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Safe and Private Isn't an Option

June 16, 2015
I don't have to tell any parent that, once you have a child in your life, privacy goes out the window. From the minute baby can walk, nowhere is sacred. You can't pee, shower, or dress without at least the threat of imminent interruption. Life gets all the more interesting when the child learns to...
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Yes! I can deliver a #Mission Possible packet to my local member of Congress!

June 10, 2015
In response to our #MissionPossible campaign to show lawmakers that building a stronger economy for working families and our nation IS mission possible, over one thousand people signed up to drop off booklets directly to their local member of Congress before June 21st. The booklet is an educational...
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My challenge to you this summer: DO IT DIFFERENT!

June 10, 2015
This morning I made migas with mushrooms for breakfast. Then I dropped off my son to volunteer at our friends wonderful farm camp (where I was greeted by roosters and got to pet a gentle horse and a goat) and I attended a morning yoga class. Driving to my office to begin my workday, I was almost...
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Well-funded Early Education Programs Provide Opportunity

June 8, 2015
In a few hours, my children will exit the front doors of Conn Elementary School as rising 1st and 3rd graders. I'm incredibly grateful for the flexibility that has allowed me the time to volunteer in each of their classrooms, and, unsurprisingly, I learned a few things while I was there...
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Mamás de California: ¡Sus respuestas fueron increíbles!

June 2, 2015
Nota de la autora: Si vives en Californa y quieres actuar, haz clic a la petición . ¡Compartiré más firmes y historias a nuestros diputados en Sacramento! ¡Gracias! -Elisa SACRAMENTO -- Tres semanas atrás les pedimos a nuestros miembros de California que compartieran sus experiences en obtener...
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CA Moms: I am blown away by your response!

June 2, 2015
Three weeks ago we asked our California members to share their experiences obtaining affordable and high-quality childcare in our state. We are overwhelmed. Hundreds of you wrote in to share challenges that, sadly, are all too common: childcare that costs the same as rent; too few childcare slots; and children who simply must go without early learning opportunities.
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A Focus on Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care

May 29, 2015
Grandma watches the kids while mom works…. Dad drops off his daughter at the neighbor’s so he can go to a doctor’s appointment…. Auntie picks up her niece from day care because mom and dad have to work late…. Scenarios like these are familiar to every parent. Family, friend, and neighbor care (also...
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Our littlest learners need your help!

June 1, 2015
"It's traumatic enough to put a child in daycare in the first place: but day after day, to leave this fragile, sweet, innocent baby in a place I hate? I wish I had more options." ~ MomsRising member Andrea, Minnesota It's a national embarrassment that stories like Andrea's are all too common to...
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Happy 50th Birthday Head Start!

May 29, 2015
Fifty years ago, in May of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the White House Rose Garden to announce the creation of Project Head Start, a federal program that would provide comprehensive early childhood education services to children facing poverty. Half a century later, I count myself...
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May 26, 2015
It's a revelation that hits every parent at some point in the Goldfish-cracker and Cheerio years: I cannot protect her from everything. For me, it was in the bathroom of a Greek restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina, when she looked up at me from her toilet perch and began a conversation that...
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