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We need to start talking about the 1 in 5

July 6, 2016
I am the mother of two extraordinary children, ages 10 and 13, who experience learning differences and attention issues. When we started out on this journey, we were scared and so was our daughter. We had little information to go on, as the diagnosis was unclear because she was so bright and was “...
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Always Climb Higher

July 5, 2016
When my twin sons, Nick and Jack were born in 2007, I was overwhelmed and thrilled. When Nick started missing his milestones, I was concerned. We took him to pediatricians who sent us to psychologists, occupational therapists and autism specialists who performed evaluations and tests. When Nick was...
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Sharing stories - building tolerance

July 5, 2016
What is it like to be a parent of a child with disabilities? This has become a very common question as I’ve started to share more publicly about the challenges my child faces and how they impact her and our family. The truth is that there is no exact answer. Each parent has their own unique story...
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"your daughter ... Autism"

July 5, 2016
"Ms. Cooke, the team has concluded its assessments and observations and we have come to the conclusion that your daughter NaVia fits the criteria for our exception needs program as a child with Autism." At least that's what I think they said. All I remember that late spring day in 2011 was "your...
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It is not the challenges that define us, but how we respond to those challenges

July 1, 2016
I remember when my husband and I decided to try for a second child. I wanted to have our children close together – have both in diapers – to power through this phase and be able to get back to work as soon as possible. I got pregnant quickly and breezed through doctor appointments, feeling like a...
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Send some Washington MOMentum to Congress from your keyboard!

June 9, 2016
Next week, thousands of women from across the country will gather in Washington D.C. for the first-ever United State of Women Summit to celebrate how far we have come and rally support for the broad agenda we need to achieve true gender equality. Our Executive Director will even be a speaker at the...
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NEW! NC MomsRising Facebook Group!

June 6, 2016
“I love to connect with local moms!” ~ Martha, Durham, NC IT’S HERE! You spoke, and we listened. Moms—and those who love them—here in North Carolina have been asking for a more personal way to connect with fellow MomsRising supporters online, so we’ve created a special Facebook group just for those...
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Come join us in Raleigh! You won't want to miss this.

June 2, 2016
It’s not often these days that visits to the NC General Assembly are focused on FUN! But that’s what our “Healthy Options, Healthy Choices” day next week will be — and you won’t want to miss it! Join in on the fun! RSVP here: http://action.momsrising.org/survey/join-us-healthy-options-healthy-...
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RSVP: Austin Moms Meetup about Paid Family Leave!

June 2, 2016
Right now, 1 in 4 employed mothers in the United States are back at work just TWO WEEKS after giving birth because they don’t have access to paid family leave. This puts parents in an impossible and unfair bind. But the good news is that paid family leave is being discussed more than ever by major...
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The Wage Gap: Short-Changing Women and Families

April 4, 2016
Let's fast forward to the year 2059. My 11-year old daughter Lucy will be 55, and my two-year old twins, Cecilia and Eleanor, will turn 45. It's fun to contemplate all that they might achieve over the next four decades. It's not so fun to think about the fact that it will take this long —4 0 years...
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