Essays from the Heart and a Free Financial Webinar from Mothers & More

POPLogo 2011Update 300x129 Essays from the Heart and a Free Financial Webinar from Mothers & MoreBy Estelle Sobel Erasmus

Mother’s & More,  recently ran a writing contest to support the annual Power of A Purse campaign, where through community outreach members of Mothers & More collect new and gently used purses and the organization also provides financial resources to disadvantaged women in shelters and through other non-profits.

Over the years, Mothers & More has collected over 20,000 purses, plus offered financial tips, resources, speakers and webinars to help these women, many who can’t for fear of discovery speak out about how they have been helped.

But make no mistake, they have been helped.

This year, to further amplify the message, the brilliant Power of a Purse team created a writing contest where members and nonmembers (who we hope will become members) were asked to write in 300 words or less, how the mission for Power Of A Purse resonates with their own personal purse story.

A team of talented writers and bloggers and community builders were the judges and the results are in.

The amazing winner of fantastic prizes such as a Layla Grayce purse and a consultation with a publishing expert, and the opportunity to have her writing featured on Brain, Child’s website is Mothers & More member, Joanne Depp.

Her essay is featured here on the Mothers’ Voices blog.

More will be featured in the coming months.

And, to cap off the Power of a Purse campaign, Mothers & More is presenting a free webinar with the CEO of Women & Co. Linda Descano on Monday, May 20 from 1:00-2:00 pm ET.

The topic of the webinar is “Take Control of Your Financial Future”. Linda went on a listening tour around the country to find out about men and women’s professional journeys, and she is going to share the secrets that she heard during her tour, distilled into 7 simple strategies to help you take control of your financial future.

Register for the webinar on the website at  Mothers & More.

If you have questions that you would like Linda to answer during her webinar, go to the FB page for Mothers & More, and ask away.

Remember, together, Mothers are powerful.

Estelle Sobel Erasmus is an award-winning journalist, who contributed to the anthology What Do Mother’s Need? Motherhood Activists and Scholars Speak Out on Maternal Empowerment for the 21st Century (Demeter Press, 2013). She is the new national President of Mothers & More. 

 Essays from the Heart and a Free Financial Webinar from Mothers & More

About Estelle Erasmus

Estelle Erasmus is an award-winning journalist and former magazine editor-in-chief who is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Estelle blogs about life raising a young daughter in midlife at Musings on Motherhood & Midlife. She is the co-author of Beautiful Skin: Every Woman's Guide to Looking Her Best at Any Age (Adams Media), and has been a featured author in several anthologies. Estelle won BlogHer Voices of the Year awards in 2012 and 2014. She is a 2014 Disney Social Media Moms, and a 2014 National Geographic Kids Insider. She has spoken about publishing at Folio MidWest and iRetreat2014. She writes regularly on travel, parenting and lifestyle issues.

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  1. It has been a privilege to be involved with Mothers & More and the Power of a Purse program. The volunteers who work tirelessly on the campaign are wonderful, and I have seen first hand the good that the program does for women in need.
    I am really looking forward to Monday’s webinar as well. We can all use financial advice, no matter which stage of life we are in. I am going to have with me a special “guest” in the form of my recently graduated from college daughter! She and I will listen together, and I hope that she will get some advice as she enters the professional work world, and perhaps have a question or two for Linda.
    Mothers & More is truly the organization that is there for women throughout the life cycle of motherhood. I am so proud to be a part of it, and so grateful that we have women like Linda who are willing to share their knowledge with us.

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