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We Are MomsRising, Marysol from California

August 15, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Marysol in California about her experience of finding childcare for her two kiddos. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I’m a mother of two. I have a six year old daughter and...
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Parents Can Keep Children Safe from Dangerous Products With This Important Resource

August 14, 2018
As a pediatrician, I do everything I possibly can to keep children safe and healthy. One important part of that is counseling parents on what they can do to protect their children from dangerous products and unsafe toys. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of products that pose serious harm to...
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Childcare Challenges: A Teacher's Perspective

August 10, 2018
It’s no secret that America’s child care system is in need of major reform. Across the country, families struggle to pay child care bills on top of other expenses, and many parents cannot find a child care program with an open space in their neighborhood. What parents might not know is how much the...
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DC Council stands strong with infants and toddlers

August 1, 2018
Thanks to community advocates, educators, and DC families (like YOU!) who submitted their childcare stories, decorated bibs with messages to Councilmembers, sent emails to the Council, and testified in front of the DC Committee on Education – the Birth-to-Three for All DC Act (which incorporates...
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All Children Deserve a Strong Start

August 1, 2018
Becoming a parent means learning to live with an ever-present anxiety. With every meal, every doctor’s visit, every purchase of diapers or rash creams or bottles, you’re left wondering if you are doing this right. Could I be doing something more to give my child the best possible start in life?...
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How Trump’s immigration policies are harming children and future generations

July 31, 2018
Since its beginning, the Trump Administration has attacked immigrant communities with a range of misguided proposals and executive orders that undermine civil rights and terrify families. These efforts are having devastating effects—right now and potentially long term—on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s youngest residents. Now, the White House is considering another deeply damaging policy. Draft changes to the “public charge” rule would put immigration status at risk if immigrant families seek access to programs that support health, nutrition, and economic stability. Through The Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future campaign, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are working with advocates across the country to fight back. Learn more and join us at https://bit.ly/PIFresources .
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The Census Citizenship Question and Children

July 27, 2018
Who counts as a person in America? The answer is more complicated than it should be. Every ten years the government is required by the Constitution to count the entire resident population of the United States. The Census matters for a very long list of reasons beginning with political...
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Everything You Need to Know About We Are MomsRising!

July 24, 2018
I don’t know about you, but lately the doom and gloom of politics makes my head spin. It is hard to not only keep up with what is happening but also on what to make of it all. When everything feels like it is going wrong, it is more important than ever to find moments of inspiration. For me, one of...
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How to Help Tweens and Teens Create a Social Media Feed That Feeds Their Soul

July 24, 2018
You know that girl from TV -- the one whose Instagram always looks perfect even with #nofilter? Or what about that amazing singer on musical.ly whom you can’t believe is only 14? And then there's that kid whose Snapchat stories of Coachella got 500 views. Your kids may be following people like this...
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#5Actions of the Past Week: July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018
It's Friday! And hopefully a beautiful day wherever you are. Summer is hopefully a time when you can relax and tune out a bit. And that's why our weekly #5Actions round up of top actions from the past week is so useful. Please scroll down and make sure you've checked all of these urgent calls-to-...
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