Skip to main content

Health Care

You're a SuperMom! Here's your first mission...

August 12, 2009
We need every super mom, dad, grandparent and other MomsRising members to act now to make real healthcare reform for kids and families happen this year. To be a superhero, all you have to do is share information about healthcare reform as far and wide as you can. Here's your first Truth Squad...
Ashley Boyd's picture

It's National Farmer's Market Week August 2-8, 2009

August 7, 2009
This week is National Farmer's Market Week which is really important to note. As we push for Health care reform and look at all the illnesses that affect our families and communities, we have to look at the impact of the way we eat today. There have been plenty of national studies telling us that...

She would have given up on breastfeeding

August 6, 2009
I was amazed when a friend of mine told me that it took about a month for her and her first baby to figure out how to breastfeed. (Doesn't breastfeeding just...happen?) But she explained to me that it is actually a skill that moms and babies have to figure out. My friend was dedicated to...

Make Health Reform Work for Kids

August 5, 2009
The United States Congress currently is crafting health reform legislation that will impact us all-- if and when it is passed. It is my hope that these legislators consider the needs of families, and particularly children, in the process, and that is why I feel it is important to Speak Now for Kids...

Sleepless in Sacramento?

July 30, 2009
Today is Governor Schwarzenegger's birthday. But we're not exactly in the mood to throw him a party right now. On Tuesday, the Governor used his line-item veto authority to revise the state budget and add another $50 million in cuts to the state's Healthy Families Program, bringing the total cuts...
Anita's picture

Protect our Kids from Toxic Chemicals!

July 30, 2009
Want to say goodbye to those ever increasing parental worries about toxic chemicals used in everything from sunblock to beach balls, and even canned peaches? So do we! We're sick and tired of reading report after report about dangers associated with the products we use everyday: Biphenol-A (BPA) in...
Ariana Kelly's picture

Moms In Business Speaks Out for Healthcare Reform

July 19, 2009
Dear Moms, I wrote the following letter to President Obama the day following my last chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. He asked for ideas, and I was ready to give them. I'm not sure the day after chemo or even a week after chemo was the best time to sit down and write a letter to the...

Declare Your Independence From Toxic Chemicals!

July 4, 2009
This July 4, MomsRising is urging our members to declare independence from toxic chemicals and become part of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families campaign! At MomsRising, we hear from members all the time who are deeply concerned about dangerous chemicals in the environment and in the products we...
Ariana Kelly's picture

Time to Turn Over Those Couch Cushions!

June 19, 2009
If my family budget was in such deep crisis that I didn't have enough money to feed my kids, I would turn over every cushion looking for spare change, get a weekend job, or sell things in a yard sale. I'd do anything I could to find new ways to bring new money in the door before eliminating the...
Anita's picture

A Mom's Story: Why I Speak Now for Kids

June 17, 2009
First, I want to thank MomsRising for allowing me space on your blog. I am a mom of two great kids, Madeline (4) and Eli (19 months). I want to share why I am passionate about why health reform needs to work for kids and how I got involved in the Speak Now for Kids campaign. When my daughter was 10...