Mothers and More: Where I Belong

Being a mother is wonderful, as we all know, but it’s a role that brings massive changes into every woman’s life.  I’ve written about my own struggle with work/home-life balance often on this blog. This past year I even hosted a series called “I Don’t Know How She Does It” in which fellow writers gave their two cents about the whole work/home scenario and how hard it is to juggle and truly have the best of everything.  For me, being a mom has inspired and pushed me to become the best person I can be, but I will never deny the challenges that come with it.

That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that I’m a member of the first ever Advisory Council to the Board of Directors of Mothers & More, a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization, connecting mothers dealing with exactly the issues I’m describing via a network of both virtual and local communities throughout the United States.

Mothers & More is committed to creating a place for mothers to feel a part of a larger community of women who are experiencing the challenges that all mothers face, not only in raising children but also in fulfilling their sense of self and self-worth.  M&M believes this begins with a sense of belonging, a space where women feel safe among friends, where they are able to utilize their gifts and celebrate their uniqueness; where they can truly be themselves.

Joining me on this prestigious board are a few women who I respect greatly and feel a great sense of honor for being chosen to join. They are Jory Des Jardins who co-founded BlogHer in 2005 and serves as the company’s President of Strategic Alliances; Jeni Ellis Halliday, a wellness professional with 30 years of experience designing, implementing, marketing and managing corporate wellness programs, special events and fundraising campaigns; and Aliza Sherman, a web pioneer (she actually taught me HTML many years ago when I was living in Atlanta), digital strategist and author.

Together, we are going to talk about growing the organization and along the way, I get to work along side these amazing women.  What can be better than that? It’s truly an honor.

Follow them on Facebook.  Follow them on Twitter. They have provide forums, online topical discussions and webinars, leadership opportunities and support that is invaluable.

Comments

  1. I just checked out the Mothers & More site–what a great organization! Lucky you, on the advisory council now. Congratulations!

  2. Estelle Sobel Erasmus says:

    So thrilled to have you as part of our Mothers & More advisory council. Our meeting through LTYM was truly fortuitous!
    Estelle