Mom Residency Highlights Actor, Singer-Songwriter-Drummer, Artist & Independent Scholar Polly Wood

The most recent addition to our residency program has been Polly Wood, MFA, MA an accomplished singer, songwriter, drummer, artist, actor and independent scholar. In her various areas of expertise and representative media, Polly strives to focus on the “preservation of the sacred feminine.” Through her residency, you will come to see her passion forContinue reading “Mom Residency Highlights Actor, Singer-Songwriter-Drummer, Artist & Independent Scholar Polly Wood”

Sharing Native American Traditional Stories

The Santa Ynez band of Chumash Indians currently reside on the reservation located in Santa Barbara County in California. They have kept their Chumash traditions alive for 100 years. Their cultural heritage achievements include maintaining a connection to ancestral spiritual beliefs. These Native Americans have a festival called *Hutash*, named after the Chumash Earth Goddess.

American Indians – A Time of Harvest & Hope?

October 2020 is a harvesting celebration month. This October report will describe some of my research and areas of interest on the topics of American Indians. Among them, are ethnobotany (in traditional acorn gathering) and Ecofeminism. Through my internship at MOM, I look forward to exploring the Indigenous lifestyles as I work toward the completion of my advanced degree in Public History at American Public University.

When Pandemonium Hits – Caregivers Unite!

When pandemonium hits, caregivers unite! When families have to hunker down and stay put with their kids out of school, community contacts are restricted, and the workplace is disrupted, we must do everything within our power to stay positive. When healthcare concerns trump everyday freedoms, each of us must look to the future and howContinue reading “When Pandemonium Hits – Caregivers Unite!”