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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

An Inexcusable Hunger

Posted July 28, 2016 by Abby Leibman

Military families shouldn’t struggle with hunger. But they do — and that needs to stop. Those who make great personal sacrifices in service to our nation should be able to provide regular, nutritious meals to their families. Yet across the country, including in Virginia with its high number of military families, currently serving members of [...]

Posted Under: Food! military families

Women's Health: Tips to Help Women Age Healthfully #FoodFri

Posted July 28, 2016 by Migdalia Rivera

Women and men often experience disease or warning signs of disease differently. For example, women are at higher risk of breast cancer and osteoporosis and lose muscle mass at a younger age than men. Signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke also vary. Join #FoodFri on Friday, July 29, 2016, with @MomsRising and @CSPI, [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Do less, experience more

Posted July 27, 2016 by Renee Trudeau

Recently, our family was invited to visit friends for the weekend at their cabin on the river, an hour’s drive from our house. The night before we were going to leave, my husband and I were frantically creating lists of all the things we needed to buy, prepare, and pack — when we suddenly paused [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

#Disability Blog Carnival - Living in a post ADA world

Posted July 25, 2016 by Christina DAllesandro

Nearly 20 percent of Americans are living with a disability, and countless others are deeply involved in caring for and supporting individuals affected by disability. Last year we celebrated 25 years from the passage of the Americans with Disability Act. We highlighted many successes, while realizing that we still have a long way to go. [...]

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