📣 Dive into the story of change, courage, and empowerment! Our latest blog post, penned by the incredible Taylor Dutch, takes you on a journey through the impactful year we’ve had at &Mother.
🌟 Discover how we’ve supported breastfeeding mothers at major events, expanded our reach, raised awareness, and granted Changemaker funds to inspiring athletes.
🚀 The best part? There’s more to come in 2024!
📖 Click the link in our bio to read the full blog post and be inspired by the incredible change we’re creating. Your support fuels our mission. Let’s continue to break barriers and uplift moms everywhere! 💪💙 #EmpowerMoms #ChangeMakers #ReadOurStory 📚👶🌟
🌟 Women's Rights, Maternity Protections, and Women's Equity Update 🌟
This past month, we've been on the front lines, advocating for change and fighting for working mothers. But there's more work to be done! 👩👧👦
💔 An estimated 3.2 million kids are at risk of losing child care access as pandemic-era funding disappears overnight on September 30. The end of federal child care funding threatens the hard-earned gains of working mothers.
✨ Here's where YOU can make a difference: Donate to our foundation today! Every contribution supports our mission to protect women's rights, maternity protections, and women's equity.
🤝 With your help, we're making change happen:
1️⃣ The Change Maker grant: Directly supporting individuals and empowering them to drive change.
2️⃣ Contractual language framework to aid in negotiating.
3️⃣ &Mother event standardization.
4️⃣ A handbook to guide hosts and a set of best practices to support caregivers.
Your donation matters more than ever. Together, we can continue the fight for a brighter and more equitable future. Click the link in our bio to contribute now! 💪💙 #DonateNow #EmpowerWomen #SupportWorkingMothers 🙌👶
We're thrilled to kick off a brand new series here at &Mother - introducing #MomCrushMonday! 💪 This week, we're shining the spotlight on @KatieZaferes and @GwenJorgensen , who gave it their all at the Grand Final in Pontevedra as part of the @usatriathlon contingent.
🏊♀️🚴♀️🏃♀️ These incredible women have not only conquered the world of triathlon but have also shared their inspiring journeys of returning to competition after embracing motherhood. It's their raw honesty and unwavering determination that have us crushing on them today.
🌟 Join us in celebrating these powerhouse moms and their remarkable accomplishments. But that's not all! We want YOU to be part of #MomCrushMonday too. Share with us the mothers who are crushing it in any industry and sector. Let's uplift and honor these incredible women together!
👏 Stay tuned to see what's next as Katie and Gwen continue their inspiring journey on the #RoadToParis2024. We can't wait to cheer them on every step of the way! 🇫🇷💥 #MomsCrushMonday #InspiringMoms #RoadToParis2024
🎥 Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey with professional skiers and super moms, Elyse Saugstad and Jackie Paaso, as they blend the adrenaline of the slopes with the joys and challenges of motherhood.
🏂 "Here, Hold My Kid" is not your typical ski film; it's a heartwarming, often hilarious, take on the incredible journey of these athletes as they strive to be both top-notch professionals and dedicated parents.
🌟 Featuring appearances by pro snowboarder and mom, Leanne Pelosi, this documentary showcases the camaraderie, competition, and ultimate triumph of moms who can do it all.
📅 Mark your calendars for the Fall 2023 release and join us as we celebrate the incredible strength and determination of these women. Stay tuned for more updates! 💪❄️ #HereHoldMyKid #SkiFilm #MomLife #EmpowerMoms
🥥🏃♀️ BIG NEWS! &Mother is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with Vita Coco! Together, we’re taking on the New York Marathon, fueled by Vita Coco’s refreshing coconut water products, keeping us hydrated with vital nutrients and electrolytes every step of the way. 🌟
Not only are we conquering miles, but we’re also raising funds for &Mother’s vital mission. Stay tuned for our journey, and join us in making a splash for change! 💧💙 #AndMotherOnTheMove #HydrateForGood #NYCMarathonPartner 🥥🗽🏅
🌟 September’s been a sprint of impact and inspiration! 🏃♀️ From Oracle Park to the Movers Collective Mile Challenge, &Mother’s been on the move, empowering moms everywhere. 💪
But hold onto your running shoes because the fourth quarter is about to be epic! 🏞️🌆 Join us for the Mammoth Trail Fest, the Chicago Marathon, the Malibu Half Marathon, and the grand finale: the New York Marathon on Nov 4th. 🏅 Let’s make every stride count together! #AndMotherOnTheMove #EmpowerMoms #Q4Excitement 🗽🏁
There's so much work to be done for mothers and caregivers, including raising awareness and generating discussions that drive change.
Tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET, we're participating in the Stronger Together: TRE Partner Panel, a virtual discussion hosted by our partners @therunningevent featuring several incredible organizations reshaping the running industry and beyond.
Head to @therunningevent 's registration page to sign up for the panel, which also includes Low Impact Alliance, Queer Running Society, and the Running Industry Diversity Coalition (link in bio). See you there!
Calling all Bay Area friends! On Saturday, September 9, we will bring free childcare and lactation support to the Movers Collective Mile Challenge at Brickyard Cove in Berkeley, California.
For those participating in the event—which will host mile, relay, and 5K races along the beautiful Berkeley Marina—we will provide designated lactation spaces and free childcare services in partnership with A Helping Hand Childcare. This program is generously supported by Working Assumptions, an organization dedicated to fostering cultures of care and exploring new perspectives on work and family.
We’re thrilled to provide these key resources so more caregivers can participate and thrive in their athletic goals. To learn more about our offerings at the Movers Collective Mile Challenge, head to the link in our bio!
From milk to movement, baby! Literally. 🏃♀️
The Bobbie for Change team is running the 2023 @nyrr New York City Marathon to raise money for our partner @andmother_org . And you know we’re gonna run it like a mother. 💪
Donations will directly support &Mother in breaking barriers that limit a woman’s choice to pursue and thrive in career and motherhood.
These donations will help them continue to build out event standardization so that more races have lactation and caregiver support, and award more Maternity / Family Support grants, and grants to professional athletes who are also parents.
Let’s show some love to our runners Britt, Celeste, Michele, and Stef as they train for their 26.2 and raise money for @andmother_org .
💚 If you’d like to support our team’s charity efforts for @andmother_org , head to the link in bio.
“Competing in Olympic sailing’s most challenging discipline is one thing, but doing so with a tyke in tow takes the campaign hustle to a higher level.”
Thanks to @sailingworldmag and Michelle Slade for putting together such a great piece on our world-class, baby-friendly, high-speed, passion-filled Olympic sailing team.
Grab a copy or subscribe online to read more! Link will be in bio.
Love my team, and the larger team and family that supports us on this amazing journey.
#andmother #athletemama #teamusa #ussailingteam #nacra17 #olympicsailing
The Bay Area is where the inspiration behind &Mother took shape. It’s a community that’s always embraced our vision of support for moms and caregivers. Last weekend, we proudly joined fellow Bay Area nonprofits @giantrace in San Francisco, to celebrate our efforts for families everywhere.
“Our priority should be families, mothers and caregivers in every area of society. Mothers and caregivers are too often an afterthought and families suffer. Our families need to know they are cared for and that systems are set up to support their ability to thrive. It starts with the little things that become the big things that make the most impact.” @alysiamontano , &Mother founder
"As moms we have so much stacked against us, but by working together, we are so much stronger in our quest to make an impact and break down barriers."—Lara Vu, founder of @milaskeeper
For the last six years, Lara has worked tirelessly to combat the difficulties facing lactating moms. In the fall of 2022, the mother of two hit a breakthrough with the launch of Mila’s Keeper, a Long Beach, California-based company dedicated to empowering women with breast milk storage tools, including the first ever insulated cooler designed to keep breast milk cold for up to 20 hours.
Inspired by her previous work at UNICEF advocating for the rights of women and children around the world, the founder and Chief Breast Officer aims to help women meet their breastfeeding goals by providing much-needed support to aid them in their journey. In an interview with the &Mother team, Lara shared the company's origin story, the challenges she faced along the way, and her goals in serving moms while in partnership with &Mother.
Head to the link in our bio to read the full story about our amazing partner!