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Working From Home With Kids? Tips From the MomsRising Staff

March 13, 2020
First: Thanks for being here. How are you? In this time of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, many of us are scrambling to figure out how to make work work. If you're one of those who has the option to work from home but also have unexpected coworkers with various care needs alongside,...
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Managing Remotely: Top Tips From Around the Web

March 13, 2020
Working from home is one thing. Working from home with kids and others to care for is another thing. And managing workers remotely is yet another skillset altogether. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources on this specific aspect of working from home. We've gathered here what we've found to be...
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When You Have Leukemia & Need A Mask

March 12, 2020
I know we are all afraid. In fact, the fear of infection is constantly with me these days. I try to let go of the anxiety, while at the same time remembering to wash my hands often, use hand sanitizer very often, wear a mask and gloves outside, and have anyone who comes over put on a mask and...
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The Long Walk

March 8, 2020
When I drop my children at school, I rarely park near the front entrance. In fact, I often park much farther from it than is necessary. I don’t do this to avoid the many double-parked minivans which clog the street like some long suburban gypsy caravan. It is also not my distaste for the endless...
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International Mother Language Day: Sharing our Language, Culture and History

March 6, 2020
The Bangladeshi American Women’s Development Initiative (BAWDi) , a community-based organization that supports and advocates for Bangladeshi American women, girls and families in New Jersey hosted their second annual event commemorating Mother Language Day. This year the event cente red around a...
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Kirkland-Based Moms Leader: Denying Millions the Right to Earn Paid Sick Days and Ability to Access Health Care Makes the Coronavirus Even More Dangerous

March 3, 2020
"As a longtime resident of Kirkland, Washington, which sadly is the epicenter of fast-spreading coronavirus in the United States, I am seeing firsthand how a long, slow national emergency is becoming a dangerous, deadly crisis. Because the U.S. Senate and the Trump administration have been...
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Mom bears witness: Your February MOMentum

February 29, 2020
WOW - with all the actions taken, events accomplished, and donations given, we felt the love in February! Particularly powerful: MomsRising member Angelica testified before Congress about the child care crisis we face in this country, sharing her personal story as a single mom. Check it out, and...
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Take #5Actions! Coronavirus, Child care and more

February 28, 2020
As we wrap up February this weekend with Leap Day and head into spring, we can't help but notice all of the conversations regarding the coronavirus. More importantly, we are all concerned with the costs that will place burden on American families of both getting tested and in whatever vaccines Big...
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Lost My Hair & Found Myself

February 18, 2020
“Look at all of that long, pretty hair!” “Your hair is so pretty and thick!” “Girl! All that hair!” Recently, two famous women have spoken publicly and discussed their journey with hair loss: Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and actress Ricki Lake. Their stories are similar in tone addressing...
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A Wakeup Call for Parents: The Trump Administration is Endangering Generations

February 11, 2020
The Trump administration is making parenting significantly harder and putting our kids’ health at risk. In a new report, “Endangering Generations: How the Trump Administration’s Assault on Science Is Harming Children’s Health,” we catalogue a wide range of policy changes that specifically undermine...
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