March 26, 2015In the spirit of Women's History Month and in honor of our foremothers whose shoulders we stand on, we hope you'll join us in celebrating their legacy, exploring the issues facing women and families today, and committing to being the best allies possible to one another and in all communities.
March 3, 2015MOMentum for paid sick days is rocketing forward! Now 17 cities and 3 states across the United States have paid sick days laws on the books. And…drum roll please…on February 12th, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro introduced the Healthy Families Act, a nationwide paid sick days bill. But this isn’t a done deal yet. We need your help.
December 9, 2014This holiday season, MomsRising is thankful for YOU because your overwhelming action to #StandWithPeggy created a powerful scene at the U.S. Supreme Court!
November 22, 2014Sign our Thank You card to Peggy Young! — A brave mom taking her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and standing up for pregnant workers across the nation.
October 22, 2014Celebrate National Work & Family Month with a Facebook chat about the need for paid family and medical leave!
August 21, 2014There is an election right around the corner and that makes now the perfect time to make sure that our elected officials in Congress and beyond know that we matter and we will be holding them accountable. Women and family economic security issues are more than just political footballs and talking points. Our voices, and our votes, matter. #WEMatter.
April 24, 2015It’s hard to explain how it felt to be so close and hear President Obama talking about the issues moms deal with in our own lives every day. How empowering it was to feel like we have a leader who actually gets the struggles families face. What it meant to have a President speaking from his own experience of watching his grandmother hit the glass ceiling and of what he hopes for his own daughters. It was vindicating and energizing and hopeful all at once. But, strange as it sounds to say it, the three-hour road trip each way was just as powerful in its own way.
April 22, 2015The inspiration for my upcoming novel, Wishful Thinking , about an overburdened, overscheduled and scantily supported divorced mother of two, came when I was reading the Harry Potter books with my older son. I was enjoying them immensely, and thought, “If I could give someone like me a superpower,...
April 17, 2015This year, thank to the Child and Dependent Care Credit, I saved $400. How far can $400 go? For my family, it equals to one week of mortgage, or two weeks of groceries, or five weeks of gasoline. It may not sound much, but is indeed very helpful. Coincidentally (and unfortunately), I had an accident just a couple of weeks ago. I was hit from behind by an unlicensed driver. My 22-month-old was in the car when the accident happened. Since the other party was not licensed nor insured, I had to pay for the damage with my own insurance. I have a $500 collision deductible and the $400 child care credit kicked in just in time to help me fix my car and replace my baby’s infant car seat.
April 17, 2015By repealing the estate tax, the House is giving millions to the wealthy and adding billions to the deficit, instead of helping those who need it most.