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Moms deserve to bond with their nuggets without losing sleep

June 18, 2014
When I found out I was expecting the best thing ever (my baby boy!) I had just turned 23 years old. I had finally moved out on my own with my husband and been employed with my company going on two years. Unfortunately, my joy was short lived and I was rapidly overwhelmed with worries about money. My husband was unemployed at the time and my job did not offer paid maternity leave! I tossed and turned for days not able to sleep wondering how we were going to survive 6 weeks without pay. My husband and I eventually decided to break our lease and move back into my mother’s home for the duration...
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"A Little Bit of Credit"...for Dad

June 16, 2014
Mark Tyler and I have been talking about the ups and downs of being the at home parent. I asked him to write a post about his experience. After several weeks of writing between bouts of cooking, cleaning, hugging, story- telling, dressing, playing, undressing, bathing, brushing, combing, driving, picking up and putting away, he sent me the following. Thanks, Mark, and a very happy Father's Day to you. With all of the advancements that women have made in our society, including succeeding in job fields that were previously denied to them, and now obtaining well over half of all college and...
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Calling Young Artists! National Contest to Raise Awareness About Poverty

June 16, 2014
With the swipe of a paintbrush or click of a camera, your child can make a difference in the fight to end poverty. Not only that, they have the chance to win exciting prizes, and have their artwork showcased in a national campaign. As part of our mission to build the political and public will to cut poverty in half in ten years, the Half in Ten Campaign is hosting our first ever nationwide art competition with the theme Our American Dream—What Will It Take To Get There? , and the June 30th submission deadline is only two weeks away. We are calling on everyone, ages 4 to 24 , to unleash their...
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Why I’m a Title IX/Patsy Mink Fangirl – and why that’s not geeky at all

June 12, 2014
I woke up Tuesday to the news that I had been invited to the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington DC , where participants will be addressing the same issues raised in interviews and data in my iBook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy . Because I live on Maui, almost 5,000 miles from the nation’s capital, I didn’t really expect an invite. So I’m pretty excited. My first hurdle was filling out the registration form and trying to choose breakout sessions. I want to go to all of the afternoon sessions. The topics are Caregiving, Talent Attraction...
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Meet Up!

Working families need YOU on Capitol Hill June 24th!!

June 11, 2014
On Monday, June 23rd, MomsRising members from across the country are coming to Washington, D.C. to deliver kites to the President on how our families need a lift because outdated Mad Men-era, work place policies are hurting our families and our nation’s economic security.
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Let's Fly a Kite for Working Families!

June 9, 2014
Would you gather some friends (or even gather just your kids or grandkids) and draw on a paper kite that we can send to President Obama (and deliver to Congress too!)?
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Paternity Leave for All Dads

June 9, 2014
In honor of Father’s Day, coming up later this week, I’m pleased to share a special guest post from Scott Behson . Scott is a Professor of Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also writes a popular blog about work-family balance for fathers, Fathers, Work and Family . Scott frequently appears in media outlets as an expert commentator on fatherhood and work-family issues, and this week he’ll be a speaker at a White House convening on the roles and challenges of working fathers. I’m impressed by Scott’s commitment to the importance of fatherhood and the role that all fathers –...
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What Do Mothers Need? Family Friendly Workplaces

May 7, 2014
For a country that claims to value families, the United States does little to show it when it comes to the workplace.
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For Mother’s Day – AND EVERY DAY – Pass Paid Leave!

May 7, 2014
For Mother’s Day, Congress should take action to pass a policy that would make a huge difference for working moms – paid family and medical leave insurance.
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Strengthening Our Working Families through Paid Family Leave

May 7, 2014
When I look back on my childhood, a lot of what I remember was instability from my mother’s job.
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