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How to Speak to Our Children about the Outcome of the Election

November 9, 2016
Last night as the news outlets spoke of statistics and predictions, my social media feed and email flooded with the same theme and question from most parents. They were all anticipating the conversation they would have with their children about the outcome of the election. It is a difficult...
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MomsRising on Donald Trump’s Victory in the 2016 Presidential Race

November 9, 2016
This morning we woke up to a very different America than the polls predicted. Many of us are reeling. Some of our children have difficult questions about their own safety, about their friends, and about the future of our country. But moms never give up, and we never stop fighting to make sure that...
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Como Hablarle a Nuestros Hijos Sobre los Resultados de las Elecciones.

November 9, 2016
Anoche, mientras los noticieros analizaban estadísticas y hacían sus predicciones sobre las elecciones, mi correo electrónico y mi redes sociales se inundaron con mensajes y preguntas de padres con la misma preocupación. Todos estaban anticipando el tipo de conversación que tendrían con sus hijos...
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Como Se Parece la manera en Que Criamos a Nuestros Hijos a Nuestro Sistema Político

November 2, 2016
Me avergüenza admitir que me emocioné hasta el punto en que mis ojos y mi nariz no podían funcionar apropiadamente. Traté de no respirar ni pestañar para evitar un chorro de lágrimas. Desde el escenario Heather C. McGhee nos hablaba de la importancia de escucharnos y comprender nuestra condición...
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How Your Parenting Style Resembles Our Political System

November 2, 2016
I was embarrassed that I had welled up to the point where my nose and my eyes could no longer function properly. I attempted not to take a huge breath or blink since tears were going to pour. From the stage I listened to Heather C. McGhee tell all of us that we needed to listen and understand one...
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MomsRising members stand up for mothers' rights to breastfeed!

November 1, 2016
Late last month I was joined by a number of NC MomsRising members to stand up for breastfeeding rights in our state by hand-delivering the over 500 signatures and comments from our members across the state to the NC Administrative Office of the Courts. Why the delivery? Well, unfortunately,...
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MomsRising Together: Top Priorities for 2017

October 31, 2016
Modernize workplace policies to boost families and the economy: MomsRising urges the administration and Congress to prioritize the following policies to improve families’ economic security and the boost the economy. *Priority policies include: Equal Pay, Paid Family/Medical Leave, Childcare,...
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When Halloween is over, moms of black boys will still be afraid

October 28, 2016
Halloween is a scary day — not only because of the monsters, zombies and ghosts lurking around every corner, but also because of every parent’s fear for the safety of their kids. We worry about everything from car accidents to child predators. But as parents of children of color, at times...
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What's in the Halloween makeup?

October 26, 2016
An Ice Wizard. That’s what my son wants to be for Halloween this year. And I’m glad. Homemade costumes are the most fun, and a quick internet search helped me see exactly which video game character he had in mind. Brown shirt, blue pants, blue fabric as a belt–it all seemed easy enough until we got...
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Early voting has opened in NC! Get all your voting info here.

October 20, 2016
It's ON, North Carolina. After an election season unlike any we've ever seen before, it's your turn to have the final say when you head to the voting booth. Early voting locations are open for you to cast your ballot now. It's time to own our power! Early voting opened in North Carolina on Thursday...
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