I've been having an up-and-down relationship with the upcoming Presidential election. As an involved political activist and a sophomore in college, all of my social media feeds have pretty much nonstop been filled with commentary, bickering, and even fighting about candidates for the past few months. I think there are a few reasons why I [...]
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
“I have seen the devastating impact that incarceration has had on families. For the women and children left behind, it can deepen poverty and hopelessness.” ~Alicia Keys This devastation can’t be ignored. The U.S. has a higher incarceration rate than any other nation in the world. Two-thirds of the women in the federal prison system, [...]
MomsRising's Pennsylvania State Moms Force brought our voices to Harrisburg in January, reminding legislators that moms, dads and families around the state are counting on them to champion policies that boost our families and our economy including: Access to healthy food Affordable, high-quality early learning and childcare Universal, paid family leave Equal and fair pay [...]
I’m preparing to launch a new nonprofit organization in Austin this week focused on supporting parents of teens; the underlying premise: community is medicine. I have many motivations for starting this initiative, but ultimately I have experienced how life-changing it can be to have a support network when going through a challenging life stage. But asking for and receiving [...]