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Mothers & More:  Making Mothers Count
and a community of supportive Moms

Offering monthly meetings, playgroups, mom and tot outings craft groups, mom's nights out and so much more!
Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at Cafe Caturra on Midlothian Turnpike.  Past meeting topics have included:
  • Good nutrition for children
  • Managing your finances
  • Home organization
  • Cake decorating
  • Short-cut suppers

This month at a glance...
Tues. March 4th, Mom-N-Tot outing to Club Mom at Chesterfield Town Center, 9:30 am
Join us for some indoor fun, breakfast and a surprise show!

Tues. March 4th, MAM monthly meeting at Cafe Caturra on Midlothian Turnpike, 7:00pm
We will be discussing "Hobbies" at this meeting, so bring examples of your favorite hobbies and be prepared to answer questions or show off your skills!  This should be a lot of fun..please let me know if you are planning on attending so I can be sure to reserve a large enough table.  This would be a great evening to get all our members together so we can finally all meet each other!
Wed. March 19th, Easter Egg Hunt at Heather Turner's House, 12p-2p  More details on this event to come!
Thurs. March 20th, Mom's Nite Out at The Cheesecake Factory, 7:30pm   Yummy!  Let's all meet for a delicious evening out!  Please RSVP to Lisa Puster so we can set up carpool!
Monday, March 24th, Mom-N-Tot Spring Break outing to Maymont, 9:45am-???
Come early and enjoy either Pond Hop, Scavenger Hunt, or Diggin for Dino. Then we'll meet up for a picnic lunch at noon around the nature center. Please note that you will need to pre-register if you would like to attend or have your child attend the special programs.

Monday, March 24, 9:45am & 11am, Nature Center
Splash on over to Maymont for a hopping good time!  Parents and their pollywogs will play games, make a craft, and visit some of Maymonts pond pals. For ages 3-5; children must be accompanied by an adult. $8 for
one parent and child pair/$6 for members. Space is limited. Registration required by March 22; call ext. 333.

Monday, March 24, 10am, Maymont House Museum
Look for lions in the grotto and towers in the sky!  Enjoy an exciting morning exploring the grounds and gardens at Maymont with clues to lead you on a history scavenger hunt. $5 per person. Register in advance;
call ext. 329.

Monday, March 24, 10am & 11am, Nature Center
How big was a T-rex tooth?  Did cavemen and dinosaurs exist at the same time?  Children ages 5-9 learn the answers as they explore the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.  Playing the part of a
paleontologist, kids will dig through sand to find fossils and learn what these artifacts can tell us of an earlier time.  $8 per chld/$6 for members. Registration required by March 22; call ext. 333.

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Just a scheduling note, we've decided that for the time being, our meetings will be held on the first Tuesday evenings of the month, the exception being April when our book club is meeting that first Tuesday.  It works better on Tuesdays because Cafe Caturra doesn't have live music on those nights. 
So, some dates to be looking ahead for are Tuesday, March 4th: Mothers and More meeting at Cafe Caturra at 7pm, with the theme being "Hobbies".  We were also thinking of doing an evening open house that night to catch some moms who may not have their children with them.  If anyone has any interest in coordinating this, please let me know! 
Another upcoming event is our Easter Egg Hunt, tentatively scheduled for Mar. 19th (yes, we know it's during Spring Break, but there isn't a better time with St. Patrick's Day and Easter being so close together!).  I will send out an official March calendar in a few weeks!

Did you know???
  • 81% of American women will become mothers
  • 69% of mothers work for pay in addition to providing 2/3 of all unpaid family care
  • Women spend an average of 11.5 years out of the workforce caring for their family.  For each year out of the workforce, a mother receives 0 credit toward Social Security benefits.
  • Of the world's wealthiest nations, only 2- the US and Australia- do NOT provide paid parental leave for full-time employees

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