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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?

More than 40,000 kindergarteners are home alone after school.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Pass the salt?

Posted April 24, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Salt. It's on our tables, in our cupboards and added into our foods by food companies. Powerfully flavorful, salt triggers a response in our bodies causing us to crave more. But how much is enough? When does too much salt become dangerous? According to the new Dietary Guidelines, a set of nutritional standards, we [...]

Posted Under: Food!

My Mid-Year Resolution

Posted April 24, 2015 by Beth Messersmith

Like too many moms, I’m an expert at putting myself last. It’s not something I’m proud of; it just seems to happen by default. I try to make sure my kids eat healthy. I get them regular check ups. I make sure they have lots of physical activity. But when it comes to my own [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Should corporations be watching our kids?

Posted April 24, 2015 by Mary Cathryn Ricker

As a mom, I have to address the reality of social media in my children’s lives, along with balancing the privacy they need to grow and mature in a world I am handing off to them. Part of that is keeping them safe from predators by teaching them how to navigate technology they are more [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Road Trip to See the President

Posted April 24, 2015 by Beth Messersmith

Last week I had the great good fortune of attending President Obama’s town hall on women and the economy along with 10 other NC MomsRising members.  It was held in a small space, with only 250 people or so in attendance. As one of our members put it, we were close enough that it felt [...]

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