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On the Road to Hispanicize

March 18, 2015
I am headed to the Hispanicize conference this week. It’s the first time that I go to a conference as both a blogger and an activist (can I just say I’m still not used to that word?). I’m excited on so many fronts. Next week is my 40th birthday (woohoo!). I’m hoping to be able to celebrate it with...
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Speaking Out for CHIP

March 7, 2015
I've volunteered as a mentor for inner-city at-risk youth for 20 years and have always been passionate about issues concerning women and children. I first heard about MomsRising in 2006, when the organization started, and have been taking action online with the organization ever since. So, when I was contacted by MomsRising to see if I could attend a meeting at my Congressional Representative's office about the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), I was nervous but sure I wanted to go.
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Celebrate Women's History Month: Take care of yourself

March 3, 2015
A smile spread across Amy’s face as she strolled out of her doctor‘s office with a clean bill of health yesterday. The sun was shining, and tulips were blooming, as her thoughts turned to planting her first crops of the season. “I love growing wholesome berries and vegetables, “ Amy beams. She and...
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MILLIONS could lose their health coverage because of one U.S. Supreme Court case

March 3, 2015
Just as the rate of uninsured adults has reached an all-time low , this access to affordable healthcare is under threat again. What’s the lowdown? Well, this week, the U.S. Supreme Court will review King v. Burwell, a case that threatens to eliminate the financial assistance for health coverage in...
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The U.S. Surgeon General Discusses Top Questions From Moms About the MMR Vaccine

February 27, 2015
We all want our children to be safe and healthy. Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease, but, fortunately, we can prevent it with immunizations. The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is safe and the best way to protect your child against measles and other diseases. I understand...
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Taking to the Hill to Defend Medicaid

February 27, 2015
On Tuesday MomsRising volunteers and their kids met with Senators on Capitol Hill to discuss Medicaid and deliver YOUR stories!
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On Infant Feeding: Research, Support and Community

February 25, 2015
Can you talk about your commitment to breastfeeding support, and how you began? My interest and commitment to infant feeding support developed out of my clinical, graduate, and personal experiences. As a public health nurse working with pregnant and parenting African American women and their...
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Let's Defy Breastfeeding Myths

February 25, 2015
My commitment to breastfeeding started as a young mother. I believe it is the best start we can give our babies. My first child was not breastfed because of a myth that my husband had. He believed that the breasts were not meant for that purpose because it was an old fashioned concept. He also...
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See this Pittsburgh Mom in Action!

February 23, 2015
At MomsRising, we know moms are changing more than diapers everyday—and sometimes that includes making sure all moms have access to diapers! That’s why I couldn’t resist the opportunity to tell you about Heather, a local Pittsburgh “Mom in Action” and blogger of Diary of a First Time Mom , who has...
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