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3rd grade. Do you remember your third grade? For me, it’s the smell of warm peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as I opened my lunchbox, the sound of crinkly sheets of multiplication tables, and memories of my single mom scrambling to get me to class. Mrs. Upton, my Springhill Lake Elementary homeroom teacher, helped hold it all together. She meant the world to me and has my lifelong gratitude. (If you’re reading this Mrs. Upton, thank you). * TAKE ACTION: Sign here to tell Congress not to make...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
Within the past year, there has been some progress in the area of maternal mental health in the United States and there appears to be more on the horizon. The FDA has recently approved the first, and only, oral medication for postpartum depression (PPD). Zurzuvae (zuranolone) is a 14-day treatment that has shown results as early as day 3 of treatment, in some study patients. This medication could be publicly available as early as October. New tools are certainly needed because maternal mental...
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Gina Arias
On the radio show this week we cover how “it’s not about the wine” and why hard-working moms need tools and opportunities to thrive; what’s happening with the potential government shutdown; why improved resources for people having babies while serving in the military matter to everyone; and how to support diaper banks.
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Grab your sunglasses because your August MOMentum was brilliant!
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Kerri Karvetski
Book bans and attempted book bans are happening in schools and libraries across America right now. It’s shocking AND we can stop it - but first we need to know how. And that’s why MomsRising is bringing in the experts! → Next week on Wednesday, September 13th at 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST, the Florida Freedom to Read Project, a mom-led grassroots organization on the frontlines of fighting Florida’s book bans, will be giving us the 411 on how to fight censorship efforts. Can you join this important...
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Upper Valley New Hampshire Fellowship
MomsRising New Hampshire is excited to officially share that we are bringing our fellowship program to the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont this fall! Our fellowship program will bring together 8-10 caregivers and child care providers from the area who are interested in developing their advocacy and organizing skills to impact change in the Upper Valley. Are you interested in joining our fellowship program? Let us know by filling out this form. Have you ever heard of our fellowship...
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MacKenzie Nicholson
Back to school is always a stressful time. The question of does my son have what he needs for school changed when he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was in the 1st grade. No longer am I worrying ONLY about pencils, crayons and backpacks. Added on to that is low supplies, insulin and glucagon. In class vs nurse’s office. On person vs at teacher’s desk. Is he the first student in this school? The fear of the lack of knowledge amongst staff starts to grow. There is so much you have to...
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Did you know that the United States is currently the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world, with major racial disparities where Black women lose their lives at 3 to 4 times the rate of white women due to maternity-related causes, independent of age, economic background, or education, a fact that has gone unchanged for several decades, even in New Hampshire? [ 1 ] What’s worse is a recent report from the CDC showing that 80% of maternal deaths are preventable. [ 2 ] This year...
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MacKenzie Nicholson
BOOM! Yesterday was proof positive that your voice, our voices together, and our votes, make a BIG difference over time! We were at the White House bringing member stories, petition signatures, and priorities forward as we also celebrated — along with many colleagues — the one year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act which lowers health care costs for families, begins to address the climate crisis, brings manufacturing back, helped create more jobs in two years alone than any other...
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