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Education Buzzwords: A Rundown on Social & Emotional Learning

December 10, 2018
Although the concept has been around for some time, social emotional learning (SEL) has become the new buzzword in education circles, joining the ranks of other child and youth-centered keywords including trauma-informed teaching, restorative justice, and positive behavior intervention schools...
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Love Works

December 5, 2018
Intense does not begin to describe last week's staff retreat. Anti-oppression and anti-semitism training, visits to the The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarcerationand and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice exploring enslavement and lynching, and a dance party (because...
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Our Favorite Hanukkah Books

December 5, 2018
This week, Jewish families around the world are celebrating the holiday of Hanukkah. Hanukkah is an eight-night "festival of light" that celebrates the the miracle of the Jews, led by the Maccabees, defeating one of the mightiest armies on earth, the Greeks, against all odds. Many families light a...
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Give Today!

UPDATE: Giving Tuesday Match extended!

November 28, 2018
Wow -- we’re overwhelmed by the generosity we received on Giving Tuesday from dedicated supporters like you. So was the generous donor who offered to match your gift. That’s why she’s offered to extend the Giving Tuesday Match ONE MORE DAY ! We’ve made great progress, MomsRising, but we haven’t...
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Give Today!
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MomsRising, it’s Giving Tuesday. May we match your gift?

November 27, 2018
Today, we’re celebrating Giving Tuesday 2018 by sharing 10 of your “why” stories — why you voted, why you rise, and why you #KeepMarching. We received over 800 “Why I KeepMarching” statements, from every corner of the nation. They gave us goosebumps, tears, laughter ... a much-needed boost after...
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Adoption Awareness Month
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Love, loss and paid family leave: One adoption story

November 26, 2018
Like every parent, I will never forget the day we brought our daughter home for the first time. It was an unseasonably warm spring day and, after dumping the luggage from our weeks abroad, we headed straight for the yard. As I set our 17-month-old in the grass, I felt a momentary a rush of relief...
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“I refuse to leave this nation worse than how I found it”

November 26, 2018
A few days ago, we asked MomsRising members like you why you voted, and why you #KeepMarching. In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, we’re sharing 10 of these statements — all of them from MomsRising grandparents . Yes, grandparents! If there’s anyone who can inspire us to keep rising and #...
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Gracias a la vida y a ti que nos has dado tanto

November 22, 2018
En este Día de Acción de Gracias, queremos expresar gratitud a nuestra comunidad de guerreras, y a ti que eres parte de ella. Gracias por tu apoyo constante y ser la fuerza motivadora de nuestro trabajo. Cada una de tus llamadas, textos, firmas, visitas a la oficina de tu legislador, y otras...
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Adopción

Amor, pérdida y permisos familiares pagados: Una historia de adopción

November 20, 2018
Como cualquier padre de familia, nunca olvidaré el día que trajimos a nuestra hija a la casa por primera vez. Era un día de primavera inusualmente cálido y, después de meter a la casa el equipaje de una semana que pasamos fuera del país, salimos al patio. Cuando puse a nuestra hija de 17 meses en...
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Premature Awareness Month

A Premature Birth Can Be Traumatic, Not Having Paid Leave Makes It Worse

November 14, 2018
Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to have kids. My husband and I married somewhat young, and we decided to try having kids when we were in our twenties, just in case it might not work out if we tried in our thirties. With our chosen professions in the food industry, there would have been no...
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