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#WellnessWeds: Ask an Expert: Questions about Kids' Health with Dr. Mark Ryan

June 27, 2012
Recently, MomsRising hosted a #kidshealth tweetchat with Dr. Mark Ryan (@richmonddoc), who answered your questions about everything from childhood asthma to breastfeeding to first dentist appointments, and more! Dr. Ryan is a family doctor in Richmond, VA and a member of the board of the National...
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Raise Your Hand If You Want Representation

June 27, 2012
Alright folks, let’s take a poll: Raise your hand if you think our current media system covers the issues you care about and gives you the information you need to better understand the world around you. If your hand is up, lucky you. If your hand is down, you’re not alone. Yesterday, the Federal...
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Gender Segregation in Community College Degrees 40 Years After Passage of Title IX

June 25, 2012
Analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research finds that although women make up the majority of community college students, men and women in community college pursue very different degrees, with women generally training for lower-paying careers. Women with associate degrees earn, on average...
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Educational Success Is Largely Determined By Where You Live

June 22, 2012
by Judy Molland at care2.com Earlier this year, Care2′s Kristina Chew wrote about the widening gap between rich and poor students in schools across the U.S. over the past few decades and how, as a result, the gap in standardized test scores between affluent and low-income students has grown by 40...
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CalWORKS and Childcare - Critical Programs for Mothers - and the Economy

June 19, 2012
Beckie Moralez I recently saw Magali Sanchez-Hall and Beckie Moralez share their personal stories. A single mother and survivor of domestic violence, Magali will soon graduate from UCLA – precisely because she was able to get help from CalWORKS, childcare and Cal Grants – with a degree and a...
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Dear Southwest Airlines, Our Children Are Paying Attention. Stop Degrading 50% of the Population

June 18, 2012
Photo from: http://www.blogsouthwest.com/ More and more people are recognizing the exploitation of women's images in the media and the impact it can have on our daughters -- and our sons. They are pushing back, not gonna take it anymore. I am impressed by the mainstream embrace of courageous...
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Hop on, Pop!

June 17, 2012
My father influenced the course of my life in two dramatic ways. Before I could read, he took me to the public library and read me all the Madeline and Babar the Elephant books. We must have spent hours and hours doing this – me on his lap, his chin resting lightly on the top of my head – because...
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What do President Barack Obama, Senator Olympia Snowe and Oprah Winfrey have in common?

May 30, 2012
Like 1 of 11 people in the United States, they spent some part of their childhood being raised by their grandparents or other relatives. This practice, called kinship care, has grown over the last decade. Last week, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released a KIDS COUNT policy report, Stepping up for...
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Respecting Moms on Mother's Day

May 13, 2012
By Tiseme Gabriella Zegeye, ACLU Women's Rights Project The current presidential campaign has brought attention to the " war on women " and the "war on moms," with both Republicans and Democrats speaking out on the need to recognize and value the work mothers do in raising their children. Attention...
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Breakfast in Bed is Nice, but a Seat at the Table is Invaluable.

May 11, 2012
Meet Annie Spiegelman, a Bay Area mom who blogs as " The Dirt Diva " on matters of love, gardening, and cultivating a healthy planet. Just in time for Mother's Day, Annie shares her interview with Rachel's Network Co-Director Laurie Syms on the evidence that women in Congress, regardless of party,...
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