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Let's Build a School Environment That Will Better Support Learning and Our Children's Health

Migdalia Rivera | Posted 08.29.2016 | Education
Migdalia Rivera

Schools are offering healthier meals, with more whole grains, fruits and vegetables, as well as meals and snacks with less salt and sugar, and no trans-fats. Can they do better? Sure! And local school wellness policies can help.

Latin@s and Cancer

Sili M. Recio | Posted 09.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Sili M. Recio

I read something recently that made me catch my breath. It said that 90% of cancers are preventable. Crazy, right? It's Hispanic Heritage Month and I am part of a team of people at that works at bringing awareness to health topics.

Leaning In or Falling Over?

Stephanie Lormand | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Stephanie Lormand

Even with all of those challenges, I love being a person that can see a million different uses for a shower curtain -- and I feel genuine regret for those that cannot.

A Celebration of Mothers - Actors, Authors, Artists, Journalists and Politicos Share "Lessons from Mom"

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

For many of us, mom was our first teacher. She taught us to recite the alphabet, how to tie our shoes, to swim and not to hit our siblings. This year, we honor moms and their wisdom by sharing the lessons learned from mom by some of our nation's most accomplished people.

What Brings Me Peace After The Loss Of My Baby

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

I am blessed for the richness that Micah has forever added to my life. Giving back to other families is one of the best ways for me to stay close to Micah.

How Do We Build a Mothers' Movement Around Workplace Flexibility?

Jocelyn Elise Crowley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Jocelyn Elise Crowley

Work-family balance issues are not individual problems; they are societal problems. And only a motherhood movement representing the interests of women all over the country can successfully demand a societal response.

Getting Healthier, One Step at a Time

Angelique Roche | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Angelique Roche

I hope my story will help others realize how every journey to health starts with a small step and how the healthcare system can be a key partner in the path to a healthier life.

A Mother's Day of Action to Protect Children From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The "Faces of Courage" campaign is focused on honoring gun violence victims and their families -- and taking action so fewer mothers who are celebrating Mother's Day this weekend will be mourning their own children next year and in years to come.

One Million Moms Make a Case for Stricter Gun Control

Michaela Pommells | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Michaela Pommells

Sometimes, all it takes is a tragedy seen through the eyes of a mother to bring a community together to lead change.

Laura Bassett

Women's Groups Take On NRA 'Stranglehold' On Gun Debate | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Gun control has not traditionally been considered a "women's issue." But in the wake of one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, women...

Moms Get Political: An Interview With Momsrising Co-founder Joan Blades

Martha Burk | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Unlike their mothers and grandmothers who didn't see politics as the answer to these problems, the new generation of moms has political change in their sights. And they're making their voices heard.

Wage Equality: Is Money 'More Important for Men' in the U.S.?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Men out-earn women in the U.S. and lots of people in this country think they should continue to do so, to the detriment of individual women, their families and our entire society.

Sex, Contraception, Motherhood & the Current Madness

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Make no mistake, this current backlash against full coverage for contraceptive health care is really a backlash against the increasing empowerment of women -- and against mothers, in particular.

Lack of Paid Sick Days May Claim Latino Lives

Elisa Batista | Posted 02.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Elisa Batista

To Latino workers, really, all American workers, I say enough is enough. We can't afford to see what will happen the next time a flu pandemic sweeps our nation.

Five Myths About California DREAMers

Elisa Batista | Posted 01.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Elisa Batista

At a time when California and the nation face a housing crisis of enormous proportions, now is the time to welcome these young people and their ideas and work ethic with open arms.

A Day Of Thanks & Of Aspiration: No Child Should Be Hungry On Thanksgiving, Or On Any Day

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

While many celebrate by eating together on Thanksgiving, far too many children in our nation live in families who are struggling to put food on the table because of poverty. And for them, this Thanksgiving will be a tough one.

The Execution of Troy Davis -- A Mother's Story

Martina Davis-Correia | Posted 11.16.2011 | Crime
Martina Davis-Correia

My son was six weeks old when I first brought him to meet his uncle, Troy Davis. He was scared to hold my tiny baby. It was such a magical moment, because it was like I was giving my brother this gift.

Women's Equality Day: What the Heck Do I Tell My Daughter?

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 10.26.2011 | Women
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Today is Women's Equality Day. At the center of my mind today is: What the heck do I tell my daughter? How do I tell my daughter about the fact that despite many gains made for women's (and mothers') equality, women still don't earn equal pay for equal work?

Only One Woman on the "Super Committee"? Ouch!

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 10.12.2011 | Women
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Here's the math: Women are 50.7% of our population, only 17% of Congress, and an appallingly low 8% of the Super Committee. This lack of representation on the debt ceiling Super Committee which is charged with cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal budget is pathetic.

Amidst U.S. Heatwave, a Lesson on Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Homa Sabet Tavangar

While we live in comparatively great comfort, look at the disruption in our lives when it's so hot, even just by a few degrees. This makes me think about what those families are going through in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

A Lifetime Limit Would Limit Violet's Life on Earth

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

It's not until lightning strikes that people truly understand what it means that the Affordable Care Act gave consumers new protections against insurance company abuses.

How Can Anyone in Their Right Mind Repeal Health Care Reform?

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The new health reform law is projected to not only grow jobs, but also save lives, cut the deficit, give people more freedoms, more choices for care, as well as to help businesses as it's fully implemented over time.

Mama Grizzlies for Health Reform (Heck yah, we're all Mama Grizzlies for our kids)

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

There's been a lot of media coverage lately about the rise of high profile political moms in the Tea Party movement. But what's been less reported is that moms are rising up across the political spectrum. We're all Mama Grizzlies for our kids.

What Would Our Nation's Founders Say? Arizona, Human Rights, Children and Mothers

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Human rights abuses in the name of immigration law enforcement were being inflicted upon mothers, children, and others in Arizona long before Arizona's SB 1070 was introduced. We need to uphold our founding values.

Can A Video Save Lives?

Janet Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janet Walsh

Human Rights Watch's In Silence: Maternal Mortality in India tells the story of Kiran Yadav, a 25-year-old Indian woman who died needlessly while giving birth to her third child.