East Side Mothers & More
Mission Statement & Core Beliefs
Mothers & More is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. We address mothers needs as individuals and members of society, and promote the value of all the work mothers do.
Our mission is based on the following core beliefs:
A mother is more than any single role she plays at any given point in her lifetime.
She is entitled to fully explore and develop her identity as she chooses: as a woman, a citizen, a parent or an employee.
All the work mothers do - whether paid or unpaid - has social and economic value.
All women deserve recognition and support for their right to choose if and how to combine parenting and paid employment.
All mothers, all children and all families are unique. We respect the wisdom of each mother to decide how to care for her children, her family and herself.
Mothers have the right to fulfill their caregiving responsibilities without incurring social and economic penalties. The transitions women make into and through motherhood are challenging and can be difficult.
TOGETHER, MOTHERS ARE POWERFUL.
Mothers & More was founded in 1987 by Joanne Brundage, a sequencing woman who found herself without the support our organization provides today. Previously known as Formerly Employed Mothers At the Leading Edge, FEMALE quickly gained media attention and local chapters were established nationwide. Since its inception, the organization has grown to more than 180 chapters in the United States and abroad.
Our Local Chapter
Our chapter's regular meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month and an informal meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. These meetings are for Moms ONLY (breastfeeding mothers are always welcome to bring their babies)!!. Meeting topics can range from a discussion about investing or a parenting issue with a guest speaker.
To find out more about our local chapter activities go to "Our Local Chapter" Page.