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New on Saturdays! Yoga for Prenatal, Postpartum & Baby Yoga

Join us on Saturdays!  Our drop-in yoga class is now for prenatal and postpartum caregivers and pre-walking infants.  Find more great education, support, self-care, and other events for families, caregivers, and volunteers on our calendar.
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Drop-in Pregnancy Support Group at The Family Center

Did you know that Many Mothers and The Birthing Tree jointly offer a free drop-in session for expecting parents?  Share in the excitement and anxieties of pregnancy every Wednesday from 11am-12pm at The Family Center (at the Many Mothers office building--4001 Office Court Drive, Suite #207, in Santa Fe). Find more great education, support, self-care, and other events for families, caregivers, and volunteers on our calendar.
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Many Mothers Aims To Support Perinatal Families

“Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. At times, parents need additional help. This is where Many Mothers helps fill a void. The Santa Fe-based organization pairs volunteers with moms who need a hand with their infants. “Each mother’s journey is unique and personal, which means that the issues one mother faces will be different than another mother,” said Kai Forsley, Many Mothers executive director. “The beauty of Many Mothers is that we have staff that can work with mothers, caregivers and families to individually assess the goal of each family during the perinatal stage.” When the pandemic began to shut down the world, Many Mothers and its volunteers were determined to make sure…
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Santa Fe New Mexican OP ED: Access to Care Improves Health Outcomes for Moms and Kids

“Every newborn baby enters the world in the most vulnerable, tender condition. Access to quality prenatal and postnatal care is vital to a mother’s and baby’s health and quality of life. Unfortunately, in New Mexico, too many expecting and new mothers experience maternal and child health complications that can easily be avoided with routine care. Often, the primary contributing factor is the lack of access to health insurance coverage. According to a March of Dimes report, New Mexico has one of the highest uninsured rates of childbearing-age women in the United States. New Mexico faces an unusually higher maternal mortality rate, with a disproportionately greater rate among the Native American population — approximately 20%, despite composing only 11% of the…
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Santa Fe New Mexican: Many Mothers, The Birthing Tree opening parenting center

“With the move, Many Mothers is evolving from an almost entirely in-home service to also having a gathering place for mothers. “Many Mothers only had about 500 square feet in the old location and now boasts about 2,500 square feet,” Executive Director Kai Forsley said. “This is the next chapter, coming out with a public meeting space for parents working with each other, making connections,” Forsley said.” We are thankful to the Santa Fe New Mexican for this wonderful feature! You can read the full article here.
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We Moved

Have you heard? Many Mothers has moved! We are now located on the south side of Santa Fe, near the Santa Fe Place Mall. To the supporters who made this move possible, thank you! NEW ADDRESS: 4001 Office Court Dr., Suite 207, Santa Fe, NM, 87507
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The Future of Maternal and Child Health Care in New Mexico – MolinaCares

New Mexico women and children have faced historical challenges around accessing care during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. These challenges have been heightened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer, Marissa Visscher, our Program Manager, joined MolinaCares and statewide experts to discuss these challenges, as well as solutions and best practices to improve the number of healthy births and babies in New Mexico. View the virtual panel here.
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Meet Kai: Our New Executive Director

Join us in welcoming Kai Forsley to the Many Mothers' team! After completing her BA at the University of Illinois, a deeply fulfilling volunteer opportunity led Kai to work in the social service realm. Originally from Chicago, Kai spent the last 14 years in the sublime city of San Francisco, working in the areas of literacy, governmental accountability, and foster youth advocacy.
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Many Mothers Marketplace

Thank you for helping to strengthen our families! Many Mothers invites you to purchase items for our critical Flex Fund, which benefits struggling families. A full 50% of Americans face great difficulty paying an emergency expense of $400, leaving a quarter of families unable to pay it at all. Click READ MORE to view items.
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Mother’s Day Online Auction: Pre-bids begin April 21st!

Hello Friends: Many Mothers has an upcoming online auction, with pre-bids beginning today! We invite you to bid on prizes for our critical Mothers Day Flex Fund, which benefits struggling families. A full 50% of Americans face great difficulty paying an emergency expense of $400, leaving a quarter of families unable to pay it at all. Eligible, enrolled families can receive emergency support from Many Mothers. Support includes up to $250/family in material assistance for a crib, food, gas cards, rent/utilities, diapers, or baby supplies.   Items include: gift certificates to Santa Fe restaurants, a chance to take pottery classes at Paseo Pottery, art by local artist Jack Dunn, and a Go Pro camera. Please consider sending this out to…
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The Wit & Wisdom fundraiser benefits babies and families in northern New Mexico. This riveting conversation amongst dear friends Fr. Richard Rohr, Pete Holmes, and Mirabai Starr, leaves no stone unturned. Their discussion covers subjects such as sexuality, psychedelics as medicine, creating a safe container for raising children in today’s gun culture, and how the Divine Feminine can save us all. The audience will enjoy a one-of-a-kind, intimate journey filled with wit and wisdom! FATHER RICHARD ROHR is a Franciscan priest, writer, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Father Richard is one of the most beloved spiritual teachers in the United States and is the author of numerous international best-selling books. PETE HOLMES…
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Remembering Doris Meyer: Many Mothers Volunteer

Many Mothers is saddened to announce that a longtime volunteer and supporter, Doris Meyer, passed away recently. If you’ve received a hand-knit baby hat from Many Mothers in the past nine years, chances are it was knitted by Doris. In her words, “I started to knit and found that I liked making baby hats. I don’t do fancy hats, just simple ones that don’t take long to finish. It gives me a lot of pleasure to know that new mothers and their babies will enjoy these colorful creations.” Since 2013, Doris knitted hundreds of hats for the families we serve. We offer deep condolences to Doris’s husband Richard. Her generous spirit will be missed by many.  
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Meet Diane: Volunteer Spotlight

Say hello to Diane, our wonderful Many Mothers volunteer!  What do you enjoy?  Long walks, good books, gardening, and cooking complicated recipes.  What do you love about volunteering with Many Mothers?  Cuddling babies and developing a relationship with all these sweet families. We couldn’t do what we do without our incredible community of volunteers. Interested?  Apply to become a volunteer and give hands-on help to Santa Fe families with infants today!
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Attention: At this time, Many Mothers is unable to accept any material items.

We are abundantly grateful to live in a generous community, full of individuals wanting to support our new families. We recently have received many wonderful donations; however, we simply are low on space and cannot store anything more at this time. Organizations, who also support families and children, that MAY be able to benefit from your support are the following: Que Cute Happy Baby Program (Las Cumbres Community Services): 505-365-3662 Casa Familia: 505-983-2042 Adelante (SFPS): 505-467-2571
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KSFR reports on the work Many Mothers is doing for families before, during and post-pandemic

When the pandemic forced schools and childcare centers to shut down, more than five million American mothers gave up their jobs. Currently, The New York Times reports that 1.3 million of these women are still out of work. As a result, the leaders of more than 200 small, medium and large companies have formed the Care Economy Business Council, which is urging sweeping reforms in the caregiving infrastructure so more mothers can return to work. Listen to the full report HERE
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