“Don’t forget to hug him, squeeze him tightly first, and then lay out the steps to recover. . . I learned that from Lylah. . . Hugs first . . ." - My mother, Lorna, said this to me today after I expressed being overwhelmed with the mess of poor grades that one of my high [...]
T: TV We Choose & Other After-School Programs
Clear and independent universal television rating system that allows for choice in the home. Safe, educational opportunities for children after the school doors close.
"There were guitars and magic cards, talking, break dancing, listening to music, regular cards, just hanging out. There was always an adult teen director back there with you so things didn't get out of hand," recalls Lucas. Lucas lives with his mom and she has to work full-time to support them both. Before Lucas found the Boys and Girls Club, he was home alone until 6 PM or 7 PM every weeknight, and he'd been doing this since about the fifth grade. Studies show kids who go to formal after school programs watch less television, and have higher academic achievement as well as better social adjustment. More »
MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs
On the radio show this week we talk about how people powered positive change is happening right now across the nation—and hear examples of recent wins across the country. We also get the inside scoop on the State of America's Children from the Children’s Defense Fund. *Special guests include: Melissa Stewart, @NYSWorkersComp; Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, @CMReynoso34; Maine Speaker of [...]
Conventional farming of many fruits and vegetables often relies on toxic pesticides, like organophosphates, that leave harmful residues on food, drift into neighboring communities and poison farmworkers. Children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable because even low level exposure can threaten the development of the brain and nervous system. Within the family of organophosphates, chlorpyrifos is a commonly [...]
Editor's note: MomsRising's CEO/Executive Director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, delivered a powerful message at the Women's March Anniversary event in Las Vegas this past weekend. Check out the Facebook Live video of her remarks as well as the written remarks below. Hello out there! Everyone is looking powerful! At MomsRising we work on national and local policies across [...]