The support of the ladies at The Mommies Network has kept this mom sane since joining the organization in 2007. During difficult times like losing my dad to liver cancer in 2009 and losing my mom to lung cancer in 2014, I could always depend on the moms of TMN to be there for me. I have developed long lasting friendships that I cherish continuously. The changes that TMN has made over the years have been for the betterment of the members and to help support more moms all over the US. I am proud to be a volunteer and senior team member with an organization that cares so much about its members.
My life has changed since that first day in 2007 when I joined The Mommies Network. The friendships that I have formed have been such a blessing to myself and my family. The support of such wonderful women that seem to always be there even when times are tough is just priceless. Communities across our country are growing so much better because a couple of moms had a dream and created the network know today as The Mommies Network, we are living that dream now!
So sad. TMN chose to shut down the very active Baltimore site due to what they called negativity. In reality, we were simply responding to TMNs request for feedback on their new website. We were told our site would be closing on the 15th of February. The following day, February 6th, the site was closed without warning. There was no contact made to members to let them know this was happening. Simply gone. Here is the information Sarah, one of TMN's leaders, posted on February 5th in a forum on the Baltimore site:
Closing of BaltimoreMommies
It is with sadness that we let you know that the BaltimoreMommies chapter will be closing as of February 15, 2015. We have noticed an increasing amount of negativity on the chapter which has impacted the way The Mommies Network is able to support the moms of Baltimore. In order to refocus on our mission and become a true source of support and empowerment, we will be closing the site, taking a step back, and looking at the best way to develop a supportive and positive TMN chapter in the Baltimore area. We are truly saddened that it has come to such a drastic measure. We do have the National Chapter that can offer support for our members after the closure. We apologize for any inconvenience but at this time we feel that there are no other alternatives.
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WARNING: Do not donate your hard-earned money to this corrupt organization. TMN, with Heather Fortune at the helm, abruptly killed the very active Baltimore Chapter last week. There were active posts, events on the calendar, private messages to be read.... But TMN displayed total disregard for any of this. Why? That is unclear. Some say it was because of polite, yet critical feedback that was posted regarding the dysfunctional operation of the new website. (This feedback was requested by TMN.) Others say that Heather Fortune had planned to kill the Baltimore Chapter for a long time due to a personal vendetta. But it is hard to know for sure because they have offered no public explanation or apology to the hundreds of disbanded members and volunteers. They then proceeded to shut off every available avenue of communication. They are hoping that the anonymity of the internet will allow them to hide their indefensible actions. Don't be fooled by the polished website and the pretty pictures. The people behind this organization are dishonest, draconian and unprofessional.
The Mommies Network is amazing. I have went to a couple events and I think it is a great way to get the local mothers together. It helps so much being able to relate to other moms who are looking for someone to relate to!
The Mommies Network is an amazing network of moms. With the local chapter and the national chapter they have helped me so much in the 8 years I have been affiliated with them. I no longer feel alone in this journey of motherhood. I have formed relationships with other moms, my children have made friends and I feel so much better knowing I have a place to turn when I am feeling alone and uncertain about how I am doing as a mother.
My local chapter helped me make great connections when I moved into a new community, away from all I knew! Now it is helping me develop my leadership skills and make a greater impact in my community.
I am so grateful to be apart of the Mommies Network. TMN has been very easy to work with and helpful whenever my chapter needs something. I love being a volunteer and member of this amazing organization!
Thank goodness for the Mommies Network. I am a military spouse and mommy who has to move every few years. Luckily, with this move I found a local chapter of the Mommies Network that has connected my son and I to other kids and moms in our area. It is always hard trying to find new friends and activities in a new location, so the mommies network has made that a lot easier for me. I like the group so much that I volunteer as a moderator for one of their online support forums.
I joined my local branch of The Mommies Network (TMN) a few weeks after my daughter was born because I had questions about her not eating. My cousin had joined a few weeks earlier and recommended me to this group saying they were all very sweet and a lot of them were very empathetic and were in the same boat at one point or another. I joined and attended a few events, they hold holiday events, mommies night outs, playdates and other activities with your little one. My favorite thing about these forums though, is it gives me the oppoutunity to converse and connect with so many other mothers on a number of topics and hobbies. I feel like I have my own support system in TMN and I feel like I have grown as a mother being a part of this awesome community.