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3 self-care practices that keep me sane

September 18, 2015
Self-care is not about adding something to your to-do list, it’s about cultivating a kinder, gentler relationship with yourself . Renee Trudeau Our family is navigating some big transitions this month (who’s not, right now?!). As I shift into allowing myself to take life hour by hour, as needed, I...
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You Know What Congress Hasn't Seen?

September 15, 2015
The marbled halls of Congress see a lot of lobbyists in pin stripes. You know what they haven’t seen? A giant family relay race packed with kids and aimed straight for the Capitol, all to support affordable, high quality early learning and childcare! Will you help fill the U.S. Capitol with moms...
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Sacramento! Come Get Fed with Early Ed!

September 3, 2015
Calling all Sacramento MomsRising Members! Bring the kiddos and come connect with MomsRising as we munch on bagels and coffee and chat about early learning and healthy foods in California and beyond. Later this month we will be reminding our Washington, DC leaders that quality and affordable early...
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Coloring for a Cause!

September 3, 2015
It’s the dog days of summer and the kids are getting restless. MomsRising to the rescue! We have an easy and powerful end of summer activity for the kids. It’s simple: just ask your kids, grandkids, and pint sized charges to color encouraging messages that support affordable, high quality early...
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Your Guide to Antibiotic-free Lunchboxes

September 2, 2015
As kids return to school this September, discussions of school lunch nutrition leave me thinking that the best option, really, to ensure children receive healthy lunches is by packing them at home. A sandwich, some fruits and veggies, a healthy treat: that’s what I got in my lunch box way back when...
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7 Back-to-School Tips to Help You Stress Less and Find Your Center

August 25, 2015
Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of a new school year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you’re feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, scheduling, juggling and driving that usually accompany a new school year, take a deep...
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Are you at a threshold, too?

August 25, 2015
Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...
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12 Reasons Why We Do the Work We Do Together

August 5, 2015
Congress wants to cut spending on programs that help low-income children and families. These 12 reasons show why we need more investments in these programs, not less.
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Why are the Girl Scouts Partnering with Barbie?

August 4, 2015
A few years ago I surprised myself by getting involved with my daughter's Daisy Girl Scout troop. What began as an hour of volunteering blossomed into co-leading of a delightful group of girls. I was happy that my daughter joined the Girl Scouts. The organization's progressive policies had...
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Lean on and Lead! An interview with Hawaii's Beth Fukumoto

July 24, 2015
Hawaii’s Representative Beth Fukumoto was elected to the Hawaii State House at the age of twenty-nine in 2012, and was immediately selected by her Republican colleagues to be House Minority Floor Leader. In 2013, she was listed as one of "Nine Women Remaking the Right” by the Daily Beast . In 2014...
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