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Las mamás hacen un llamado a Mickey Mouse para proteger las leyes laborales infantiles en Florida.

January 12, 2024
Durante 100 años, Mickey Mouse ha sido una imagen de la infancia, la inocencia y la risa. Pero ahora está en peligro de ser asociado con la eliminación de las protecciones contra el trabajo infantil... ¡AY! *Dile a Mickey que use su voz aguda pero poderosa para decirle a la Florida Restaurant and...
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Who We Are and Where We Come From is a Complicated History.

January 9, 2024
My child's class recently was assigned homework that asked culturally intrusive questions about where our family came from prior to them "moving" to America. There were questions such as, "Why did they “move” to America?", "Do we have anything in our homes that comes from that country?" and "List any recipes that come from that region." Being a black mother raising black children, I was not surprised but deeply concerned about why this was assigned to 8-year-old second graders. I learned that this is part of the Tennessee States Studies curriculum.
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Nuestras historias, nuestro poder: una asamblea pública legislativa en el estado de Washington el 9 de diciembre

November 15, 2023
¿Puedes participar en una divertida y poderosa asamblea pública GRATUITA el sábado 9 de diciembre de 11am a 12:30pm? ¡Es hora de unirnos antes de la próxima sesión legislativa del estado de Washington y eso significa asegurar que nuestras historias sean escuchadas! ¡Escucharemos a líderes de...
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I Know the System & Still Failed at Times

November 9, 2023
When I was a kid, whenever I ever asked my mother a question, her answer always started with “the Mother’s Handbook says…” Then she would make some ridiculous answer up, and yet somehow I still believed her every time. So, when I became a mom I was quite disappointed to find out there was no “...
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We Rise and March On

October 14, 2023
People with disabilities make up the largest minority group in this country. Over 50 million humans live with at least one disability. In our home, each member of our beautiful family lives with a disability. Unfortunately, this country has a lot to learn. Our nation is grossly uneducated and...
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I Am A Mom Rising With A Challenge

October 10, 2023
Eleven years ago, my youngest child, {Z} came rushing into this world like nothing I had ever seen. I wasn’t shocked. I had a feeling she would grace us early. I knew, a mother always knows. I was a high-risk pregnancy, with both of my girls. Unfortunately, signs were missed by my OB and their...
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This I Know

September 22, 2023
This world is made up of beautiful beings. I know this because l am helping to raise some of the very best. My name is Melissa. Together, my husband Shawn and I are raising two amazingly awesome kids. Our kids are gifted, intelligent, artistic, and funny. We are a neurodivergent (autism+adhd)...
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Breaking Through: It’s Not About the Wine, Government Shutdowns Explained and More

September 11, 2023
On the radio show this week we cover how “it’s not about the wine” and why hard-working moms need tools and opportunities to thrive; what’s happening with the potential government shutdown; why improved resources for people having babies while serving in the military matter to everyone; and how to support diaper banks.
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Caregiver Burnout and Ways to Cope

August 31, 2023
Caregiver burnout is a real thing, and it can happen to anyone who is responsible for the care of another person. Moms are especially vulnerable to burnout, as they often take on a lot of responsibility for their children's physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Whether you are a single parent...
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Story Shapers logo - Diverse Books for All Parent Ambassadors program

The Story Shapers National Parent Cohort

July 4, 2023
At such a critical time around the country for diverse books and the increase in book bans, we have been empowering families and caregivers to advocate in partnership with the Diverse Books for All coalition. States like Florida, Texas, South Carolina, and more have experienced active removal of...
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