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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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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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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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TAKE ACTION: Are you ready to rise in Olympia?

January 24, 2018
Moms, dads, and kiddos are bringing the voices of families to Olympia -- will you join us? MomsRising is hosting TWO, high-impact events at the state capitol in Olympia over the next few weeks and we want YOU to be a part of it. Together, we are bringing the voices and stories of families and...
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California: Let's do Big Things for our Little Learners in 2018!

January 18, 2018
I just returned from maternity leave after spending 4 months at home with my happy and healthy second child, only to read that California ranks third in the country for most unaffordable infant care! [1] To put it clearly, I’d spend less if I went back to college for a second degree compared to...
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How to Raise a Kid With a Conscience

January 18, 2018
Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience -- someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching. But when the road to online integrity is riddled with cyberbullying , cell phone cheating , sexting , and other risks, trusting your kid to be conscientious feels like a leap of...
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The State of America’s Children Demands Your Action Right Now!

January 12, 2018
It is a national disgrace that children are the poorest Americans. The Children’s Defense Fund’s new report The State of America’s Children® 2017 details the immoral, costly and preventable poverty, homelessness, hunger, health problems, poor education and violence plaguing children who are America...
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Get the latest tips on surviving childcare drop off!

January 11, 2018
A first time drop off to childcare or preschool can be rough on kids, parents, caregivers, and educators. Let’s talk about it! Get the latest tips on surviving childcare drop off with early childhood mental health specialist and founder of Stop Parenting Alone , Lina Acosta Sandaal, live on the...
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How to Teach Kids to Recognize Fake News

January 10, 2018
Fake news has gotten a lot of attention . Even the term has earned several definitions. The quantity and types of news sources in the digital age have made it more challenging to determine what's real and what's fake. Reputable news outlets adhere to a code of ethical standards that ensures that...
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