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It is not the challenges that define us, but how we respond to those challenges

July 1, 2016
I remember when my husband and I decided to try for a second child. I wanted to have our children close together – have both in diapers – to power through this phase and be able to get back to work as soon as possible. I got pregnant quickly and breezed through doctor appointments, feeling like a...
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What You and First Lady Michelle Obama Share When It Comes to Parenting

June 27, 2016
At the end of the day, the crowd broke into an uproar when we heard Oprah Winfrey proclaim, "Hi, everybody!" We had all been anxiously awaiting the Q&A of Oprah with Michelle Obama, the hostess of our summit. Michelle Obama spoke of many things: self-value, self-worth, defining ourselves and handling criticism. She described how she chose her priorities and what she values most. But of all she described and shared, one line stuck with me. After Oprah asked her what she would be leaving the White House most proud of, she stated
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Reflections on The United State of Women Summit

June 22, 2016
From Vice President Biden's call to action challenging all of us (women *and* men) to help bring an end to violence against women to Michelle Obama and Oprah's *real* conversation about the fallacy women face to have and do it all, The United State of Women Summit, convened by the White House, has...
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Chilling Words from My 15-Year-Old Son in Connecticut

June 16, 2016
By Pamela Deiter-Sands, Connecticut My son with the camera, always watching the world: he shows me things and tells me things that stop me in my tracks. He asked if I'd heard about the boy who texted his mother from the club in Orlando, "I love you mom." I started crying a little and said yes, I...
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Resources For Those Affected by the Shooting In Orlando

June 13, 2016
Orlando is home. While I am looking forward to The United State of Women Summit happening tomorrow, I can't say that I will be completely present. This feeling is unfamiliar though I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way. At the time of this post, 49 people are dead. I won't count the...
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Send some Washington MOMentum to Congress from your keyboard!

June 9, 2016
Next week, thousands of women from across the country will gather in Washington D.C. for the first-ever United State of Women Summit to celebrate how far we have come and rally support for the broad agenda we need to achieve true gender equality. Our Executive Director will even be a speaker at the...
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NEW! NC MomsRising Facebook Group!

June 6, 2016
“I love to connect with local moms!” ~ Martha, Durham, NC IT’S HERE! You spoke, and we listened. Moms—and those who love them—here in North Carolina have been asking for a more personal way to connect with fellow MomsRising supporters online, so we’ve created a special Facebook group just for those...
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It Makes Me Sick That We Don't Have Paid Sick Days

June 1, 2016
My heart sunk when I got the call from school telling me that Ch arlie, my 2nd grader, was in the nurse's office with the pukes. I quickly made arrangements wit h my supervisor to use paid sick time that afternoon and headed ho me to care for my child. MomsRising Paid Sick Days Charles Photo.jpg...
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Corporate culture and working parents – The struggle is real

May 16, 2016
Ever since becoming a full time working mother, I cringe at how we have let corporate culture consume us. I wonder why we all do not rebel against it, take a stand, talk about it, dispel it and instead join forces to establish a corporate culture that focuses on productivity within the business...
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Momentum is growing for sentencing reform!

May 6, 2016
Inspiring. Last week, celebrities, advocates, and clemency recipients descended on Capitol Hill for a #JusticeReformNow briefing to talk about our country’s desperate need to end mass incarceration. We then met with lawmakers and staff to deliver MomsRising's petitions on Justice and Sentencing...
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