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T: TV We Choose & Other After-School Programs

Clear and independent universal television rating system that allows for choice in the home. Safe, educational opportunities for children after the school doors close.

Lucas's Story

"There were guitars and magic cards, talking, break dancing, listening to music, regular cards, just hanging out. There was always an adult teen director back there with you so things didn't get out of hand," recalls Lucas. Lucas lives with his mom and she has to work full-time to support them both. Before Lucas found the Boys and Girls Club, he was home alone until 6 PM or 7 PM every weeknight, and he'd been doing this since about the fifth grade. Studies show kids who go to formal after school programs watch less television, and have higher academic achievement as well as better social adjustment. More »

Did You Know?

One study found that the more television a child watched, the more they tried to get their parents to buy products while shopping.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

A Working Mom Shaping the Lives of Future Generations

Posted May 23, 2015 by Shay Chan Hodges

Thank you to Mom-Mentum Editor Kate Fineske for graciously allowing me to cross-post this piece, which was originally published at Mom-Mentum. Depending on the profession and individual circumstances, every mother has her own story about returning to work. Over the past several months we’ve begun highlighting our Mom-mentum members Return-to-work stories. Likewise, in her book Lean On and [...]

This Memorial Day, tell Congress to support tax breaks for military families!

Posted May 22, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Happy Memorial Day! This weekend doesn’t just mark the official start of summer, BBQ season, and sunny days. It’s also a weekend when we remember our nation’s families who that have sacrificed the most for our country. It’s also the time of year when we see a lot of members of Congress wearing flag pins [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Let's Share Recipes and Safe Food Handling Tips! #FoodFri #Tweetchat

Posted May 22, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

With Memorial Weekend ahead of us, I'm gearing up to visit family, enjoy a BBQ or two, and spend some time creating foods that scream warm weather and fun. It's the perfect time to introduce the kiddos and their friends to healthy foods. It's also a great time to swap recipes! Join #FoodFri at 1pm [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Latest on healthy school snacks in Ohio and Michigan

Posted May 22, 2015 by Karen Showalter

  The Smart Snacks in School rule went into effect this past year, and ensures snacks foods and beverages sold in schools are healthy. Together with our partners, MomsRising submitted over  200,000 signatures from people like you who support these healthy changes to the school day. Now, snacks sold through vending machines, stores and a la [...]

Posted Under: Food!
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