What was your "Naptime Activist" awakening?
What happens when this awareness comes at a time when we are personally overloaded with our own commitments? I want to introduce you to a community of "naptime activists," women who find a way to work for social change even in the midst of busy family and work lives. The great news is that even if you have just an hour to spare here and there (for example, while you kids are asleep, hence "naptime activist"), thanks to the internet there are ways to get connected to significant opportunities that will allow you to make a difference.
I am partnering with MomsRising.org to bring you the Naptime Activist Edition of The Mojo Mom Party Kit, which will help you explore ways to become involved. A first step can be very small, as long as you are paying attention to the possibilities that are before you. In the Party Kit you'll read my story about how something as simple was watching TV led to a life-changing opportunity for me.
To get started, why not gather your friends for a Moms' Night Out with a purpose, to watch this the MomsRising documentary film The Motherhood Manifesto. We provide you a complete set of party and discussion ideas. The Mojo Mom Party Kit is a free download. You can access all 3 sessions through my home page, MojoMom.com.
To celebrate this new partnership, this week's Mojo Mom Podcast features an interview with MomsRising naptime activists Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann. This dynamic duo started the Been There Clearinghouse immediately after hurricane Katrina struck, creating a "community bulletin board" that brought together people in need and donors who wanted to help. This grassroots effort mobilized truckloads of aid to the Gulf Coast, starting during the crucial early days when FEMA was paralyzed. You can read about Cooper and Emily's continuing adventures on their Been There blog.
I am so fortunate to have met such an amazing group of women through MomsRising.org. Start listening to their stories and I guarantee you'll be inspired.
Please share your story with us as well! Did motherhood open you up to the world in a new way? I'd love to hear about your own "naptime activist awakening."