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Mental Illness Awareness Month

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has declared the first week of October to be Mentall Illness Awareness Week. To promote this cause and create a community of understanding for our Moms, we will be doing a month long series shedding light on different facets of this subject, specifically Postpartum Depression. Each of our chapters has a PPD support group within it to connect moms who may be looking for advice, or hoping to share their own experiences. We will do our best to provide you with a plethora of resources, testimonials, and personal stories.

Baby Mantra Love - Earth Friendly, Natural Products #giveaway #babymantralove

Many moms (like myself) are very concerned about using earth-friendly, natural and organic products in our homes....especially on our bodies. We are always looking for kid and baby friendly products that do not add to the toxic load of our family. I want to know what is in our personal care and skin care products, I want them to be gentle enough for our entire family, and I want them to be all-natural, not full of chemicals. How about you?

Baby Mantra products are just that, all natural,dye free, allergy tested, gluten free and cruelty free.

Fall into Fitness

Hi Mommies!  Today is the beginning of September and what better time to begin getting active, as when our kids return to school?  Not to mention, all of the support we can give each other, right here, in our forums!  I have created a team for us (and anyone else who would like to join our TMN team) called mommiesonthemove.  All you need to do to join our team is to download the free app "Charity Miles" either from the App Store on your Apple Device or the Google Play Store for your Android.  Then create your profile and join our team!  The Mommies Network is currently on the waiting list,

Charity Miles - Mommiesonthemove

Good morning my fellow Mommies!  My name is Diana and I'm on the Board of Directors and a long-time member of BuffaloMommies.  I've just created a team on the phone app, called Charity Miles.  I'm asking everyone to download this app and join my team, "mommiesonthemove" :) The Mommies Network is currently on the waiting list, but if we can show enough participation by members joining and logging miles we can hopefully get off the waiting list.  Until we are officially approved you can choose any charity of your liking, that is on the approved list already.

30 Day Charity Challenge for The Mommies Network

Hi Ladies!  For those that don't know me, I'm Diana.  I was the Senior Advisor of Finance for a little over 2 years and now I'm on the Board of Directors.  I live in Lockport, NY and I am a member of Buffalo Mommies.  I'm currently training for a triathlon relay in August and will be running 6.2 miles.  I am participating in a Charity Challenge through Map my Fitness and trying to win $2,000 for The Mommies Network.  In order to be eligible to win I have to exercise at least 12 times in the next 30 days, and raise $150.  Even if I don't win, all of the money raised goes to TMN.

Can We End the Mommy Wars?

I was checking out our Facebook page today and ran across a great article that Leslie, our Senior Advisor of Promotions, had shared. As I read the article, it reminded me of what we do here and why we do it. I felt compelled to share this article with you, in hopes that it will serve as a great illustration of what our mission and vision is for each of our chapters.

You can read the article yourself here: 5 Mommy Wars that Just Aren't Worth the Fight by Jill Pond.

There have been many posts on the internet about “The Mommy Wars” and all of the various topics that moms everywhere seem to fight about. If you have been a member of a TMN chapter, its likely that you have experienced one of these “wars” yourself – it seems that no “mom group” is immune to this sort of thing.

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