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Work Like A Mother

Work Like A Mother - At The Museum of Motherhood

Work Like A Mother – At The Museum of Motherhood

Career Issues For Stay at Home Mothers. Loss of your professional self can feel confusing, isolating and overwhelming even though you are choosing to be at home with your children and wouldn’t have it any other way. Rediscover yourself professionally and personally, outside of the needs of your family and learn how to thrive intellectually and professionally within the realities of your life as a mom with a career development model designed exclusively for mothers.

Introductory 4 Session Course. Instructor: Dr. Hilary Berger, Founder/Director of Work Like A Mother Dates: Tuesdays February, 11, 25, March 4 March 18 (alternating weeks) Location: M.O.M. Museum, 401 East 84th Street,
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm, no babysitter? babies welcome !
Price: $225.00
To Register: at Hilary@worklikeamother.com Questions? :

Call Hilary Berger at 203 305-9191

Jacki Kane Stars in a Comedy About Cancer

Jacki Kane stars in a one-woman comedy show about cancer called: “Waiting for the Brazilian,” Comedy for a Cure to benefit Komen Oregon. The poster pretty much says it all. But I also included web files just in case you can help me spread the word online. Something good has to come out of stupid cancer, so it might as well be laughter.
Breast cancer survivors: For PDX locals - Call Harvey’s now at 503-241-0338. The first 40 survivors to reserve a seat get in FREE.
Jacki Kane stars in a one woman show about cancer

Jacki Kane stars in a one woman show about cancer

Story of Mum & FeMail Art Comes To M.O.M.

EXHIBITION TOUR & BLOG INFO

Story_Of_Mum_ThursStory of Mum: Moms Making an Exhibition of Ourselves

British mother-daughter team Pippa and Penny Best find the perfect home for their inspirational exhibition tour this December in New York’s The Museum of Motherhood, a unique education and exhibition centre dedicated to the exploration of family.

Story of Mum is a community of creative mamas celebrating the ups and downs of motherhood and sharing their stories at www.storyofmum.com. Their tour, Story of Mum: Mums Making an Exhibition of Ourselves, visits New York from Thursday 5 December to Sunday 8 December, with M.O.M. hosting an exciting programme of participatory events.

On Thursday from 5pm to 7pm, visionary FeMail artist Suzi Banks Baum joins Story of Mum to present an evening of Femail Mama Mash-Up art-making alongside readings from writers Cheryl Paley, Joanne Tombrakos and Lori Landau from Suzi’s powerful book: An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice. Led by some truly inspiring mothers, this hands-on workshop launches the exhibition and offers a unique chance to get creative (even if you think you’re not), exploring our identity within a global community of mothers.

On Sunday from 1pm to 3pm, Story of Mum joins the Museum of Motherhood’s Family Day for a pop-up Family Make Date. Bring your kids to play and add your own voice to the exhibition.

Story of Mum: Mums Making an Exhibition of Ourselves draws on participatory creative activities to investigate identity: 25 short films from a diverse group of mothers describe the everyday joys and heart-breaking challenges of motherhood, each film connecting the next to a greater mothering narrative. At each event, a wall of Mama Mash-Up collages are created by mothers to capture different aspects of our identities, inspired by the work of artist-mother Suzi Banks Baum.

The exhibition’s ever-growing communal mum poem has been guest curated by UK poets Hollie McNish, Sally Crabtree and Caroline Davies on the tour so far. Mothers also complete the sentence “I’m a mum and a…” for photographed portraits, including many collected by M.O.M. this year. Multi-taskers and dreamers, entrepreneurs and cleaners, taxi drivers and secret singers. What else are you?

Creativity can connect us deeply to who we are and what we want. And sharing our stories reminds us that all mothers are different, the same, and amazing.  Visitors to Story of Mum: Mums Making an Exhibition of Ourselves have described the experience as stimulating, entertaining, thought-provoking and beautiful. They felt proud, humbled, exhilarated, joyful, inspired and honoured, their opinion of motherhood changed: ‘I have a new respect and awe for my own mum and mums everywhere’; ‘I’d disconnected with how I felt about motherhood. This event and project reconnected me’.

Join http://www.storyofmum.com’s community of creative mamas in New York to celebrate the ups and downs of motherhood, share your own story, and make an exhibition of yourself on and offline.

