Mothers Movement Online was founded in April 2003
as an open source for information about social, cultural, economic,
and political issues related to the well-being of mothers.
Our purpose is to serve as a clearinghouse for reporting
and resources that support social change. Our intention is to promote
economic and social justice for mothers and others who do the caring
work of our society.
The MMO delivers authoritative analysis and creative content on maternal issues, including original features,
interviews, essays, reviews, and commentary. We also locate and
list other online sources relevant to motherhood as a social issue,
including research and news articles on care work, paid
work, family life and public policy. Additionally, the MMO
serves as an information center for advocacy activities
and events coordinated by other organizations and agencies.
The MMO is a privately-funded, independent media project. The site is non-commercial and is not affiliated with an
existing organization. Individuals or groups who'd like more information are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judith Stadtman Tucker has been involved in research
and advocacy related to motherhood issues since 1999. From 2000–2003, she served
as the Senior Manager of national advocacy for Mothers & More, a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education, and advocacy. She continues to serve as an advisor on advocacy
and public policy issues to Mothers & More and other organizations concerned with mobilizing mothers for change. She is the co-chair of the NOW Mothers' & Caregivers Economic Rights Ad Hoc Committee and a board member of the New Hampshire Women's Lobby.
She has contributed essays on the politics of care, the mothers' movement and feminism and maternal activism to a number of publications and anthologies, and authored a chapter on the workplace rights of pregnant and parenting women for the Our Bodies, Ourselves Pregnancy and Birth book (March 2008). Her commentary has also appeared in the Huffington Post, Talking Points Memo Cafe, and The American Prospect Online, and Off Our Backs. She has given workshops and presentations on women, work, family, and public policy at various events, including conferences for the Association for Research on Mothering, National Women's Studies Association, Take Back Your Time, Women Action & the Media (WAM), NOW, Mothers & More, the National Association of Mothers Centers, the Maine Women's Lobby, and the Carework Network. She lives in Portsmouth,
New Hampshire with her husband and two sons (age 10 and 14).