What I love most about the Moms community, online and off, is the natural tendency toward helping others… not “what can this do for me” and more like “how can I give of myself to others.  More than any other community the  “brand” message that has organically evolved (not created), or at least the one that comes across to me, is one of “true” community and support.  Whether through online social communication, or face-t0-face at events, this group is always living by the maxim… “a rising tide carries all boats.”  The offers of teaching, guiding, and mentoring to others in the community is always at the forefront.

When Holly Pavlika initially discussed the idea for Moms4Moms with me, I was touched in a visceral sense rather than intellectual. What an emotionally pleasing concept and amazing way to give something back. I mean, let’s face it, how many Moms need another crock pot, pashmina scarf, or floral arrangement… nice things to have, but clearly we can find a better use for those dollars.

I am proud to be a part of this growing movement, and I truly believe this can be a valuable part of the Mom community going forward.  Please do everything you can to support this effort, spread the word, and help us help Moms in need.

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ~Washington Irving

Let’s give back to those Moms who cannot help themselves…

What is Moms4Moms Day?: Every year, Americans spend billions on Mother’s Day. But while most celebrate motherhood with spas, flowers and dinners, the thousands of moms who don’t survive childbirth will never get the chance.  What if we gave 1% to charity?  What if we gave more?  If each of us bought smaller presents and donated the difference to everymothercounts.org we could help make sure every woman could hear their little one say “Mom.” And wouldn’t that be the greatest gift of all?

Really scary Statistic… The U.S. ranks 50th globally in maternal health care.  How can this be happening here?

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