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A Year in the Family Garden: May, and Some Basics

May 20, 2015
Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve jumped from cool spring to hot summer over night. But don’t worry - there’s plenty of time to get a garden started! In fact, you’re just in time. Some tips for starting your family garden this year: 1. Quick primer on the basics. Anyone can garden. You don’t need special...
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Fact of the Week: Nearly 1 in 4 Children in the U.S. is Served by the Federal Child Support Program

May 20, 2015
Idaho's state legislature held an unusual special session to prevent the state from losing access to federal child support collection resources. These resources help more than 100,000 parents and 155,000 children in the state.
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Native American Youth Advocating for Their Own

May 20, 2015
Meet 5 Native American youth who overcame obstacles and beat the odds, and are now doing amazing work advocating for others in their communities.
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Brooklyn MomsRising MeetUp: Shower Me Community Baby Shower

May 19, 2015
Momsrising.org recently co sponsored Shower Me community baby shower celebrating expectant moms in their second and third trimesters of pregnancy. As part of this local meet up 25 beautiful moms-to-be were gifted essential nursery supplies; clothing and gear; information on prenatal and postpartum...
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“They Just Have to Make It Right”: The First Year of the Massachusetts Law on Standards for Pregnant Women in Prison

May 15, 2015
One year ago today, I was thrilled to have a front-row seat when the Massachusetts governor signed the pregnancy care and anti-shackling bill into law. Twelve months later, my mood is tempered by the mixed picture we see around the state, from full compliance with the law on paper to violations of...
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Little Honesty on Chemical Safety

May 14, 2015
As parents, we spend a lot of time shopping for family essentials and a lot of time doing research to make sure the products we buy are the best for our kids. One key factor we all consider is safety – how does a car seat rank, is the SPF of this sunscreen high enough, will these outlet covers...
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When Breast Milk Goes Big Business

May 14, 2015
This past weekend I joined a dozen of local mothers (and fathers) for a stroll walk , raising funds and awareness for the importance of human donor milk. Why donor milk? Well, much has been said about the benefits of breast milk for babies. It is the feeding method recommended by the American...
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Tell Congress to complete #MissionPossible!

May 10, 2015
Mother’s Day 2015 came and went by in a flash. But the celebration of moms and those who love them doesn't have to stop. In fact, we're launching a mission, #MissionPossible, this week to build a stronger economy for women, families, and the nation so we'll have even more to celebrate next Mother's...
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