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Armpit hair, puberty, guns, and Moms Demand Action w Jennifer Rosen Heinz ep 140

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Our guest Jennifer Rosen Heinz talks about raising a tween son and all about her advocacy with Moms Deman Action, an organization formed by moms to help reduce gun violence in the United States. 

Please visit http://losethecape.com/podcast/140 for all show notes.

We talked about:

  • Her son's first armpit hair
  • Puberty
  • Parenting through puberty
  • Mom's Demand Action
  • the Be SMART for kids movement that teaches us how to address the topic, make plans, and teach our kids what to do if they find themselves in a place where there is a gun
  • Gun violence in our country and what we can do about it as moms to make a difference
  • June 1st is national #wearorange day and there are events all weekend to bring awareness to this

Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.

Since then orange has been the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement.

Resources:

Mom's Demand Action

Be Smart

Jennifer Rosen Heinz

Jennifer Rosen Heinz has been accused of having the maturity of a 9-year-old boy because of her love of poop and fart jokes. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin and works for the parenting web site Scary Mommy. She is a recovering MFA and award-winning poet and blogger.

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