As a mom myself, I can tell you that meaningful gifts are always at the top of my Mother’s Day wish list. Despite the countless ads on Instagram and Facebook for “the perfect” Mother’s Day gift, nothing fills my mom bucket more than thoughtfulness.

This Mother’s Day, Family Policy Alliance Foundation is offering a great gift that will matter to the special mom in your life next week, next month, and next year! It’s a course developed especially for busy moms (and dads) who want to protect their families online.

The Tech-Ready Family—now available on-demand at the lowest price ever—equips adults with practical tools and strategies to keep kids safe online.

From routers to social media, gaming and more—The Tech-Ready Family empowers parents to build trust around tech, use parental controls effectively, and ultimately manage tech well in their homes.

The course contains just under 90 minutes of video lessons broken into mom-friendly segments of 7 minutes or less. In addition to the excellent recordings from digital safety expert Chris McKenna of Protect Young Eyes, The Tech-Ready Family includes many downloadable resources, guides, and tips to take your family from tech-heavy to tech-ready in 30 days or less.

Satisfaction is guaranteed on this Mother’s Day gift! If your family doesn’t find The Tech-Ready Family useful and effective for managing tech in your home, we’ll provide a full refund! That’s how confident we are that moms (and dads, grandparents and other caregivers) will love this course.

Now through Mother’s Day, The Tech-Ready Family is yours for the low price of $79—that’s 60% off retail and the lowest price ever!

Sincerely,

Amanda Banks
VIce President, Education

 

Being a mother is never easy, but being a mother in today’s world comes with its own unique challenges. The value of women is being challenged by radical gender ideology, schools are telling our kids dangerous messages, and modern culture is silencing Christian values.

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, Autumn Leva and Amanda Banks, colleagues here at Family Policy Alliance, discuss their experiences as mothers, how they’re raising their daughters, and what encourages them when they encounter difficulties. Don’t miss this encouraging, hope-filled, and helpful conversation!

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A very blessed and joyous Mother’s Day to your family from the Family Policy Alliance team!

What an incredible week to see a Supreme Court leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, ending an invented constitutional “right” to abortion, on the same week that we celebrate Mothers!

Our own Senior Vice President of Strategy, Autumn Leva, who recently gave birth to her second daughter, wrote in The Daily Signal what the end of Roe‘s deadly 49-year reign would mean and what the best Mother’s Day gift would be for 2022.

There is a universal truth felt deeply by every mom, found somewhere at the convergence of joy, pride, and heartbreak. The truth is our babies are not really our own. They are ours to raise, guide, care for and cherish—and above all, to love always—but they are unique persons, bearing the image of God, called to their own special purposes, and, though reflecting their parents in appearance and traits, created entirely different from anyone else.

As moms, we feel this truth profoundly from the moment we see their first tiny ultrasound picture, to when we feel their first fluttering kicks while they are nestled safely inside, to when we finally hold them in our arms the very first time, to that first act of defiance as a toddler, to when we wave goodbye at the kindergarten classroom, and to when we finally send them off to fulfill whatever calling God has on their lives.

But this truth is never more obvious to me than when I am holding them both close, feeling the weight of this moment in history where Roe v. Wade may be 
overturned. They may actually grow up in a country without the shadow of Roe.

Read Autumn’s full piece, The Best Mother’s Day Gift: Overturning Roe, at the Daily Signal.

Happy Mother’s Day!

The Family Policy Alliance Team

The push to erase sex in our nation continues to escalate, and what happened in Congress late last week takes the cake.

We’ve shared with you about the threats of the so-called Equality Act in Congress, the uphill battle to preserve girls’ sports in state legislatures, as well as the widespread push to make cross-sex hormones and gender-altering surgeries available to children.

But over the weekend, attempts to erase sex and demean the essence and uniqueness of womanhood was taken to a whole new level.

On the eve of Mother’s Day, the Democrat-led House of Representatives held a hearing entitled “Birthing While Black: Examining America’s Black Maternal Health Crisis.” During the May 6 hearing, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform set out to “examine the maternal mortality and morbidity crisis experienced by Black birthing people.

