Hello, Dearest

Jackie Alvarez we love

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You may have noticed one teeny, tiny change on the cover of our magazine, but it’s so tiny you might not have noticed. It’s like one of those object searches I always found myself doing in waiting rooms of my pediatrician’s office. Yes, dearest, if you look close enough you’ll notice we changed our name. We wanted to use a word that felt a little more personal because you are dear to us. Moms traveling on this road, raising the next generation of the world are best when we’re close, when we’re kindred, when we’re raising all these little people together. We wanted our name to reflect not only how darling you are, but the way we’re journeying on the road together. Everything else about us will stay the same.

We can hardly wait to continue journeying this crazy adventure of motherhood with you, dearest.

— Jackie Alvarez
Executive Managing Editor


is a movement of women raising the world together. We celebrate the uniqueness of every woman’s journey.

In every way we connect our community — through our quarterly print magazine, blog and social media outlets – we seek to inspire each mom as a whole woman knowing she is a past, present and future, a set of hopes and fears uniquely hers, a wife and sister, daughter and friend, as well as a nurturer of little people.

We strive to make sure every mom knows she’s welcome here, knowing the thing connecting us is the desire to be the best moms possible.

As the group of women collectively raising the next generation of the world, we want to be a part of honest conversation, a chorus of voices seeking each other as we walk boldly toward hard questions, finding restoration and seeking hope.

lives under the wing of MOPS International, an organization creating communities of moms because moms are world influencers.

Honest

In everything we publish, we seek to inspire moms. We want to be willing to say, “This is the way things really are,” “These are my honest questions,” “Here are the things in my life that seem bigger than me,” knowing it is in the vulnerable conversations that we can make the most progress toward restoring the future for the next generation.

Welcoming

We are a community of moms from every corner of the country, and more than 30 other countries around the world. Our community spans every socioeconomic, marital status, origin of mothering, race, religious, denominational, age and lifestyle spectrum because we believe we mother best when we mother together.

Every woman’s story is valuable, and we seek to make a safe place by acknowledging that one choice doesn’t change the value or validity of another.

Family provides roots

Every act of mothering is significant because family is where children build the foundation for their futures. In every way possible we seek to provide practical resources for moms, and a safe place to fail because we know from experience motherhood includes both triumphs and failures, and both are required for moms to expand to their potential.

And we believe all of it is worth it, because each child is a gift.

There is a woman inside the mother

Before motherhood, each woman was uniquely created with a past, present and future story, passions and gifts given to her to give the world, and a personality all her own. When she became a mother, this added to the shape of her story, coloring it with new extensions of herself. In everything we write, we aim to nurture the woman who still exists inside the mother.

There is hope in the story

Every sojourn involves struggle, setback and tragedy because this is the plight of life on Earth. We believe in the midst of every epic exists hope and redemption, and we seek to find them at every opportunity.

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