Sunday, September 12, 2010

September Days & Nights ... full of opportunities

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With the cooling days (hopefully) and the hint of autumn to come ... don't miss the opportunity to get out and enjoy the many BM calendar events that our moderators (our fantastic volunteers) have put together. There are weekday morning, afternoon and evening events along with many weekend activities. You'll enjoy making connections with other moms and the kids always have fun together. Check the page often for new events. Please RSVP so the moderators know to expect you.

We welcome your help in creating events for all our moms -- if you wish to host a playdate or a Mom's-Night-In -- or if you have ideas for events for your area group, post in your group forum or PM your moderators. They will be working on the October calendar in the next weeks, so now is the time to help make plans! Thanks!
Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Mommies Network Supports A Mother’s Right To Choose How Best To Feed Their Child

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mommies Network Supports A Mother’s Right To Choose How Best To Feed Their Child

Contact: Margie Gilbert, Promotions Director, TheMommiesNetwork.com
Email: Margie@themommiesnetwork.org
URL: http://www.themommiesnetwork.org andhttp://www.triadmommies.com

Greensboro, North Carolina – A mother is told not to openly breastfeed her child during a TriadMommies.com event.

On Monday, September 6, 2010, the mother of a three month old arrived at a Greensboro coffee shop for a TriadMommies.com event, only to be told by one of the owners that if she chose to breastfeed, she needed to be covered with a towel. The mother, who was not nursing at the time, discussed the situation with the owner, then left the shop voluntarily. This controversial conversation was reported locally by WGHP, and the story ran on national media outlets, including cnn.com,latimes.com and orlandosentinal.com. The owners of the coffee shop have since apologized for the incident.

The Mommies Network (TMN) fully supports a mother’s right to choose the best method for feeding her child, whether the mother chooses open or covered breastfeeding, bottle-feeding or a combination of methods. We are pleased to see that the coffee shop has implemented changes as a result of this situation to make their establishment a friendly place for breastfeeding mothers.

TMN is a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded in April 2005, and we have over 100 communities in 32 states and over 25,000 active members. Part of TMN’s mission is to help all moms find support and friendship in their local community. We welcome all mothers, regardless of their background, station in life, viewpoints or status. All mothers need local support, and TMN provides a way for mothers to connect for friendship, support and fun.

TriadMommies.com, one of over 100 communities owned and managed by The Mommies Network, is a free community for moms in Guilford and Forsyth Counties in North Carolina. If you have any questions, please visit The Mommies Network TriadMommies.com, or contact Margie Gilbert at Margie@themommiesnetwork.org
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Spotlight: Moms on the Clock/Campus forum

We have started up a new blog spotlight feature on the many forums, support & area groups that we have on the BaltimoreMommies.com site. All of our forums are moderated by volunteers who give their time to make our site the #1 place local moms turn to for support.

Our Mothers on the Clock/Campus forum (MOTC) is moderated by Meghan and Tracy M.

It is a private support forum for our moms who balance motherhood with their career (full-time, part-time or self employed) and/or school.

The forum is a place to share successes, questions and vents. Tracy and Meghan put together four or more events per month on the calendar that fit into the working mom's schedule - evening playdates, mom's mornings out, weekend morning picnics -- and much more. Sign up for the forum by PM'ing Meghan (mroach) or Tracy (tralatrala) and check out the BM calendar for the MOTC events.

Click here for more spotlights on our BM support forums.
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

BM Blog Roll

We have a lot of creative moms on our site that also blog and journal about their lives and adventures with little ones.

They share crafts, laughs, recipes, musings and the crazy life of being a mom and woman.

Visit the full list of BaltimoreMommies blogs here.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Goodbye Summer.


Hello September!


Have you checked out the September Calendar of Events yet?


A brief overview:


Sept 7 - Tasty Tuesday/Coffee & Chat with No AA Group

Sept 8 - Park Playdate in Ellicott City for West Group

Sept 9 - Backyard playdate with No AA Group

Sept 10 - MNO Coffee & Chat with Central Group

Sept 11 - Family BBQ/ Group wide in Lutherville (open to all families)

Sept 12 - Ride the Miniature Trains in Leakin Park with Central Group

Sept 13 - Picnic Lunch/ Groupwide at Snyder Park

Sept 14 - Evening playdate at Putty Hill for MOTC/C

Sept 15 - Fall Football Frolic in Fells Point (dress your little one in your team colors) for Central

Sept 16 - Cupcakes playdate for Nathan in No AA Group

Sept 17 - Storyville playdate for West Group MNO at Bahama Breeze for MOTC/C

Sept 18 - MMO at Panera for No AA Group

and MNO Morning playdate for MOTC/C

Sept 19 - Morning playdate for the West Group

and Family Picnic/Park playdate (open to all families) at Eastern Regional Park

Sept 21 - Backyard playdate for Central Group

Sept 22 - Park Playdate and picnic (feed the ducks too) for West Group

Sept 23 - Storyville Playdate for Central Group

Sept 24 - Book Club MNO

Sept 25 - MMO at Meadowood (just the moms) + brunch@ Stone Mill Bakery

Sept 26 - Family outing to Weber’s Farm (autumn fun) for MOTC/C

Sept 28 - Breakfast Picnic & Playdate at Chapel Hill Nursery for North Group

Sept 29 - Playdate at the Stadium Place Playground for Central Group

and Park Playdate at Millard Cooper Park for West Group

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