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Invest in Women to Reduce Poverty

March 31, 2015
This post, authored by Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat , originally appeared on . 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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A Renewed Focus on Children’s Healthy Development

March 20, 2015
For those of us who closely followed all six seasons of Parenthood, it was a bittersweet farewell to the Braverman family this January. Our household still wishes we could sit with this wonderfully knit clan on Thursday nights, and it’s been almost three months since the series ended. For me, it was one of the few shows that let me bring up some sensitive subjects with my ‘tween son.

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Afterschool Programs Keep Kids on the Move toward Good Health

March 18, 2015
These days, keeping our children healthy and fit sometimes seems like an unwinnable war. Getting kids to eat their spinach, drink water or low-fat milk instead of soda, and put down the video game console can test the will of even the most determined mom or caregiver. Fortunately, we have a strong...

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Another International Women's Day - It's Time

March 8, 2015
Another year, another International Women's Day. But this year feels different. Suddenly gender equality in the United States is a front burner issue. In fact, women's economic empowerment is recognized as central to how we address both income inequality and economic sustainability. Gender issues...

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How Healthier Kids Can Mean More Money for Schools

February 18, 2015
If you’re a parent or caregiver of a school-aged child, you’re probably familiar with the question, “But do I have to go to school today ?” All kids, no matter how much they like school, sometimes want to spend the day doing other things. (I suppose we don’t really outgrow that urge…) But though...

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My Home As Workplace: Taking the Fair Care Pledge

February 10, 2015
Today, I had one of those mornings. Stubborn kids, messy kitchen; the entire morning routine was running further behind schedule and my blood pressure was on the rise. Sound familiar?

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Push for Progress: Children Cannot Wait

February 6, 2015
“We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To...

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The Ins and Outs of President Obama’s FY2016 Budget

February 3, 2015
The President's budget is hundreds of pages! Have no fear, MomsRising has broken it all down for you and provides you with all the things you need to know.

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Affordable, high-quality childcare for all must be a priority

January 20, 2015
It’s imperative for Congress and the Obama administration to come up with a solution that provides our early childhood educators with living wages. At the same time, we need to give every child in America a strong start by ensuring they have access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education and care.

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