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My Personal Story: Why President Obama's Executive Order on Paid Sick Days Will Boost Families

October 4, 2016
As a former federal contractor without the ability to earn paid sick days, I know firsthand what an incredible impact President Obama's Executive Rrder will have on families’ economic security and peace of mind.
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MomsRising Praises Administration Actions to Expand Paid Sick Leave, Improve Enforcement of Equal Pay Laws

September 29, 2016
There are a wide range of issues that affect family economic security, but two that consistently rise to the top are: Access to paid sick days and equal pay. Today the White House announced two actions, addressing each of these crucial issues. MomsRising members across the nation, tens of thousands...
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While You Were Out – DC Council

September 18, 2016
In July, the DC Council recessed for the summer, leaving business unfinished on the Universal Paid Leave Act. At the time, the Washington Post's Aaron Davis reported that parents should "go ahead and have that baby — paid family leave isn’t coming to D.C. soon," a burdensome proposition when...
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MomsRising on Donald Trump’s Paid Family Leave & Child Care Proposals

September 13, 2016
This morning, Donald Trump’s campaign announced that it would roll out policy proposals aimed at reducing child care costs and providing new mothers with up to six weeks paid maternity leave . Right now, America’s families and economy are facing a crisis. So it’s good, but not surprising to see...
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Paid Family Leave and Pay Equity in This Year's Election

September 2, 2016
Campaigns typically kick into high gear after Labor Day weekend. However, this election season appears to be well under way. Consistent themes running throughout the campaigns are issues affecting moms and families across the country; paid family leave and paycheck fairness. With nearly two-thirds...
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Cutting the Fool and Pumping Under a Tree #BlackBFJoy

August 30, 2016
Breastfeeding, like marriage and childbirth, is not for the faint of heart. After suffering a miscarriage, we were blessed in the fact that we were able to conceive relatively quickly once my husband and I began trying again. I was so thankful that God gave us a second chance to bring a life into...
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The Most Natural Thing In The World

August 18, 2016
So August is the National Breastfeeding Month, I wonder how many people other than moms who breast feed know that such a day exists. Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world so why do people have such strong opinions about how and where it can and cannot be done? Since becoming a mom, I...
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Two Sides of the Same Breastfeeding Coin

August 11, 2016
I’ve been on both sides of the breastfeeding coin. Publicly shamed for feeding a bottle to my firstborn and the target of snarky remarks as I nursed my active toddler. Breastfeeding can be complicated, both the act itself and negotiating a society that is all too quick to judge no matter which...
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Breastfeeding Is...

August 10, 2016
There I was, not much more than 24 hours after my lo was born, openly weeping in my hospital bed, nipples cracked and bleeding, exhausted from recovery of a 4th degree tear, and feeling like a complete failure because I couldn’t figure out how to feed my baby. Nurses and lactation specialists came...

Wellness Wednesday Recap: Breastfeeding at Work #RisersNBM16

August 10, 2016
We are in week 2 of our #RisersNBM16 celebration. Are you caught up on our blogs? That's okay! Here's a quick recap before we get into Wellness Wednesday! Kicking Off National Breastfeeding Month! #RisersNBM16 #MilitaryMonday: Modernizing Our Military Parental Leave Breastfeeding Stories: Meet...
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