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Welcome to Mother Mail!

Parenting can be very isolating. Sometimes that isolation lingers. Many of us have turned to the internet to connect with new communities that become family. Sometimes, it’s nice to take that community offline and have mementos that you can keep.

Back in 2016, Raising Mothers ran a one off postcard swap called RMWOES (Raising Mothers Words Of Encouragement Swap). It was wildly successful.

In 2020, we are doing it differently. We will only allow a maximum of 50 participants to sign up. Once we’re at 50, we will email you your first 6 months of addresses in ONE EMAIL and send the second half at the midterm. We will send a monthly reminder email and post it on our social media to remind everyone.

Just to make it perfectly clear, you don’t have to be a new mother to participate. Everyone can use a kind note in the mail. Every stage is a tough one.

How does it work?

To participate, you have to fill out the form below and send $24 via PayPal. Every month, you will send out a postcard(s) to the address(es) you receive. To keep the essence of RMWOES, send a stranger some comforting or encouraging words and let them know how you’re doing. When you receive your postcards, share it with us on Instagram with the hashtag #raisingmothers

It only costs $24 a year (U.S. Use this link to pay.) or €24 (Europe: Please pay in non-US currency with this link). Mother Mail helps keep Raising Mothers running—so, make a friend through the mail AND support the website all at once.

This money will go towards paying artists and writers, website maintenance and general growth.