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Five Ways to Help Your Children Succeed in School and Life This Winter with #MomsReading

February 10, 2017
Welcome to another installment of #MomsReading! In this series, we discuss books and activities that parents and care providers can use to build a child’s social and emotional intelligence. The rest of the posts in the series can be found here . Social-emotional skills are the skills necessary to...
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Still We Rise: 9 Amazing Ways YOU Made an Impact for Women and Families in 2016

February 3, 2017
Before we get too far into the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to thank our MomsRising supporters for powering incredible MOMentum in 2016. Looking back, it wasn’t that long ago that women’s and family economic security -- from paid family leave to equal pay – were barely part of the political...
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ACT NOW: Reject Betsy DeVos' nomination for Secretary of Education!

January 30, 2017
Betsy DeVos in charge of my child’s education scares me. When questioned by the Senate committee she could not answer basic questions about education policy and declined to commit to protecting funds for public schools. She would not commit enforcing gun-free zones at schools, to enforcing laws designed to prevent and punish sexual assault on college campuses, and to supporting measures that would help ensure that children with disabilities are well-served by our schools.
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#WhyIMarch - for myself, for my family, for all of us

January 24, 2017
My name is Nancy and I live in Manchester NH. I am a mother. I am a waitress. I am strong and I am an activist. I have used my life experiences as motivation to speak out about what I believe in. In April of 2012, I gave birth to my first son Hunter. He was already a fighter weighing in at 2 lb 10...
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California: Tell Governor Brown to NOT put our littlest learners "on pause"!

January 24, 2017
This month, Governor Brown released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 and unexpectedly announced that, despite growing state revenues, he was putting "a pause" on promised investments in child care and early learning opportunities. A pause? Let's tell Governor Brown that if he puts "a...
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We Marched! Now We Rise: 5 Actions You Can Do From Anywhere

January 23, 2017
This past Saturday, January 21st, millions of people marched at over 600 Women's Marches across our nation and world. The combined total of people who took to the streets in cities from Washington, D.C. to Seattle and all cities in between is historic. Saturday's marches were the starting line. Now...
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5 Ways For Kids To Fight Injustice With #MomsReading

January 23, 2017
Welcome to our third post in our four part social justice series! In the age of toxic rhetoric dominating conversations in American politics, it is more important than ever to talk to our families about diversity, inclusion, and justice to help build a better future. Wondering how to get started?...
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Language is a gift

January 19, 2017
We speak in Urdu which is the national language of Pakistan in our house, exclusively. We made a decision when our son was born almost three years ago to keep our native language as relevant to him as we could. It is not easy since he goes to full time day care where English is spoken and the...
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Una Mamá Bilingüe viviendo en una Nación Monolingüe: Mi Experiencia Criando un Hijo Bilingüe

January 18, 2017
Mi esposo y yo nos consideramos bilingües y alfabetizados en dos idiomas. Como ex maestra de lenguaje dual, siempre supe que quería asegurarme que nuestra hija recibiera el regalo del lenguaje. Debido a mi experiencia en educación bilingüe, siempre he analizado en exceso el entorno en nuestro hogar...
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5 Ways To Teach Kids About LGBTQ+ Equality With #MomsReading

January 16, 2017
Welcome to our second post in our four part social justice series! In the age of toxic rhetoric dominating conversations in American politics, it is more important than ever to talk to our families about diversity, inclusion, and equality to help build a better future. Wondering how to get started...
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