Let’s Make Voting a Family Affair With #FamilyVote

At ParentsTogether we’re crazy about making voting a family affair. Kids who grow up watching their parents vote turn into adults who vote, too. There’s tons of research that says lifelong voting habits are formed in childhood and adolescence. But taking kids to the polls isn’t just about creating future voters. When you take your kids to vote, you’re modeling …

More Than 21,000 Have Signed Petition To Renew CHIP

More than 21,000 parents have signed ParentsTogether Action’s petition asking Congress to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) now! The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides insurance to nine million children whose families earn too much for Medicaid, but do not receive insurance through their employers. On September 30, 2017, federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) …

Parents: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New Republican Health Care Bill

Nothing matters more to me than my kids’ health. So I’ve been digging into how the Republicans’ new health care bill (the one that was kept secret until last Thursday) will affect families like mine. Short answer: yikes. Here are five big changes all families need to know about: 1. Maternity Care Giving birth could get a lot more expensive. …

One Gift Dads Could Really Use For Father’s Day

Ever notice that Father’s Day is never celebrated with quite the same fanfare as Mother’s Day? It didn’t even become an official holiday until a whopping 58 years after Mother’s Day was established. Just one of many ways that, in our society, men aren’t expected to be full partners in parenting. One gift that could help level the playing field? …

85,000 Demand Paid Family Leave From Walmart

More and more Walmart workers have been speaking out about having to go back to work days after giving birth, because of Walmart’s grossly inadequate paid family leave policy. So ParentsTogether joined with PL+US (a group that fights for paid leave), OUR (an inspiring organization of Walmart workers fighting for respect), and other allies to collect 85,000 petition signatures calling …

President Trump’s Proposed Cuts Fail the “Parent” Test

When we think of our job as parents, there are some basic things at the top of all of our lists: Feeding our kids decent meals, making sure we can take them to the doctor when they are sick, and knowing that whether they are in preschool or high school, they spend their days learning and growing. At ParentsTogether, that’s …

It’s a Beautiful Day to Wear a Cardigan (& Support PBS)!

Mr. Rogers testified to Congress in support of PBS 48 years ago — he saved funding for PBS back then, and we’re fighting to do the same now. Last week, we piled on to Protect My Public Media’s call to remember that day by wearing a cardigan and posting a selfie with #ItsaBeautifulDay. Here are some of the photos that …

We Won a Round! #SavePBSKids

We’ve got a bit of good news in the fight for PBS Kids: Congress just passed the ’17 budget with full funding for public broadcasting! Especially after yesterday’s painful healthcare vote, this is a welcome sign that together, we *can* have an impact. BUT, and it’s a big but — Trump wants zero funding for public broadcasting in 2018 so …

Our New Favorite Thing: Ludacris Reading “Llama Llama”

Have you seen the video of Ludacris (hip hop artist and father) rapping the kids’ book “Llama Llama”? It rocked our world. Even if you can’t rap them, books are great for your little one’s brain. If you’re not sure what kind of reading will work best for your kid at the moment, here are a few age-based tips: Reading Tips by Age …

Books to Read with Kids in Honor of the Climate March

This Saturday, thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C., as part of the March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. With the administration’s roll-back of key climate protections, we have to sound the alarm loud and clear: We must protect the planet for future generations. As the powerful signs at the March for Science reminded us last week, “There is no Planet …