Lets start at the beginning!

Hi there!, 
I am so happy to be a new member of BlogHer! Right now I am still figuring things out here and I guess, this blog can be about - my blog? What do you think? 
Anyways, I am a 34 year old mother of 1 and aunt of 1, but I always say I have two kids. My sister and I consider them both- Ours. We are both still in relationships with the fathers of our children, but we all live together. Amber watches the babies during the day while I work to pay our rent. 
It's a pretty great arrangement. Except one thing. We can't afford to live any other way. 
So I created a group on facebook called MomWow. MomWow is a group consisting of 600+ families from the North Shore of Massachusetts. I made the group when I was pregnant and terrified that nothing was going to turn out ok. What happened was, I added all my friends who I knew had children, grandchildren, step children, teenagers and really anyone who fell into the family category. Well a funny thing started happening. We started trading clothes, talking about our children, exchanging things that we no longer needed, and even sponsoring families that were just behind them growth wise. Then the families in our group started adding their friends! Now, we are huge! The revolution began! I was blown away! SIX HUNDRED families who wouldn't otherwise know each other, were helping one another!
Lately I've started a webpage called MomWow.org  I added all the thrift stores, and food banks and local resources for Massachusetts families who might be struggling financially. I wrote some columns about saving money, and had a couple members also write about things that are important to their families! We are still growing! 
Finally, I recruited some of the members who aren't local to Massachusetts to start their own chapters in areas that they live in. Oh, did I mention that I registered us as a non profit? Yeah- that happened. 
Then, I noticed that different members of the group have special understandings of different things ranging from autism, loss, addiction, money, law, feminism, fatherhood, cooking, crafting, recreation- and so forth.  What are you good at? We're gonna give you a column! 
I took the girl who was doing a fantastic job correcting my awful spelling and grammar and gave her a volunteer job as our group editor!  
You know what? The revolution really HAS begun! Then, I gave a mom with a great deal of experience with autism her own group to cover the entire nation, so they can talk to each other about issues that are dear to them. This group is going to evolve into a sister group still in the momwow database, as well as each region's community group. This will have something of a craigslist type interface by the time I am done. 
Currently we are looking for more members for the groups that have already begun. More writers, editors and all kinds of people. You can read about that here.
And we hope you do! 
Also, we are looking for more LEADERS. Group moderators and admins to run our grouplets! 
We want the world to help each other. We need a sense of community throughout the united states. 
Please let me know if you are interested in joining the revoloution. 
You can email me at KeriKillam@momwow.org
Here's our ever growing manifesto, promise, and mission statement!
Here's what we always say....
MomWow is You

It's black, white, mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, brothers and sisters, Adopted, Cryo, and natural. Punk rock, hip hop, and anyone else capable of being in a family! Its Gay, straight, carni, veggy, fat, thin, tall and short. We are religious, atheist, spiritual and magical. We are a non-judgmental group of families who help each other. Heck, we help each other to help each other. It takes a village to raise a child and MomWow is that village. Here at MOMWOW, we believe this with all our hearts. We all have something to give, and we all need a little help sometimes. Whether it be answering a simple question, helping you figure out the best school for your child, or where to turn when faced with economic hardship. We are here for you, and we are here for each other. We are your sisters, we are you cousins, your aunts, your grandmothers, we are your next door neighbor, your best friend. We are the mothers of the tomorrow. We are the community. We are you. We are the past that we struggled through to get where we are today, and we are the future. Together -we are an army. Are you ready? 
This is a place where you can feel free to give things that you no longer need to other families, and ask for things you need that others might have to give! 
This is a place for families to talk to other families that might not have met otherwise. 
To talk about anything, from what is normal to what you are doing different. 
Please add your family type friends, because the more of us that there are, the more we can help each other. 
Team work makes the dream work!

Please don't hesitate to check outhttp://www.momwow.org/


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