Mothers & More Packs a Fiscal Punch with Its Power of a Purse Campaign and Writing Contest

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By Estelle Sobel Erasmus of Musings on Motherhood and Midlife

Looking to make an impact on the lives of moms, everywhere? Feel you’re a mother but so much more? Are you dealing with the never ending struggle to balance your family budget and find some money (and time) just for yourself, and are aching to write about it?
Than find the power in your pen and participate in the Power of a Purse campaign from Mothers & More.
The national non-profit organization Mothers & More  (which provides support, education and advocacy for mothers) has been dedicated to helping financially disadvantaged mothers through its Power of a Purse campaign (now in its fifth year), where members donate purses and personal items to shelters and other non-profit organizations, as well as educational resources to help them increase their financial awareness, confidence and control. A purse symbolizes a woman’s economic power, and many families rely on a mother’s income.
For the month of April, Mothers & More is running a writing contest in celebration of Power of a Purse that is open to members and non-members. Simply write  in 300 words or less, how the mission of Power of a Purse resonates for you on a “purse-onal” level. Email your entry (full name, address, phone number and if you belong to a chapter, chapter number) to powerofapurse@mothersandmore.org by April 30 and Mothers & More will publish the top five stories on their blog, Mothers’ Voices. Prizes (full list here) will also include publication on Brain, Child magazine’s website, a beautiful bag from Layla Grayce and a consultation with a writing/publishing coach.
Mothers & More is honored to have wonderful judges like Susan Carraretto of this website and community for the writing contest.
Other fabulous judges include:

Join the Twitter Party

To launch the Power of a Purse campaign, Mothers & More and Culture Mom Media will be hosting a twitter party on Thursday, April 11th at 9:00 pm EDT, and will provide attendees with tips to confidently manage their money matters as busy moms.  Sign up here to join, and follow the hashtag #PowerOfAPurse. Great gifts will be given out every 10 minutes, including memberships, books, a bag from Layla Grayce, tickets to Listen to Your Mother,  a virtual work-out session and more
Mothers & More will announce additional prizes on their national FB page and on Twitter .
To join Mothers & More and benefit from all its offerings fill out this form. All through April Mothers & More is running a new member special with $5 off a one-year membership, if you put in the special code savvy4mom.
Benefits of joining Mothers & More include
  • Becoming part of  a network of national chapters and online networking forums by and for mothers encompassing non-judgmental communication and peer support
  • Webinars that give members exposure to authors, women in business, and financial and workplace tools and tactics, that support the organization’s mission
  • Belonging to an organization that advocates for public policies that value the work of caregiving
Looking forward to getting fiscal with you this month.


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1 Lisa April 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Great post, Estelle! Thanks for your tireless work on Power of a Purse. And thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for supporting POP and Mothers & More!

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2 Paula April 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm

This is great Estelle! Thank you for posting it, and thank you to 5 Minutes for Mom for your support as well.

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3 Maria April 12, 2013 at 10:34 am

I am continually amazed by the women I meet through Mothers & More, both in my local chapter and virtually. Thanks for all your work on the Power of a Purse campaign, including this wonderful piece, Estelle! And thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for helping spread the word and their support!

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4 carrie April 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

Great post! I’m so impressed with how much moms can do! Not only juggle our own families, but support others are well! Thanks for all your hard work!

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5 Jeanine April 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

Thanks for informing me about Mothers and More and I am interested in entering your writing contest!

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6 Nicole April 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I was so lucky to have attended the Twitter party the other night and meet some awesome people involved in Mothers & More. It’s definitely an organization doing some good. Bravo!

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7 Janeane Davis April 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Thanks for sharing this information about a very worthy cause.

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8 Jessica April 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I’m so honored to be one of the judges for this fabulous contest – and cannot wait to read the entries.

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9 O'Boy! Organic April 15, 2013 at 8:44 pm

This is fantastic, cannot wait to learn more about this amazing campaign to empower women and not judge others.

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10 Nichole April 15, 2013 at 9:31 pm

What a great contest! I’m sorry I missed the twitter party.

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11 Lauryn April 15, 2013 at 9:55 pm

What a wonderful mission to support! Thanks Estelle for making everyone aware of it.

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