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Patients' Bill of Rights Offers Help to Children with Special Health Needs

June 24, 2010
The Restemayers' story is a powerful reminder of why we all need to be rolling up our sleeves and making sure that health care reform works as intended for families and children.
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Breastfeeding - A Secret Weapon To Save Billions of Dollars

June 24, 2010
The American Academy of Pediatrics' prestigious journal, Pediatrics , recently released a cost analysis on breastfeeding . The bottom line: The United States could save $13 billion annually if 90 percent of families were able to comply with medical recommendations to breastfeed exclusively for six...
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New Report: Americans Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

June 21, 2010
The results of a new poll show that while paid sick days is an employment benefit many Americans believe should be ensured by the government as a "basic labor standard," too many are going without. In fact, according to the survey sponsored by Washington DC's Public Welfare Foundation and conducted...

CA MomsRising members: We're keeping an eye on the budget.

June 3, 2010
California MomsRising members have been keeping an eye on the budget. That's why we dropped by the Capitol on May 19th to deliver member messages attached to funny glasses and a letter urging our legislators to fight against proposed cuts to kids' health programs, including the possible elimination of vision benefits from the Healthy Families Program. We also met with CA Senator Gloria Romero, Chair of the Senate Education Committee, to talk with her about our work.

Herd feelings

June 2, 2010
Working mothers are not crackheads. Having children is not just another lifestyle choice. If we want to keep this little human experiment going, then we need a sizable chunk of the population to keep having children.
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What the New Breastfeeding Law Means for New Moms

May 27, 2010
Greetings! The last time I was here blogging at MomsRising I was pushing for a nationwide breastfeeding law to give nursing moms reasonable break time and privacy at work to pump breast milk. I am proud to say that nursing moms now have new breastfeeding protections in place to make life easier for...
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MomsRising members in the CA Capitol standing up for kids!

May 19, 2010
Today, moms met on the steps of CA's Capitol in Sacramento with funny glasses and an important message from CA MomsRising members: "Cutting vision benefits for kids is short-sighted policy! Our leaders need glasses!" You don't have to go to Sacramento to make a difference! From the comfort of your...

Moms – it’s your time to be healthy

May 13, 2010
"As a working mom, I know how easy it is to put our own health on the back burner behind work, family, or school."
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May 9, 2010
In our natural instinct to protect our children, we sometimes (often?) get waylaid by products that end up doing more harm than good, but make a nice profit for the manufacturer. A chemical called triclosan is a case in point. It’s supposed to vanquish “germs,” that is, bacteria or microbes. You’ll...

Child Labor and Our Groceries

May 5, 2010
When grocery shopping for my children, I often ask myself, “Is this cereal healthy?” or “Are these carrots organic?” But until recently, I never thought to ask, “Did a 12-year old pick these strawberries?” Child labor is usually portrayed as a problem in poor, distant countries. But hidden in...