A fewupcoming events I wanted to make sure to mention:
Jenny's Light is hosting a series of triathlons for kids from March through July, all to be held at San Jose State University. These events will raise funds for the organization, which works to raise awareness of postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. And don't worry, your kids won't be biking and running and swimming for miles. As described by Jenny's Light, "Our events are designed for fun with distances from 50 yards to 300 yards swimming, 2 miles to 8 miles cycling, and 500 yards to 2 miles running. All kids receive a finishers medals. All kids are able to use a kickboard if they need to during the swim." Great idea!
Flower Power Mom is hosting Celebrating Midlife Mother's Day April 11th through May 9th, with the goal of relieving stigma and highlighting the unique gifts of wisdom, strength and truth of over-40 moms. Funds raised by her event, which include the sale of t-shirts, will be donated to Postpartum Support International. You can learn more here.
Baby Blues Connection, which supports mothers in Oregon with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, is hosting a "Martinis and Chocolate 50s Style Cocktail Party"fundraiser on May 1st in Portland from 7:30 to 10:30pm. The event will include a Mother's Day gift basket auction. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased here.