Walking the path together

Walking the path together

by Heather Arnold Renicker When ParentsTogether recently surveyed parents about how they’d like to connect with other moms or dads, I wasn’t surprised to hear that parents are looking for ways to meet others who share their family’s experiences. Sometimes, there’s nothing better than connecting with another parent who has walked a similar path as your own. For my family, …

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A better way to appreciate teachers

By Ailen Arreaza Last Friday, I helped lead my son’s kindergarten class while his teacher and teacher assistant took a couple of hours off to enjoy an appreciation luncheon. It was the last activity our PTA planned for Teacher Appreciation Week, which included decorating the halls with notes about our teachers’ superpowers, bringing in sweets for the staff, and sending …

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Dear America: What Mom Really Needs This Mother’s Day

By Bethany Robertson Dear America- With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I know you’ve been scrambling to figure out what to get me. This year, I wanted to make it easy for you and let you know what I’d love more than anything else: Paid parental leave. I know, I know—you did get me that great Family Medical Leave …

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What does it mean to “parent together”?

By Bethany Robertson My three-year-old son is an only child, but if you ask him, he’ll tell you that he has a sister. A few months before Zachary was born, my partner and I recruited some friends to move into our apartment building with their daughter, Julia. Little did I know, this was one of the best moves I would …

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Strengthening parent connections in Charlotte, NC

By Ailen Arreaza Whenever I talk to other parents about the work I’m doing with ParentsTogether, I explain that we are building a national organization that supports the needs of parents and families — sort of like AARP supports seniors. And then, I always get the same exact response from everyone, “Wow, I can’t believe that something like this doesn’t …

Get Your Vote On! Election Day Resources for Busy Families

Are you ready to vote in the presidential primaries on June 7?! We know you’re busy, so we pulled together a few quick links in case you need to find your polling place or confirm whether you need ID at the polls. For additional Election Day support call: 1-866-OUR-VOTE Happy voting! Find Your State California Montana New Jersey New Mexico …