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12/25/2007 12:27 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

A Peaceful Revolution : Mothers' Twelve Days Of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love gave me:
A lovely, bouncing baby.

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me:
Paid parental leave,
And a lovely, bouncing baby.

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me:
Open, flexible work,
Paid parental leave,
And a lovely, bouncing baby.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me:
Technology and after-school programs,
Open, flexible work,
Paid parental leave,
And a lovely, bouncing baby.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me:
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL KIDS!
Technology and after-school programs,
Open, flexible work,
Paid parental leave,
And a lovely, bouncing baby.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me:
Excellent childcare,
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL KIDS!
Technology and after-school programs,
Open, flexible work,
Paid parental leave,
And a lovely, bouncing baby.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me:
Realistic, fair wages,
Excellent childcare,
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL KIDS!
Technology and after-school programs,
Open, flexible work,
Paid parental leave,
And a lovely, bouncing baby.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me:
Sick days for all,
Realistic, fair wages,
Excellent childcare,
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL KIDS!
Technology and after-school programs,
Open, flexible work,
Paid parental leave,
And a lovely, bouncing baby.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me:
Save, non-toxic toys,
Sick days for all,
Realistic, fair wages,
Excellent childcare,
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL KIDS!
Technology and after-school programs,
Open, flexible work,
Paid parental leave,
And a lovely, bouncing baby.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me:
An accepting breast-feeding culture,
Save, non-toxic toys,
Sick days for all,
Realistic, fair wages,
Excellent childcare,
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL KIDS!
Technology and after-school programs,
Open, flexible work,
Paid parental leave,
And a lovely, bouncing baby.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me:
MomsRising's members rising,
An accepting breast-feeding culture,
Save, non-toxic toys,
Sick days for all,
Realistic, fair wages,
Excellent childcare,
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL KIDS!
Technology and after-school programs,
Open, flexible work,
Paid parental leave,
And a lovely, bouncing baby.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me:
A family-friendly America:
MomsRising's members rising,
An accepting breast-feeding culture,
Save, non-toxic toys,
Sick days for all,
Realistic, fair wages,
Excellent childcare,
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL KIDS!
Technology and after-school programs,
Open, flexible work,
Paid parental leave,
And a lovely, bouncing baby.