Earlier this year, the Women's Funding Alliance released an interesting little report called The Status of Women in Washington. Now before you bounce off because a) you've already used up your quota of "you go girl" fist bumps today, or b) you believe the gender gap is a bunch of hooey, hang with me for a moment. [...]
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.
"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 »
MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs
If you missed our Wellness Wednesday chat last week on open enrollment and still have questions about your healthcare coverage, we invite you to join us, What to Expect author Heidi Murkoff and senior advisor to the President and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, Valerie Jarrett for a special tweetchat, 11/13 at 12 p.m. [...]
Take Action!I have bad news. Amidst growing anti-immigrant rhetoric that's harming our children and our economy, earlier this week a divided 5th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a cruel blow. What happened? Well, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decided, in a ruling against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), to continue to stall implementation of the Obama Administration's Executive Action on Immigration that [...]
Working moms are never off the clock. Our working days are bookended by packing kids’ lunches in the morning and reading bedtime stories at night. We put in a lot more than a full day’s work and every dollar we work for is hard earned. This is even more true for military families like mine. [...]