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Where does your child care dollar go?

March 27, 2018
I’ve always wanted a big family. But, after my second child was born the realities of multiple kids made me re-think my desire to fill a minivan. It wasn’t that we would need a bigger house, or a bigger car, or multiple plane tickets to visit family that had me most stressed out. It was the cost of...
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You're Invited to a Family Friendly Day of Action in Sacramento!

March 19, 2018
Have you been looking for a way to raise your voice for kids and families, and introduce your kiddos to activism, advocacy, and being a force for change? Well, save the date of Monday, April 23rd because you’re officially invited to a fun--and free !-- day of action with MomsRising and Common Sense...
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5 Ways Social Media Can Be a Force For Good in the Lives of Kids and Teens

March 15, 2018
From sexting to cyberbullying to FOMO , social media sure has its share of negatives. But, if it's all bad, how did 2,000 students protest their school system's budget cuts ? How are teens leading the charge against cyberbullying? How did they organize a national school walkout day to protest gun...
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5 Things to Know About Handing Over Your Heart and Pre-K Drop-Offs!

March 12, 2018
A first time drop off to childcare or pre-k can be rough for everyone involved, from kids and parents, to caregivers and educators. Last month, we sat down with Lina Acosta Sandaal, mom and Stop Parenting Alone early childhood mental health specialist , to talk about why this is a struggle, how...
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Attention DC: RSVP NOW for our early learning delivery!

February 28, 2018
Those of us who live in the DC area know what a struggle it can be to find high-quality yet affordable early learning options, like childcare and pre-k, for our little learners. That’s why we were so thrilled this past fall when Senator Patty Murray (WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (VA)...
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How to Talk to Kids of All Ages About Difficult Subjects

February 23, 2018
One of the toughest jobs of parenting is talking to your kids about difficult subjects. It's hard enough to explain when Mr. Teddy Bear gets eaten by the washing machine. Or how their bike got stolen at school. It feels impossible to put into words the really big issues, such as violence, racism,...
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Big Rainbows in the Political Clouds for Children: Some Really Really Good News

February 9, 2018
God has sent some huge rainbows in the clouds for vulnerable children amidst a profoundly negative political climate. Good news these days has been few and far between but the Bipartisan Budget Package/Continuing Resolution (CR) signed by the President earlier today offers significant and long...
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#5Actions of the Week! February 10, 2018

February 9, 2018
Happy weekend! We hope you have some time to recharge before the start of a new week. We're making it easy to catch up on all of the top actions from the last week, with our latest #5Actions round up! As always, please forward and share with family and friends, too! 1. Don't Let the Dinosaurs Win...
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Keeping Promises

January 26, 2018
“You promised.” Children learn the value and power of those words very early on as they begin to develop a sense of morality and trust. A preschooler will show deep outrage when an adult promise isn’t kept. The Continuing Resolution that ended this week’s government shutdown relied on a series of...
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