If you’re like me, this was the first time I had heard the term “birthing people.” I assumed, and soon received confirmation, that the Committee used this odd term in place of “mothers.”

This terminology begs the question: Why would anyone reduce the matchless privilege and responsibility of mothers to “birthing people”?

The term implies that 1) any person – man or woman – can be a mother, and 2) mothers’ sole function is to birth. I don’t believe I need to explain that this is offensive and degrading to mothers, grandmothers, and all women. Mothering is the most special, powerful blessing of womanhood that is reserved by God for women. And the most courageous, selfless mothers among us – adoptive mothers – know better than anyone that birthing is not required.

But it appears that the radical Left is blind to this, because they continued to use this “new terminology” throughout Mother’s Day weekend.

Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO) testified at the hearing and later tweeted with the phrase: “Every day, Black birthing people and our babies die because our doctors don’t believe our pain.”

NARAL (the abortion advocacy group) retweeted her, apparently in an effort to explain this new terminology while ratcheting up the rhetoric even more: “When we talk about birthing people, we’re being inclusive. It’s that simple. We use gender-neutral language when talking about pregnancy, because it’s not just cis-gender women that can get pregnant and give birth. Reproductive freedom is for *every*body.”

This seems really basic, but I think NARAL needs to be reminded that only women can birth babies! In other words, there is no reason to “use gender-neutral language” when talking about mothers. And why can you not simply call mothers mothers?

Unfortunately, this bizarre redefinition of the most fundamental title in human history is evidence that liberal elites are intent on erasing sex – and especially womanhood – to achieve their pro-abortion, anti-family policy goals and to permanently alter society.

While the threats to erase sex are many, the biggest is found in the Equality Act, which has already been passed by the House and could be voted on by the Senate at any time.

The Equality Act also includes a ban on “pregnancy discrimination” and a new requirement for pregnancy “treatment”, which of course is code for abortion. As our friends at the Charlotte Lozier Institute point out, “The ‘abortion as health care’ campaign advanced by the Equality Act effectively defines the unborn child out of existence. It treats the child as merely a “physical condition” of the mother that health professionals are called on to address through corrective treatment.”

We are all too familiar with the negative effects of devaluing fatherhood over the last several decades. I shudder to think about the negative impact on families, children and all of society if we now debase mothers to “birthing people” and obliterate womanhood as some on the Left are clearly intending to do.

Take Action: Click here to send a message to your U.S. Senators. Tell them that mothers aren’t “birthing people” – and urge them to reject the Equality Act and all other measures that seek to erase sex.

Sincerely,

Amanda Banks
Family Policy Alliance

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. (Proverbs 31:24-28)

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms who are reading this today. We hope that your day is filled with homemade gifts, flowers, and chocolate — but more than that, we hope you are encouraged and know that your hard work has not gone unnoticed.

At Family Policy Alliance, we understand that the hard work of motherhood is never done – of course, that’s not telling you anything that you don’t already know. This past year in particular has been hard for moms, with the fallout of COVID dramatically increasing the work and daily list of things moms already do..

Whether it was juggling remote work while kids also did school from home, trying to keep up with the latest state mandates, being unable to see grown children or grandchildren in person, or facing illness or financial hardship from COVID, moms were busy this year.

As we begin to emerge from the past year, we hope you’ll take a moment to appreciate the extra work you put in. See in the faces of your children the fruits of your labor. See in your household the million things you did to simply hold it all together. See in your relationships how you have sacrificed, often times without recognition or reciprocation.

Know that through it all, you have done amazing things – and your daily work has eternal value.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

Sincerely,

Robert Noland
Communications Manager

 

P.S. If you have a mom, make sure to reach out to her today and let her know how much you appreciate all she has done and is doing for you! And, if you are grieving the loss of your mom, loss of a child, or infertility, know that our hearts and prayers are with you. The Lord sees!