MamaBlogger365 – M.O.M. is Born by Shira Adler, Diva Mama
Today was a great day for mothers all over the country. No, it wasn’t a bra burning day or the day that the perfect combination of lactogenic herb, pain relief and diet all arrived in one neat little pill. But nonetheless, Mothers rejoice because the Museum of Motherhood was born into our world.
The brain child of the dynamic visionary, queen mama rocker herself, Joy Rose, President of Mamapalooza, the museum occupies a cozy, well-thought-out lower level on E. 84th St. in Manhattan. A celebration and reminder of how we mothers make our way every day often with less pay, longer hours and exponentially more responsibilities than our male counterparts, the museum is also a joyous connection to the brave, selfless and giving moms who have come before us.
The opening night gala included a perfectly sublime string quartet, tarot reader, live performances and just enough wine and hors d’oeuvres to not spoil one’s appetite. The affair was attended by such maternal luminaries as Carol Evans, powerhouse matriarch of Working Mother magazine, Alexia Nye Jackson, exquisite artist of the opening exhibit: Mother the Job, and Anna Fishbeyn, writer/actress and my friend, whose one woman show has morphed into the production “Sex in Mommyville”, which was excerpted at the opening night festivities.
Celebrating mothers can be as expensive as it is essential. I urge all of us to contribute much needed rent and infrastructure donations. In addition, come and support the wonderful programs the museum is offering, including my Divas-do-Lunch workshops offered on the second Wednesday of the month from 1-2:30 in October, November and December. And there will be plenty of other interesting and compelling events and exhibits to keep moms of all ages interested, engaged and inspired.
Rarely does one get to see a passionate labor of love come to fruition in a way that can benefit all of us. After all, the celebration of motherhood is the celebration of the human race told through Herstory. I encourage all of you to go online and better yet, visit the museum soon and often.
As we all know babies may drool but moms most certainly rule. And here’s a thought starter: not only visit the museum of motherhood but take your mom, your grandmother and your children. Make it a generational event and no-one will soon forget the gift of connection visiting the museum of motherhood will bestow.
Bio: By day Shira Adler is a cantor, spiritual vocalist, certified pastlife regressionist, voice-over artist, producer, performer, writer/blogger and mompreneur and by night… well, she is actually the same person at night though she does admit to wearing fuzzy socks when no one can see her and hiding a secret stash of Mallomars somewhere near her writing desk for those late night pick-me-ups. In, around, and between her various work activities, she is raising two beyond-the-spectrum children as a single mom (though lovingly gives a shout out to her best friend, editor and soulmate whom she considers the bees knees). Is it any wonder her website’s tag line is One Voice Many Paths? Seriously, look up the definition of a multi-tasking Mama and you will find her picture there. But when it comes to living a life of connection, faith and consciousness Shira is the gal to call — or if you’re fresh out of Mallomars — she’s always happy to give you one. For more information visit: ShiraAdler.com, read her blog at Diva-Mama.com; Social: Twitter (1DivaMama), Facebook (DivaMama1), Tumblr (not really sure, but the name is cute) and LinkedIn (because doesn’t everyone?).
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