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Social & Emotional Development

Wake Up Female Protagonists: COVID-19

March 26, 2020
If Octavia Butler were alive today, what would she say ? In her stories there were always female protagonists, she wrote herself into the story and took us with her. We are the earth loving sheros, the shape shifting elders, the isolated but actionable young women who somehow find places inside of...
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Let Them Play - Why Play-Based Learning During COVID-19 Works

March 26, 2020
When I heard a COVID-19 made homeschooler “pooh-pooh” the merits of educational play, I realized that we need to reassess the definition of play and build homeschooling programs, be they temporary or long-term that incorporate play as a means of achieving more effective learning.
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8 Ways to Socially Distance Yourself Yet Remain Connected

March 18, 2020
The mindfulness of how we connect has hopefully awakened us to consider a new way of being not normal, but better. To further accentuate the positive and keep us motivated to show our love and care here are 8 ways to socially distance yourself yet remain connected.
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We need access to affordable, high-quality child care!

March 2, 2020
Right now, Congress has a solution right in front of them: The Child Care for Working Families Act is a comprehensive solution that would expand access to affordable, high-quality childcare and pre-K for families while improving compensation and training for the childcare workforce.
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020
Happy Valentine's Day!! Happy Galentine's Day (Feb 13)! And Happy Friday. There are so many reasons to celebrate those we love, cherish and respect ... like YOU! Thank you for all yoåu do today - and every day - to demand communities and an economy that work for us all. On that note, please scroll...
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This Week's Top #5Actions! Nov. 22, 2019

November 23, 2019
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday next week, we are super grateful for all of our MomsRising members and all that you do. Please take a minute to check out our latest list of actions. We are fighting for Equal Pay, Protecting SNAP and reducing the amount of young people in prison. Here's the...
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What to Say to Your Kids When There's Another School Shooting

November 18, 2019
"School shootings" are two words no parent ever wants to hear in the same sentence. But news of these tragic events is now so familiar, the topic is unavoidable. Unlike other conversations you have with your kids about scary stuff in the news , talks about school shootings are much more emotional,...
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Children pose with Spongebob Squarepants at the Empire State Building for Lights On Afterschool.

20 Years of Turning the Lights On for Afterschool

October 25, 2019
For 20 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been organizing a celebration and rally for afterschool programs each October. Moms lead the way on these events, because they know how important it is that their kids have safe, supervised, educational activities each afternoon, after the school day ends...
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RSVP Today: Free Brunch with MomsRising in Chicago!

October 25, 2019
Dear Friends, You’re invited to a FREE family event this Sunday October 27th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Middle Brow Bungalow in Chicago. The event will feature live musical entertainment from Little Parade Music , free face painting, free t-shirts, coloring books, and a free delicious breakfast...
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The Waiting Room

October 11, 2019
Yesterday in the waiting room at a therapist’s office, I met a chatty 4-year old. I told his parents he reminded me so much of my son five years ago. His mother sat up a little straighter. She turned to face me directly. She asked me to imagine I could go back and advise myself five years ago,...
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