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#MissionPossible: Building a Stronger Economy for Women & Families

May 13, 2015
Earlier today, MomsRising members, staff and volunteers stood with more than 30 organizations, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and numerous other U.S. Representatives, on Capitol Hill to send a message loud and clear that it is indeed #MissionPossible to build a strong economy for families, women...
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Tell Congress to complete #MissionPossible!

May 10, 2015
Mother’s Day 2015 came and went by in a flash. But the celebration of moms and those who love them doesn't have to stop. In fact, we're launching a mission, #MissionPossible, this week to build a stronger economy for women, families, and the nation so we'll have even more to celebrate next Mother's...
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Chocolate is Nice. But Equality is Better.

May 10, 2015
I love chocolates and flowers and brunch as much as any mom. But what I really want for Mother’s Day can’t be bought in a store. For Mother’s Day, and EVERY DAY, I want moms (and dads!) to be able to take a day off from work when they (or their kids) get the flu, or strep throat, or other illness;...
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Teaching children is my calling, but I’m not paid enough to provide for my own

May 8, 2015
Being a child care teacher is my passion. But when I think about Mother ’s Day, sometimes I feel ashamed. I feel like less of a mom. That’s because even though I work hard and I’m good at my job, I am not paid enough to provide for my own children. I ’ve been working in child care for 13 years. I...
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Washington Kids Need Your Help!

May 6, 2015
My son is on a 2 year wait list for childcare that meets my family's needs, but he can't wait -- little minds like his are growing at the fastest rate and these first few years of life are critical in building a foundation for success in school and life. Kids and families like mine can't wait for...
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National Teacher Week: Women and the Teaching Brain

May 5, 2015
In celebration of National Teacher Week I’d like to talk about the many women in teaching. It is of no surprise that teaching is a female dominated profession. Back in September the New York Times published an article “ Why don’t more men go into teaching ?” citing that more than 75% of all...
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7 reasons to choose love over fear

May 4, 2015
After a sweet early morning Easter meditation yesterday, I left my husband asleep and headed downstairs to see my 13 year-old. Reading on the couch in his pajamas, he looked up and begged me for raspberries and blueberry waffles for breakfast. I was feeling loving and had the time and bandwidth for...
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Where California Goes, the Nation Goes...

April 28, 2015
When I first became a parent, I was blindsided by many things. However, nothing hit me harder than the steep price tag and unavailability of high-quality childcare in our state. All of the centers I visited cost over $1,000 a month – the same as our rent! -- and many had years-long waiting lists...
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Win my 2015 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway!

April 14, 2015
This Mother’s Day win our 2015 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway and enjoy nurturing relaxation, nourishment, empowering coaching, inspiration, plus tools/resources/Renee's favorite self-renewal products and services for an entire year! The $1,850 Year of Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway for...
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Invest in Women to Reduce Poverty

March 31, 2015
This post, authored by Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat , originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org . Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat discusses the results of a study published by the Women's Foundation and the policy solutions that can lift all women out of poverty. She urges lawmakers to expand their investment in...
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