Giving Birth to MoM

Today was a great day for mothers all over the country. No, it wasn’t a bra burning day or the day that the perfect combination of lactogenic herb, pain relief and diet all arrived in one neat little pill.  But nonetheless, Mothers rejoice because the Museum of Motherhood was born into our world.

The brain child of the dynamic visionary, queen mama rocker herself, Joy Rose, President of Mamapalooza, the museum occupies a cozy, well thought out lower level on E. 84th St. in Manhattan.  A celebration and reminder of how we mothers make our way every day often with less pay, longer hours and exponentially more responsibilities than our male counterparts, the museum is also a joyous connection to the brave, selfless and giving moms who have come before us.

The opening night gala included a perfectly sublime string quartet, tarot reader, live performances and just enough wine and hors d’oeuvres to not spoil one’s appetite.  The affair was attended by such maternal luminaries as Carol Evans, powerhouse matriarch of Working Mother magazine, Alexia Nye Jackson, exquisite artist of the opening exhibit: Mother the Job, and Anna Fishbeyn, writer/actress and my friend, whose one woman show has morphed into the production Sex in Mommyville, which was excerpted at the opening night festivities.

Celebrating mothers can be as expensive as it is essential.  I urge all of us to contribute much needed rent and infrastructure donations.  In addition, come and support the wonderful programs the museum is offering, including my Divas-do-Lunch workshops offered on the second Wednesday of the month from 1-2:30 in October, November & December.  And there will be plenty of other interesting and compelling events and exhibits to keep moms of all ages interested, engaged and inspired.

Rarely does one get to see a passionate labor of love come to fruition in a way that can benefit all of us.  After all, the celebration of motherhood is the celebration of the human race told through Herstory.  I encourage all of you to go online and better yet, visit the museum soon and often.

As we all know babies may drool but moms most certainly rule.  And here’s a thought starter, not only visit the museum of motherhood but take your mom, your grandmother and your children.  Make it a generational event and no-one will soon forget the gift of connection visiting the museum of motherhood will bestow.

Moms rock!

2 Responses to Giving Birth to MoM
  1. Jenn Deutsch
    September 19, 2011 | 4:37 pm

    Thanks for letting me know this museum was made and now open. What a wonderful idea. Will check it out when I vist my sis next. Hoep you are well Shira.

    • Diva-Mama
      September 26, 2011 | 8:25 am

      If you happen to get a day off, my next Divas-do-Lunch event is going to be held there on Wed. 10/12 from 1-2:30. But the museum is open from Tue. – Sun. 10:45-6:30. You will love the pop-up exhibit, so come and support this amazing new place! It’s a joy and an honor to be a part of something so powerful coming into existence and knowing that we can be a part of this journey together as women honoring motherhood in perpetuity!

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