Drive Across the Country for Child Passenger Safety

With the holiday season moving into full swing, families across the country are in the car (or minivan or SUV) and on the go.  Whether you’re driving across the country to visit family or just across town to do your holiday shopping, it’s important that your kids are riding safely and that your child safety seats are […]

Swap a Sandwich to Feed America

Every so often, you get a great pitch that not only allows you to enter a great contest, but you get to do something good in the process! Hellmann’s and Billy Ray Cyrus are teaming up to raise money for Feeding America with the virtual Sandwich Swap ‘n’ Share program on Facebook. By building virtual […]

Health Care Reform Myths vs Reality (from Planned Parenthood)

I receive action alerts from Planned Parenthood and other feminist organizations. I am often overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information that hits my inbox. This has been especially true in the wake of the latest health care reform “debate.” Conservatives have been spreading misinformation about how how health care reform is a “pro-abortion” agenda, […]

Sarah Palin Joins CODEPINK?

I have to applaud Code Pink for their very clever April Fools prank I received in my email today. I wanted to share it with you, because even if you don’t agree with Code Pink’s mission, chances are you know who they are and can appreciate the humor in it. Dear Friend, We never thought […]

Ask the FDA for Safer Food Products

I get regular action alerts from a number of organizations, and sometimes I think they’re important enough to share with my readers. This is an action alert I received from MomsRising, and I think that all moms would  support this cause regardless of political affiliations. This is the letter I sent, and you can send […]

Free Pancakes at IHOP Today to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network

If you and your kids have a bit of cabin fever, consider taking them to IHOP today to celebrate National Pancake Day! IHOP is offering a free short stack of pancakes to customers today in return for a donation to Children’s Miracle Network.  I know that TJ is a little pancake monster, so I think […]

Action Alert about Children and Synthetic Food Dyes

I receive periodic emails from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). I got this email last week, and I thought I should share it with other parents. I know that several mom friends of mine have children with sensitivities to food dyes, and it is bound to be a problem for others […]

We Want Safe Toys: Tell Congress to Put Safety First

Last year was known as the “Year of the Recall” because record-breaking numbers of dangerous products — many of them children’s toys — made their way into U.S. homes. I’ve taken action to ask Congress for tougher laws that will keep us safer. I know you care about health and safety, so I thought you […]

Ask your Senators to co-sponsor the Starting Early, Starting Right Act today! is asking moms everywhere to email their Senators and ask them to co-sponsor the Starting Early, Starting Right Act. It’s not long after babies take their first, exuberant steps that we begin wondering how to best prepare them for the next milestone: School. Getting kids ready for school takes high quality child care and […]

Cutting Childcare Programs Won’t Fly with Moms!

This is an email I received from the MomsRising mailing list. Click on the link to take action and tell Congress not to cut childcare funding! Dear MomsRising Member, What would you do if you learned that your childcare was gone? I’d be out of two part-time jobs, burning through savings, and drowning my panic […]