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Thursday, February 22, 2007

MomsRising is Indeed Rising Up
Check out this article in the New York Times today on the political action group MomsRising. This wonderful group has a 6 point plan for US businesses and government that is a true family-focused political agenda. The group has produced a powerful documentary entitled The Motherhood Manifesto that is a must-see for parents (it is sold for only $6 on MomsRising.org); Marc and I have watched it, and I also screened it with my local working moms discussion group.

We hope someday the world will be ready for ParentsRising (after all, most of the needed changes are highly beneficial to involved fathers as well as mothers). But the majority of parenting in this country is still done by mothers, and so MomsRising is harnessing that power and getting high level attention. May the power grow and grow, and amount to big changes in flexible work arrangements, quality television choices for our children, excellent outside childcare, paid maternity/paternity leaves, healthcare coverage for all kids, and fair wages for involved parents.

A bit of EquallySharedParenting debuted today on MomsRising.org too - a great mention by Miriam Peskowitz of our blog on 'On Balance' earlier this week. So, welcome to MomsRising readers and advocates. We're kind of the personal side of what MomsRising is politically; our hope is to empower parents to claim balanced and fun lives for themselves as individuals, and MomsRising is working on making that possible on a global scale. We think together we make a great team!

1 Comments:

Blogger Teri said...

you wrote:
We hope someday the world will be ready for ParentsRising (after all, most of the needed changes are highly beneficial to involved fathers as well as mothers). But the majority of parenting in this country is still done by mothers,

me:
I can guarantee there would be more father-care, if mothers and their (unfortunately radical) leaders would stop interfering with their attempts to do just that. They need to step aside so we can pass equal parenting laws.

With 40% of babies born to unwed mothers and the rate of divorce so high, most kids don't grow up with their dads. And the dads who want to be responsible hands-on parents, are denied when they ask for equal custody.

It's sad they went with MomsRising. I like to see unity, even if it's presumed.

Teri
www.teristoddard.mensnewsdaily.com

4:05 AM  

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