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January 18, 2019
“My husband and I are both contractors who support NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. I have called all my creditors and doctors and explained the situation. I have cancelled ALL my appointments and only pay what is necessary (electric, water, insurance for my vehicle, health care for my 9 year old...
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5 Ways You Can Respond To The Family Separation Crisis

January 17, 2019
7AE9B086-0118-4B33-AFA1-DF9906F2285C.jpeg The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says that not only were “thousands” more migrant children separated at the Southern border by the Trump administration than previously known, but that they didn’t even know how many...
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Ogden, Clarksville, Huntsville: Stories from the Trump Shutdown

January 17, 2019
When one contemplates the epicenter of the Trump Shutdown, the snowy community of Ogden, Utah probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Neither is Clarksville, West Virginia. Or Huntsville, Alabama. But as the shutdown enters its 27th day, these communities are among the places where the...
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Black Breastfeeding Caucus (BBC) Calls On Disney Parks To Apologize

January 16, 2019
On Christmas Day, Alleah Erica Clarke was at DisneyWorld in Orlando with her 8-month old son for his first Christmas. What was supposed to be a magical experience turned into every breastfeeding mom’s nightmare when a Disney Parks cast member called security on her, repeatedly harassing Ms. Clarke...
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We Are MomsRising, Joan from Washington, D.C. [Govt. Shutdown Edition]

January 15, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Joan in Washington, D.C. about how the government shutdown is impacting her and her family. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I didn’t know it then, but December 21st would...
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Tell Google: Kids Apps Should be for Kids, not Marketers!

January 14, 2019
Raise your hand if you agree: Apps for kids shouldn’t serve deceptive ads, collect personal data, or trick children into making in-app purchases. Both of my hands are way up! But Google recommends a slew of “family-friendly” apps that do JUST THAT. Ugh. I'm so tired of the ads and tricks hidden in...
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5 Family Media Resolutions to Make in 2019

January 12, 2019
What do you remember from 2018? Did you share pics of your kid on Facebook? Did you sneak a peek at their texts with their friends? Did you yell at them to get off their devices ? Did you watch a movie that made you both laugh (or cry) ? Did they send you a text that filled your heart and reminded...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: January 11, 2018

January 11, 2019
Happy Friday! We're already up to full speed in 2019, and we need all hands on deck to speak out about the government shutdown, as well as priorities for the new Congress. And we're celebrating a big victory this week too! Scroll down to take action and find out more. As always, THANK YOU for all...
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