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Childcare & Early Education

Say NO to $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to wealthy corporations!

October 24, 2017
Over the next few weeks, the U.S. Congress will try to pass a tax package. While the promise was to make changes that would help families like yours and mine, the current track outlined in the budget would give $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires, and giant corporations. Yes,...
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Councilwoman’s Right to Breastfeed Being Challenged

October 23, 2017
Stunned. Outraged. That’s how I felt yesterday when I saw the news that Councilwoman Catherine Emmanuelle in Eau Claire, Wisconsin was illegally barred from breastfeeding her baby at the council dais during council meetings--because the council president decided that breastfeeding didn’t meet “our standards of decorum” for meetings.
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Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Condescendence Is Not What We Need

October 23, 2017
Let’s be honest, as parents of a child, or children, with special needs of any kind, not just Down syndrome, it takes years to learn and understand that condescendence has nothing to do with inclusion, and in the end, it has nothing good to offer to our children. As the parent of two children with...
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Hablando de Mamás con poder….

October 16, 2017
Llegué a este país hace 15 años a hacer mi maestría. Como muchas otras, me quedé, me casé y hace ocho años tuve la gran fortuna de ser mamá. Fue allí cuando comenzó mi aventura en el mundo de la maternidad -en la cual sigo todos los días. Hace siete años, cuando mi niña más grande cumplió un año me...
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Raising Bilingual Kids is as Easy as…

October 12, 2017
When my husband and I married in 2006 we were anxious to start a family and were intent on raising our kids to be fluent in English and Spanish. We had strong ideas on how we would accomplish this, and after all, since we are both native speakers of our respective languages we figured it would be...
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We are a bilingual family

October 11, 2017
*** Want more information on raising multilingual children? Visit MomsRising's bilingual parenting resource site: http://action.momsrising.org/survey/bilingual_baby/?source=blog We are a bilingual family and proud of it. Spanish and English are spoken equally in our home and we knew when we had our...
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We know what we want for our kids in early childhood, now how do we get it?

October 6, 2017
I wear two hats. I’m a parent and I’m an advocate for high quality early childhood education that prepares children for success in school and, ultimately, life. As a parent, I’ve experienced the anguish that all parents feel when trying to choose the first education experience for their young child...
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Raising Bilingual Children: The Facts and Myths

October 5, 2017
*** Want more information on raising multilingual children? Visit MomsRising's bilingual parenting resource site: http://action.momsrising.org/survey/bilingual_baby/?source=blog Science has discovered some amazing things about the brain. It's about 2% of your body weight, comprised of 73% water,...
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Tips for Talking to Kids About Disturbing News

October 4, 2017
No matter how old your kids are, threatening or upsetting news can affect them emotionally. Many can feel worried, frightened, angry, or even guilty. And these anxious feelings can last long after the news event is over. So what can you do as a parent to help your kids deal with all this information?
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Ask Senator McCaskill to support Paid Sick Days & Affordable Childcare!

October 4, 2017
Between lack of earned sick days and non-existent paid family and medical leave policies, working parents are really feeling squeezed right now. But together, we can change this!
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