We value individual expression, natural beauty and the adventurous spirit that defines both the people and this place in the world. We are committed to one another through the following types of support.
Hands On. (child care, serving through meals, home visits, godparents)
Social. (playdate cafe, mixers, small groups)
Emotional. (connection, fully present, non-judgement)
Informational. (continuing education, emails, local event awareness)
Spiritual. (explore matters of the soul/spirit, faith and higher power)
During a dreaming dinner hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church in the summer of 2018, Kirsten Farney told the group of her struggles after the birth of her children and of her dream of creating a new kind of spiritual community that centered on the sacred call of motherhood, mutual mentorship and mindfulness. She wrote the dream on a feather and a few months later with the help o…Read More »
Connection. Curiosity. Compassion.
Mindfulness 4 Mamas was born out of the desire to make a love-spreading difference in the lives of moms through supporting the self-care, connection and empowerment of mothers of all ages and stages. We cultivate community in safe spaces and facilitate conversations around shared lived experience, contemplative practice and motherhood as a spiri…Read More »
M4M Alma Mamas serve as a central body invested in ensuring the direction of the community is aligned with the mission and vision set forth.
Alma (/ˈɑːlmə/ AHL-mə) Has several meanings in a variety of languages, and is generally translated to mean that the child "feeds one's soul" or "lifts the spirit". It comes from the latin word almus meaning: kind, nourishing. Most commonly re…Read More »
Gratitude for M4M
I have always been struck by the image of Alma Mater (Latin for bountiful or nourishing mother, a term used by the ancients to describe their goddesses). She is strong, she is wise, she is audaciously plump. M4M allows each of us to be an Alma Mama for each other--to be steadfast and nurturing, to be a soft lap to rest in when we are overwhelmed by the storms o…Read More »