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Save the Tooth Fairy! Toy Industry Execs Highjack a Childhood Icon

July 16, 2013
Some of the toy industry's most powerful players are trying to hijack the Tooth Fairy. Until now, the Tooth Fairy was one of the few iconic children's fantasy figures that escaped being captured, branded, and monetized. But shocking footage from a pitch to investors by Paul Yanover, CEO of Fandango...
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How Play Can Unlock Your Child's Superpowers

July 8, 2013
A couple of weeks ago at the Points of Light 2013 National Conference on Volunteering and Service , I gave a talk on Unlocking Our Superpowers . In the talk, I offered up the admittedly controversial definition of superpowers as the “quirky and unique mix...
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Rally for Babies!

July 3, 2013
Are you all ready for tomorrow? At MomsRising, we've been setting up the sparklers, the sprinklers, and the BBQ, but there's one more thing we've all got to do to celebrate our nation's birthday: Rally for babies! Rallying for babies and toddlers is a great way to celebrate our nation's birthday,...
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An Organizing Dad

June 12, 2013
I’m a Dad. Even three years and two kids later, defining myself in that way still seems somewhat surreal. I’m also a Community Organizer. I have been for 13 years... and believe me that’s often very surreal as well. You see, the life of an Organizer isn’t like most. You are seen as a community...
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Priorities? America's Family Values

June 12, 2013
The day remains one of the most vibrant memories of my life. After months of preparation and a day at the hospital, our first child was born. Floating on cloud 9, and focused on taking care of what needed to be done in anticipation of her coming home, I quickly turned my attention back to work. It...
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Working Moms Just Blamed (Again)!?

June 6, 2013
Deep breath. Count to 10. Can't. Believe. He. Really. Said. That. Yesterday at a Washington Post event , Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) said that America is so "mediocre" in educational outcomes because "mom is in the workplace." ... oh REALLY?! There is steam coming out of the ears of moms...
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Hey @FoxNews!

June 4, 2013
They took it too far this time. Did you hear what the all male panel (yes, a n ALL male panel! ) on Fox News said about working moms?! " Society dissolv[ing] around us ," said Lou Dobbs . A sign of " something going terribly wrong in American society, " said Juan Williams . Erick Erickson chimed in...
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Motherhood 101

May 30, 2013
Quite unexpectedly, I recently met Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder and CEO of Generation Hope . You don’t meet a mom with her very own non-profit every day, let alone one so closely tied to the mission of maternal support and encouragement, so I was instantly intrigued. She graciously let me follow up...
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Striking a Balance Between Tiger Mom and Empathetic Mom

May 29, 2013
Strict Asian-American parents have become known as 'Tiger' parents since the publication of Amy Chua's memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. She argued that her no-nonsense parenting style brought out the best in her children. But studies suggest otherwise. I’m what one would call a tiger baby:...
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Quandary: Help your child think ethically through gameplay

May 28, 2013
Hello everyone! My name is Lisa Radden. I am excited to be joining the MomsRising community in an effort to help inform and support Moms around the world in the understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on child development and education. I would like to kick off my first post about...
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