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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 »

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Studies show kids who go to formal after school programs watch less television, have higher academic achievement, and better social adjustment.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

NFL is letting a player off the hook for assaulting his wife. Can you take a second to sign and share this petition?

Posted July 28, 2014 by Nita Chaudhary

People are outraged over the news that the NFL is letting a player off the hook for assaulting his wife. Can you take a second to sign and share this petition? Tell NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: Domestic violence is a serious crime, and abusers have no place in your league. Change your policies so that violent offenders [...]

Sign now: Congress→ Raise the minimum wage

Posted July 24, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

$15,080 per year. That’s what moms like Ethel from Maryland, and millions of women, are making working full-time earning the federal minimum wage. This hurts families. This hurts our economy. This hurts us all. *Tell Congress to Raise the Wage now: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/momsraisethewage/ A seldom-discussed fact is that women make three-quarters of purchasing decisions in our [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

G is for Greens Part 3: DIY Plantable Paper!

Posted July 23, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Homemade plantable seed paper is a simple DIY project that can be done at home in a very short time. It can be used in a variety of ways. Given that I enjoy hosting parties and gathering, I use homemade plantable seed paper as memorable party favors and gift tags!     What I love [...]

Posted Under: Food!

House Set to Vote on Child Tax Credit Improvement* Act (*Improvement Not Included)

Posted July 23, 2014 by Susanna Birdsong

Improvement.  It’s a subjective word, I guess.  Otherwise how does H.B. 4935 get to call itself the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014?  The House is set to vote on the bill this week, and although it sounds like a winner, for millions of low-income working families it is exactly the opposite.  First, a [...]

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