This past weekend a new online community was begun, inspired by an episode of the Glenn Beck Show, last week, about Mothers, and by the principles of the 9-12 Project.
Billing itself as a "Network of principled mothers, grandmothers, daughters, & guardians of our nation's children", AS A MOM...A Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots spells out its purpose this way:
The purpose of this group is to give a forum for moms of all types to come together to discuss and resolve issues. Through the centuries women a have bonded together to teach and mentor one another. In the spirit of those foremothers let us now come together. Many of you have questions, some of you have answers. Some of you may know what textbooks teach a good history of our nation. Others can mentor a first time school board candidate...
In addition to the 9 values we add this one: Children are a gift from God and a sacred responsibility
If you can begin your statement or question with “As a mom…” then it belongs here. (No you don’t need to begin the statement that way.) All I ask is that we treat one another possible differing views with the same respect that we teach our children to use.
You are not alone. We are the mothers of 9/12.
This is a powerful statement, and a worthy effort, that I am lending my support to, with a link in my sidebar, in List #2 of the Food for Thought Section.
As one who grew up, from age 9, with no Father in the home, my Mother, a couple of Aunts, my Granma Leona (Not a blood relation), and a few other neighbor women, played important roles in my life for 30 years, and so I know the importance of the women in the formative years of a child, and young persons life.
This website has grown to 850 members in just a few days (Oops! Just in the last hour the number has grown to 1142, after the founder was on the Glenn Beck Radio Show this morning!), and has blogs, Groups, Forum discussions, Event Listings, and no doubt more to come.
I have only one issue with the site, and that is that one must be a member to read the Forums, and the blog posts, and know of events.
To participate you must become a member, and that is fine, and understandable, but many people will be interested in events, the ongoing discussions, and even in commenting on blog posts, or writing their responses to posts, and discussions, on their own blogs, with links to what they are responding to, but do not wish to join the website itself.
By not allowing non-members to read more than just tantalizing fragments, they are limiting the potential reach, and influence, of their effort.
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