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Why are the Girl Scouts Partnering with Barbie?

August 4, 2015
A few years ago I surprised myself by getting involved with my daughter's Daisy Girl Scout troop. What began as an hour of volunteering blossomed into co-leading of a delightful group of girls. I was happy that my daughter joined the Girl Scouts. The organization's progressive policies had...
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Lean on and Lead! An interview with Hawaii's Beth Fukumoto

July 24, 2015
Hawaii’s Representative Beth Fukumoto was elected to the Hawaii State House at the age of twenty-nine in 2012, and was immediately selected by her Republican colleagues to be House Minority Floor Leader. In 2013, she was listed as one of "Nine Women Remaking the Right” by the Daily Beast . In 2014...
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Echoes of Nothing

July 18, 2015
Here's the thing, wise adults: it is not up to the children to make you comfortable.
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¡No se la pierdan! Nuestra conversación en #EarlyEdChat acerca de las #manualidades de #niños

July 8, 2015
La semana pasada tuvimos un #EarlyEdChat por twitter acerca de las manualidades de niños. Nuestra visita especial fue Sylvia Akamine, pintora, madre en el estado de Kentucky y editora del blog Latina Con Estilo . Entre las ideas creativas que compartimos -- ¡habían muchas! -- compartimos como hacer...
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ICYMI: Holiday Arts & Crafts for Kids via #EarlyEdChat!

July 8, 2015
In case you missed it, last week and our Spanish arm Mamá hosted an #EarlyEdChat on twitter regarding holiday-themed arts and crafts for kids. Our special guest was artist, Kentucky mom and publisher of the Latina Con Estilo blog -- Sylvia Akamine. Among some of the cool...
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California Victory for our Little Ones!

July 8, 2015
I’ve got good news! After hearing from thousands of California MomsRising members, Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature approved a budget that includes important investments in our state’s early care and education system. The budget that Governor Brown signed includes more than $300...
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Making History for Our Littlest Learners

July 1, 2015
Can we take a moment to celebrate? We made history this week. Washington state passed and funded The Early Start Act, making this the largest expansion of early learning in our state's history. The voices of moms, dads, grandparents, and early learning supporters made the case for increasing access...
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Tragedy to Triumph: How a Child’s Bravery Helped Put Away a Rapist

June 23, 2015
I’ve been in the child protection business for 11 years and a mommy for 8, so there’s not much that fazes me. I’ve always had what my mom calls an “iron stomach”—I’ve had stomach flu exactly once, and food poisoning never—and remain completely undaunted by the spectacular range of grossness that...
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3 Books to Inspire Reading and Exploring Nature

June 22, 2015
How can parents motivate kids to get outside and read this summer? We know that students can lose about a half to a full year of reading skills and comprehension over the summer, and that too many kids are staying inside on devices or screens. Summer is the perfect time for books that inspire kids...
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Summer's Challenge

June 19, 2015
Every mother knows how much work it can be to figure out summer plans for our kids, mesh parents’ work schedules with children’s summer pursuits, and find fun, educational activities that keep our children active and constructively engaged when schools are out. What looks like freedom and vacation...
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