Approaching Our 1 Year Anniversary

Oh, what a summer its been!

I’m writing from my ‘Florida’ office, (Kahwa Coffee House rocks St. Pete!) getting my daughter comfortably ensconced in her freshman year of college, while waiting for her brother to return from a summer of studying and living on a Buddhist monastery in Thailand. I can’t wait to see him this Tuesday. Oh what stories he’ll have to tell.

I kept extremely busy, as usual, while M.O.M. hosted 3 summer interns from the New York High School Of Art & Design. In addition to their helpful time with us, each intern created an exhibit for the museum, which will be on display when we reopen after our short break.

Abundant scheduling going on at M.O.M. We reopen to the public on Sept. 4th with our first fall kick-off event being an ‘Intimate Conversation and Tea‘ with Suzanne Arms, brought to the museum by BirthFocus on Saturday, Sept. 8th at 10:30AM. Suzanne is a birth pioneer, ‘Birthing The Future’ and a birth activist and educator. More info is below, and our full calendar is available online.

The community play space and exhibits will be open Monday-Friday with new hours, from 10AM-6PM. Saturday is our ‘private party’ day – to book yours simply write us at or call 877.711.MOMS (6667). We specialize in performances, film screenings, workshops, birthday parties, baby showers and so much more.

Sunday is ‘Family Day‘ with art, music and Story Time Under the Apple Tree from 11-5PM

General fees are $15 adults per visit, kids under 5 are free, over 5 are $5.00. Students are $12 and Senior Citizens are $13.

Exciting, break through things happening in our museum world, including a visit from Smith College, announcements about our new student run blog and administration of our recent MAP grant from AAM. Also, call for papers for our spring academic conference, coming May 4,5,6,  is up online. As we continue to explore what ‘family’ looks like, papers and presentations on the subject of A “New” Motherhood?: Evolving Policies, Practices, and Families, will be discussed and disseminated at the upcoming conference.

Looking forward to being part of the ongoing Motherhood Movement and breaking new ground with the HER-story of women, mothers and families, worldwide.

Here’s the Suzanne Arms info: BirthFocus of NYC, hosts an “Intimate Conversation and Tea with Suzanne Arms
Saturday, September 8, 2012 ** 10:30am-12noon

Pre-registration: $20-$35/person (sliding scale)
At the door: $30-$45/person (sliding scale)
tax deductible donations

**If you bring a friend who has never been to a birth related event he/she will pay $10 either at door or via pre-registration**

In honor of Empowered Birth Awareness week (, BirthFocus is excited to host Suzanne Arms, Internationally Renowned Activist for Birth, Mothers, Babies & Midwives and Author, for an Intimate Conversation and Tea. Suzanne is an “open book” and all yours for 90 minutes; so, please come and ask her all of the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask a birth activist and author!

To register please call Elizabeth @ 512.534.8425. Please be prepared to offer credit card information. Receipts will be provided for tax deductible donations at event. Proceeds will be divided between the Time is Now Project of Birthing the Future, BirthFocus, and the Museum of Motherhood.


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