 2015
Tomorrow I will be giving a speech about the state of working women. The event, which is sponsored by the National Women's Law Center, takes a look at both the progress we have made and what is left to be done to ensure women have equality in the workplace and our daily lives. Here are some...

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A Federal Program that Can Provide Support During the Critical Early Years

October 27, 2015
My youngest child just turned 12, but I can still remember how hard it was when my children were babies: the lack of sleep, the colicky evenings, the diaper blow-outs, the meals eaten with one hand, the worry when they ran a fever. But I never had to worry about whether we’d have a place to sleep...

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Stop asking me when I’m going to have a baby, because I just can’t afford it.

October 23, 2015
I’m tired of hearing the questions. “What are you all waiting for? If you want two kids, you should probably get started soon…” or “Why are you even thinking about it?! You’re so young - enjoy the time you have together now,” and my personal favorite “Don’t be worried, you two will make great...

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