The leading voice and resource for women as they navigate their lives as mothers, focusing on Personal and Professional Development and Public Policy.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing leadership, education, and advocacy to support mothers in meeting today's personal and professional challenges.
The work of mothering benefits all of us - children, families, and society. But it requires much physical and mental energy, strength and the ability to function with limited social support. And it is only getting more complex, placing added pressures on those who care for others. Family members are often scattered in different locales, leaving caregivers without relatives to call upon for support or reprieve. Many families face a “care crunch,” juggling responsibilities of raising kids and helping aging parents in addition to outside jobs. In many two-parent families, both partners work demanding jobs outside the home.
We believe that caregivers have the right to do such essential work in a truly supportive and empathetic environment. That means recognizing the value of their work. It means addressing their economic, social, educational, psychological, and physical needs. It means creating places and programs that make it possible to tap into decades of collective wisdom and the experience of other mothers. It means giving women--and men--the time, space and respect to clarify their unique needs and make the best choices for themselves and their families. No parent, or child, deserves anything less.
January 25, 1975
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