I just returned from maternity leave after spending 4 months at home with my happy and healthy second child, only to read that California ranks third in the country for most unaffordable infant care!  To put it clearly, I’d spend less if I went back to college for a second degree compared to paying for infant [...]
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Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience -- someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching. But when the road to online integrity is riddled with cyberbullying, cell phone cheating, sexting, and other risks, trusting your kid to be conscientious feels like a leap of faith. Here's the good news: Studies show that [...]
It is a national disgrace that children are the poorest Americans. The Children’s Defense Fund’s new report The State of America’s Children® 2017 details the immoral, costly and preventable poverty, homelessness, hunger, health problems, poor education and violence plaguing children who are America’s responsibility and future. The U.S. has 73.6 million children. Nearly 1 in [...]
A first time drop off to childcare or preschool can be rough on kids, parents, caregivers, and educators. Let’s talk about it! Get the latest tips on surviving childcare drop off with early childhood mental health specialist and founder of Stop Parenting Alone, Lina Acosta Sandaal, live on the MomsRising.org Facebook page Tuesday 1/23, 8:30pET/5:30pPT. We’ll be answering [...]