All are welcome to attend M.O.M.’s day-long Spirituality & Motherhood Conference, April 2, where discussion groups, lectures and experiential exercises will illuminate the spiritual life and growth of mothers.
This week at M.O.M.: Meet the Experts series, women’s birth empowerment circle, Music in My Language (Russian), Laptop Luncheon with The Budgetnista”, and Amy Simon’s She’s History!
This week at MOM: Ina May Gaskin, Meet the Experts, Cocoon Time, Music in My Language for kids, the play “BIRTH”, moms co-op workspace, and more!
So many ways to connect with M.O.M. – we offer you food for thought, events, quiet workspace, networking and community, plus, arts, exhibits, playspace for families and more!
Joy Rose on the value of mothers and their work on International Women’s Day, and announces a new initiative to fight human trafficking with the International Justice Mission: MamaBlogger365 to raise awareness of the Museum of Motherhood.
Monday, March 5 is a Day of Maternal Activism at M.O.M.! Join us for workshops, art, presentations and more. Call 212.452.9816 for more info.
The Museum of Motherhood celebrates the multicultural family with Multicultural Mothers: The Many Hats We Wear, a day-long conference and luncheon to be held on Monday, December 5, 2011.
Have you heard? The Museum of Motherhood is OPEN! But what are we up to? Lectures and exhibits and programming and performances and so much more!
To me this is the core of everything we do; Creating an environment for families to not only enjoy each other, but to encourage ongoing dialogue about motherhood, family dynamics, feminism, education and so much more. Passing the torch to the next generation so they see first hand the passion we bring to our individual and collective voice(s), while including them and encouraging them to participate in our endeavors exposes them to a lasting legacy of empowerment and support. Ultimately, for ourselves, and our children, our future belongs to feminist family values and a sense that ‘the family who plays together, stays together’. That is our greatest and most lasting success.
I had to fight to keep from tearing up because Ruddick’s contributions to rethinking these ideas have been so wholly significant to motherhood studies and to me; I really don’t know where we’d be without her. She took a core concept like “maternal instinct” and developed an entirely new way of thinking about and talking about mother knowledge and wit. Certainly it’s the case that mothers typically know what their children need and how to care for them, how to motivate them, how to anticipate their needs, how to help them, how to foster their preservation, their growth, and their social acceptability, to use Ruddick’s terms. By, Amber Kinser