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H1N1 - Your thoughts?

September 2, 2009
Wow. H1N1 is on moms' minds. Over 33,000 people signed on to the petition we sent around last week, agreeing that: "The United States needs to allow all working people to earn paid sick days to ensure our economic security, and protect public health." The leaders of our nation are working hard to...

Children Are a Critical Piece of the Health Reform Puzzle

September 1, 2009
As a mom and a child health advocate, I am deeply concerned about our children who rely upon the Medicaid program and their ability to access specialty care. Medicaid is the largest insurer of children. One in four children in this country depends on Medicaid for health care coverage. Pediatric...

Save Our Mac & Cheese

August 25, 2009
Save our mac & cheese Did you know that Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is formulated differently for countries in Europe than for the U.S.?1 I didn't either until I read The Unhealthy Truth, a book about the toxicity of America's food supply. The fact is, that in 2008, Kraft removed artificial...
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You're a SuperMom! Here's your first mission...

August 12, 2009
We need every super mom, dad, grandparent and other MomsRising members to act now to make real healthcare reform for kids and families happen this year. To be a superhero, all you have to do is share information about healthcare reform as far and wide as you can. Here's your first Truth Squad...
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It's National Farmer's Market Week August 2-8, 2009

August 7, 2009
This week is National Farmer's Market Week which is really important to note. As we push for Health care reform and look at all the illnesses that affect our families and communities, we have to look at the impact of the way we eat today. There have been plenty of national studies telling us that...

She would have given up on breastfeeding

August 6, 2009
I was amazed when a friend of mine told me that it took about a month for her and her first baby to figure out how to breastfeed. (Doesn't breastfeeding just...happen?) But she explained to me that it is actually a skill that moms and babies have to figure out. My friend was dedicated to...

Make Health Reform Work for Kids

August 5, 2009
The United States Congress currently is crafting health reform legislation that will impact us all-- if and when it is passed. It is my hope that these legislators consider the needs of families, and particularly children, in the process, and that is why I feel it is important to Speak Now for Kids...

Sleepless in Sacramento?

July 30, 2009
Today is Governor Schwarzenegger's birthday. But we're not exactly in the mood to throw him a party right now. On Tuesday, the Governor used his line-item veto authority to revise the state budget and add another $50 million in cuts to the state's Healthy Families Program, bringing the total cuts...
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Protect our Kids from Toxic Chemicals!

July 30, 2009
Want to say goodbye to those ever increasing parental worries about toxic chemicals used in everything from sunblock to beach balls, and even canned peaches? So do we! We're sick and tired of reading report after report about dangers associated with the products we use everyday: Biphenol-A (BPA) in...
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Moms In Business Speaks Out for Healthcare Reform

July 19, 2009
Dear Moms, I wrote the following letter to President Obama the day following my last chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. He asked for ideas, and I was ready to give them. I'm not sure the day after chemo or even a week after chemo was the best time to sit down and write a letter to the...