Our members talking about their experiences with Alliance of Moms
Over 40% of girls in foster care will become pregnant by the age of 17
Their babies are 66% more likely to become teen parents
Together we can break this intergenerational cycle by providing these young parents with the education, resources and supportive community they deserve
On the 18th of November, young moms in foster care participated in Raising Baby with their children. The day was presented by CuddleBright, who gifted the CuddleBright Experience to our young moms, inspiring them to create a secure emotional connection with their children. AOM supporter Kristen Bell kicked off the day of empowering interactive workshops — Ready, Set, Read!; The Postpartum Shift; Calm Mama, Happy Baby; and Developmental Play — with an inspiring speech about motherhood. Our guests in foster care engaged with parenting experts and learned practical tips about how to develop their babies’ brains during the critical first three years of life. While the young parents learned, Alliance of Moms member volunteers provided childcare for their kids. The youth left the life-changing event with an incredible goody bag, all thanks to our generous donors and sponsors.
Our Raising Foodies is a program focused on the physical side of brain development: nutrition. We create a fun evening centered around cooking, motherhood, and community. Chef Courtney from Jon & Vinny’s led our Spring cooking class on March 19th with a focus on the importance of fiber for early brain development. She inspired our young mothers in foster care with a “breakfast for dinner” menu of dreamy soft scrambled eggs, a salad of thinly sliced apples and celery, and kale we were excited to eat. The food was generously donated by Farmbox. Some AOM volunteers helped prepare the food and sat and enjoyed the meal with our girls while other AOM volunteers took care of their children. At the end of the night, the girls were gifted sauteé pans, spatulas, mixing bowls and tongs from Chef Courtney.
Beyond Yoga Collection
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new MOTHERLOVER line, brought to you by our friends at Beyond Yoga. Click here to order your very own tee, leggings, and tote from this special collection today! For every purchase, Beyond Yoga donates $5 to our work with young moms in foster care. Thank you to member Leslie Bruce, former foster youth ambassador Junely Merwin, and co-founder Kelly Zajfen for helping us push this fun new line.