“Just In Case”

Posted March 27th, 2014 by

As I sat listening to Angie share the story of her birthing experience, I was saddened to realize how similar it was to my own, even though the hospitals were almost 1500 miles apart. As she described how she sent her son to the nursery to allow herself to get some rest, I wondered if [...]

What you want to know about the “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” law

Posted March 22nd, 2014 by

What you want to know about the “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” law Earlier this month, ACLU Nationwide sent a letter to a Colorado employer, documenting multiple violations of the federal “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” law. While calling on DISH Network to provide adequate space and privacy for its nursing employees, ACLU sent a [...]

No One Tells Mamma to “Just Go Home!”

Posted March 19th, 2014 by

By Galen Sherwin, ACLU Women’s Rights Project Imagine you have just returned from maternity leave, still nursing your baby, and you find that your workplace has no place available for you to pump breast milk.  After trying for several hours to find a place, you ask for help from your department head, who says “You [...]

Why the First 1,000 Days Matter

Posted March 1st, 2014 by

Every mother has a story about the beginnings of her child’s life.  Many of them are joyful, some are heartbreaking, but all of them are important.  And almost all of them will have at least one thing in common: the desire to give their child the absolute best start to life.  Our instincts as moms [...]

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#BlfBfing trends on Twitter with sex, family, jobs and support

Posted February 14th, 2014 by

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State of the Union, Getting Covered with the Affordable Care Act and More in the MomsRising’s Weekly Blog Roundup!

Posted February 10th, 2014 by and

Game time – in more ways than one! MomsRising members across the nation watched the State of the Union address and tracked the policies moms and families care about during a national game of BINGO! Indeed, shouts of BINGO! were heard across the nation that night because the president not only noted that we need to [...]

Where is the love for #BlkBfing? Join the 2/12 chat!

Posted February 7th, 2014 by

The #BlkBfing chat is back on 2/12 at 7 PM ET with a powerful conversation on the hidden importance of support for successful breastfeeding from family support and nursing in stores to workplace pumping and family leave.  The chat is hosted by MomsRising,, mater mea and Women’s eNews. Our guests and co-sponsors include: Breastfeeding ROSE Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association HealthConnect One [...]

I support the FAMILY Act. Do you?

Posted February 3rd, 2014 by

I took advantage of California Paid Family Leave after my baby was born. During that 12 weeks, I bonded with my baby by breastfeeding him as often and as long as possible; I also built a very good milk supply. By the time I went back to work when my little one turned 3 months old, I had two [...]

Celebrating 40 Years of Strengthening Families

Posted January 23rd, 2014 by

*Wait! Before you read on, it would greatly help us if you take this quick 7-question survey! Thank you!* When you become a parent it seems like you have a ton of questions and not a lot of answers. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place you could go that helps prepare you to [...]

Has “Breast is Best” Jumped the Shark?

Posted January 22nd, 2014 by

I’m a working mother of two small children, and I’ve breastfed them both. In fact, I’m currently somewhere in the middle of breastfeeding my second child, who has cut some teeth recently and knows how to use them, so we’ll see how much longer this continues. And it’s been interesting, being alive and mothering and [...]

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