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A Focus on Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care

May 29, 2015
Grandma watches the kids while mom works…. Dad drops off his daughter at the neighbor’s so he can go to a doctor’s appointment…. Auntie picks up her niece from day care because mom and dad have to work late…. Scenarios like these are familiar to every parent. Family, friend, and neighbor care (also...
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Our littlest learners need your help!

June 1, 2015
"It's traumatic enough to put a child in daycare in the first place: but day after day, to leave this fragile, sweet, innocent baby in a place I hate? I wish I had more options." ~ MomsRising member Andrea, Minnesota It's a national embarrassment that stories like Andrea's are all too common to...
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Happy 50th Birthday Head Start!

May 29, 2015
Fifty years ago, in May of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the White House Rose Garden to announce the creation of Project Head Start, a federal program that would provide comprehensive early childhood education services to children facing poverty. Half a century later, I count myself...
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Dadvocacy!

May 26, 2015
It's a revelation that hits every parent at some point in the Goldfish-cracker and Cheerio years: I cannot protect her from everything. For me, it was in the bathroom of a Greek restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina, when she looked up at me from her toilet perch and began a conversation that...
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Fact of the Week: Nearly 1 in 4 Children in the U.S. is Served by the Federal Child Support Program

May 20, 2015
Idaho's state legislature held an unusual special session to prevent the state from losing access to federal child support collection resources. These resources help more than 100,000 parents and 155,000 children in the state.
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#MissionPossible: Building a Stronger Economy for Women & Families

May 13, 2015
Earlier today, MomsRising members, staff and volunteers stood with more than 30 organizations, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and numerous other U.S. Representatives, on Capitol Hill to send a message loud and clear that it is indeed #MissionPossible to build a strong economy for families, women...
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Tell Congress to complete #MissionPossible!

May 10, 2015
Mother’s Day 2015 came and went by in a flash. But the celebration of moms and those who love them doesn't have to stop. In fact, we're launching a mission, #MissionPossible, this week to build a stronger economy for women, families, and the nation so we'll have even more to celebrate next Mother's...
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Chocolate is Nice. But Equality is Better.

May 10, 2015
I love chocolates and flowers and brunch as much as any mom. But what I really want for Mother’s Day can’t be bought in a store. For Mother’s Day, and EVERY DAY, I want moms (and dads!) to be able to take a day off from work when they (or their kids) get the flu, or strep throat, or other illness;...
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Teaching children is my calling, but I’m not paid enough to provide for my own

May 8, 2015
Being a child care teacher is my passion. But when I think about Mother ’s Day, sometimes I feel ashamed. I feel like less of a mom. That’s because even though I work hard and I’m good at my job, I am not paid enough to provide for my own children. I ’ve been working in child care for 13 years. I...
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Washington Kids Need Your Help!

May 6, 2015
My son is on a 2 year wait list for childcare that meets my family's needs, but he can't wait -- little minds like his are growing at the fastest rate and these first few years of life are critical in building a foundation for success in school and life. Kids and families like mine can't wait for...
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