Happy Summer!

It is good to have an end to journey toward;
but it is the journey that matters, in the end.  
–Ursula K. LeGuin



Thank You for Traveling the Journey of Compassion with us!

We hope that along the way each of you has collected some special treasures–nuggets of inspiration from our conversations that you can carry with you as you continue on the path of deepening compassion and connection with yourself and others.

We look forward to seeing you in September for what is already shaping up to be a great year of learning, sharing and growing together with Bev Gaines, our truly amazing mentor.




Thank you, Bev, for an inspiring year!




It’s like that old Steve Martin routine where he states to the audience, “I’d now like to thank each and every one of you” and then proceeds to say “thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you…” about a million times.

We have many people to thank–because everyone plays a part in creating this special place where mothers can connect with other mothers for rejuvenating, reflective time together.

A special thank you to Shawna Paulson for her tireless work as Chair this year–and to all of our Steering members. Thank you to our caregivers, and to all you members for your participation, wisdom and support.  We so appreciate all of your efforts on behalf of Mom’s Morning Retreat.

For those of you just joining, or checking us out for fall, we look forward to seeing more of you! Whether a new or returning member, the directory is a great way to stay in touch with other Mom’s Morning Retreat mothers. If you haven’t received a directory, it’s not too late! Just email us through the website or message us through Facebook.

We look forward to starting another great year in September. Tell your friends! Stay tuned for updates, be in touch via newsletter and Facebook, and enjoy the days of summer!


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
–Dalai Lama