Bios:

Suzi Banks Baum makes community wherever she goes. Passionate about stirring up jam, authentic writing voices, artist books, and mail art, she has been collaborating with Karen Arp-Sandel as part of FeMail, an almost 7 year long mail art exchange. FeMail has been featured at the Museum of Motherhood in Manhattan in a blog series. FeMail art workshops have touched women at PRESS in North Adams, at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, at Alchemy Initiative in Pittsfield and Berkshire Art Kitchen in Great Barrington. FeMail was installed in the Kitchen of Rites of Passage at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Pittsfield in June 2013 under the direction of Pooja Rue Prema and Rogue Angel Productions.

Suzi produced Out of the Mouths of Babes for the March 2012 Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. She published An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice, presents the Powder Keg Sessions writing workshops and just sent her son off to a year of post high school graduate work. You’d think she’d have more time to eat bon-bons, but Suzi is writing strong on her next book, Laundry Line Divine: A Wild Soul Book for Mothers and developing Rampant Sisterhood, her workshops on marrying authentic voice and online presence for authors and artists. Suzi creates mixed media collages and artist books in her home studio while raising two teen-agers with her husband and large messy garden. Read all about it at www.femailart.com and www.laundrylinedivine.com

Pippa Best lives in Cornwall, UK with her salty-skinned surfing filmmaking husband, boisterous 5-year-old boy who thinks he’s half Octonaut/half Power Ranger, and 2-year-old daughter who inspires her by saying YES as if it’s the easiest thing in the world.  Life is a constant plate-spin of intuitive mothering and work as a script consultant on feature films and as co-director of the Cross Channel Film Lab, where she helps writers and directors to tell their stories and reach an audience. Pippa’s passion is Story of Mum, where she inspires mums (and herself) to connect and explore their identities through quirky, honest and heart-warming creative activities, sharing their stories at www.storyofmum.com, on Facebook, and at monthly #somum Mums’ Make Dates on Twitter (2nd Wednesday of every month from 8.30 – 10pm GMT, 3.30 – 5pm EST).

Penny Best lives between 3 parts of the UK. With 3 grown up ‘children’ and now 3 grandchildren spread around the globe life involves constant trains and planes.  Being on the move suits Penny who as a dancer has always been fascinated by the stories each of us holds within our moving bodies.   For over 40 years she’s been finding ways of encouraging others to explore and express those unique body-stories.   As a movement therapist she runs creative workshops far afield – Australia, Croatia, Poland, Netherlands, Romania and the UK.  Penny grabbed at the chance to work, learn and play alongside her inspiring daughter Pippa, on Story of Mum.  Learning every minute about digital stuff (while holding on by her fingernails) actually loving every moment of mother–daughter exchange and playfulness.

 

Jennifer Rawlings in NYC This Weekend Only

FULL show of “I ONLY SMOKE IN WAR ZONES” on Friday Nov.8 – 6pm Cornelia Street Cafe
I’m doing an 15-20 excerpt from the show on Thursday Nov.7 at 7pm at the prestigious Cherry Lane Theatre.

Mamapalooza Friend, Performer and Mama - Jennifer Rawlings

Mamapalooza Friend, Performer and Mama – Jennifer Rawlings

“I Only Smoke in War Zones”
A collection of true stories from the battlefield (both at home and abroad)

Written and performed by Jennifer Rawlings
Award winning performer Jennifer Rawlings is not your typical mother of five. She is a comedienne who has been traveling to war zones for over a decade to entertain the troops (telling them jokes, of course).

This “must see” solo performance will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotion from the moment the show begins.
Jennifer will lead you on an extraordinary journey of laughter and tears as she weaves together unforgettable stories about family, war and humanity.

Colin Quinn star of Broadway and Comedy Central says-­‐ I love Jennifer’s show because it’s a sad yet funny, ugly yet beautiful story about humanity and inhumanity!
Sally Kirkland Academy Award Nominated Actress says – “I have followed Jennifer’s shows and I think she is just wonderful”

James Morrison star of “24” says -­‐ “ Thank you Jennifer. I want to tell you how much your stories moved me and how deeply thoughtful a tribute it was to the victims of war”
Jillian Lauren best selling author of Some Girls and Pretty says-­ Jennifer Rawlings turns a comic’s eye on the most tragic of circumstances and in doing so offers an engaging and unique personal perspective on global issues and on humanity itself.

Playwright Alana Free -­‐ It is an amazing piece of work. Right from the heart. So clear, direct, and a piece that can change the world!!

Audiences say-­‐ We were truly impressed, especially by Jennifer’s ability to make us laugh out loud…and a few seconds later, to bring us to tears. It was a very moving and memorable experience….

…We are now officially big fans and wanna be groupies.
Jennifer

-­‐-­‐ It’s great to MEAN it when I say you have an extraordinary show. You can take and audience from hilarity to grief and back to hilarity which is pretty nearly impossible.