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Let's Put The Spanking Issue To Bed

June 4, 2014
I am very surprised that in this day and age with the vast amount of research on this issue that we are still debating the merits of spanking. Last week on Facebook I saw a post that said something like “I was spanked as a kid and now I have a psychological condition known as respect for others”...
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Mompower comes to Seattle!

May 20, 2014
Tuesday was a great day for mom power! Seattle MomsRising members brought their questions, ideas, and littlest learners with them to meet with Seattle City Council Member Tim Burgess and staff to discuss the current Seattle Preschool for All proposal. And we brought the cookies! Council Member...
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What I Learned From My Mom

May 8, 2014
I have recently started blogging for the great organization MomsRising.org. They have asked us bloggers to write something this week on 'What I Learned From My Mom' in honor of Mother's Day. What a daunting task this is! I'm fortunate in that I have a lot to say on this topic but it is bittersweet...
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Transform our schools by letting parents and teachers lead the way

May 7, 2014
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week--a week when teachers are doted upon with tasty treats, mugs, and thoughtful cards. While these tokens of appreciation are lovely, might I suggest a different kind of gift for teachers, one that lasts year round? Parents and community members: instead of...
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Mother's Day #TBT Tribute to my #MomHero

May 8, 2014
In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, here's a #TBT to my #momhero and me.
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What I Learned from My Mom

May 7, 2014
My mother taught me how to sew. From darning my dad's socks in grade school to hemming skirts in high school to sewing curtains for a first home to creating new masterpieces from fabric that was worn and torn and needed to be re-imagined and re-designed. Life's curves and challenges pull and wear...
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A Mother’s View on College- and Career-Ready Standards

May 6, 2014
By Leticia de la Vara, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, NCLR When my daughter was born 12 years ago, I was a young, scared mom. I wasn’t sure about much in terms of mothering, but I knew one thing: my daughter would own her future and deserved the best from me in order to get there...
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Being a Low-Income Mother; Then and Now

May 6, 2014
In 1996, Bill Clinton officially announced that motherhood was not work. He did this through his Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act . This legislation stated that people could no longer receive benefits unless they fulfilled 30 hours per week of out-of-home work requirements. Clinton...

Parental Involvement Is Overrated-Can This Be True?!

April 25, 2014
There was a recent article in the New York Times called Parental Involvement is Overrated which has caused quite a stir in recent weeks. What this article says to me, and the reaction it seems to have provoked, is that this is another example of the difficulty we Americans seem to have with finding...
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Sex Education 2.0

April 22, 2014
By Leslie Kantor, Vice President of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America If your teen is anything like mine, it can be nearly impossible to get him away from his phone! Knowing that it’s such an integral part of their lives, and that teens want to get information on their phones from...
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