We’re telling legislators to get real healthcare reform done immediately, and get it right for kids and families. But we want to know what that means to you! Let us know what it would take for health reform to be meaningful for your family. Also, if you or your family has a healthcare story to [...]
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At my baby shower, a friend gave me a onesie that says “I love you Mommy!” She explained, “Your baby won’t be able to say it yet, but you’ll need to hear it!”
Can you believe a woman was recently kicked off a Delta airlines flight for discreetly breastfeeding her child!? Please share your own breastfeeding tales of triumph and embarrassment here (*Click the blog title above or “Read full post” link below, then scroll down to the end of the blog text and Post a Comment)! And don’t forget to sign the petition to tell Delta Airlines to get a clue and be supportive of breastfeeding mothers, as well as tell Congress it’s time to pass the Breastfeeding Promotion Act, which amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding mothers.
Do you have a scary story to share about the hurdles you’ve faced raising children? Help MomsRising.org collect real life stories about how scary it is to raise a child without adequate family-friendly policies. We’ve found that sharing true stories about the hurdles we face with parenting–from overly expensive healthcare and childcare, to a lack of time with children when they are born or sick–bring the issues to life better than any fact sheet could.
SHARE YOUR STORY HERE (and read others): Have you juggled breastfeeding and work? How did it go? Share your stories from the frontline of motherhood here! (And, while you’re at it you can sign the Statement of Support for Breastfeeding Mothers now by clicking here.) *How to share your experiences: If you’re on the homepage, then just click the blog title above, or click on the “Read full post” link below to get to the blog page for sharing.
“Yard sign! No punch backs!” is a common refrain yelled with joyful exuberance from my backseat these days. My two children, ages ten and seven, have taken politics to a new, uncharted level. They’ve picked their favorite political yard signs and made a variation on the “Slug Bug” game–the game where you pick a VW bug car of a certain color and whoever sees it first gets to softly punch the person next to them.
Did you vote?! How was it? Tell us about your voting experience, the issues that were top of your mind as you cast your ballot & ideas for moving forward after Election Day!
We’ve started a game of “Tag” with real life Healthcare Reform Myths & Facts—and by reading this right now you’re officially “Tagged.” Why the game? Well, things were getting so out-of-hand with ridiculous rumors flying, that we at MomsRising decided to add a little levity and, importantly, truth to the situation by starting a national [...]
Written by Mary Olivella, Joan Blades, and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
Every once in a while a word or phrase is introduced into the lexicon that sheds light on a widespread practice which hasn’t yet entered the national consciousness. These phrases take hold because we need them.
Between kids and pets, it’s easy for the carpet in your home to become stain-central. Swap toxic carpet cleaners for handy nontoxic ingredients that are probably already in your pantry, and try simple steps to reduce stains and smells in your carpeting, the nontoxic way! Odor Control: Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and let [...]