Tag archives: mothers

Mothers’ Helpers Named Nonprofit of the Year
By Montecito Journal   |   June 7, 2022

On May 30, Senator Monique Limòn nominated Mothers’ Helpers as the 2022 California Nonprofit of the Year. California Nonprofits Day allows legislators from across California to highlight a Nonprofit of the Year in their district and have the organization recognized at a celebratory luncheon in June.  Mothers’ Helpers was established in 2009 and strives to […]

‘Inspire Through Teaching’: Chelsea Owens Brings Love of Art to Area’s Classrooms
By Dalina Michaels   |   June 10, 2021

We typically have a lot of May gray this time of year— and Montecito mom Chelsea Owens spends plenty of time thinking in gray, Payne’s Gray to be exact. As a skilled color chemist, Chelsea traces her earliest palette to the Mediterranean and Payne’s Gray’s ability to fuse with all colors. So, it should come […]

Baby Boom at ELMO
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 4, 2021

El Montecito Early School Director Suzy Dobreski reports that six families at the beloved preschool are currently expecting babies! She sent over this photo of the expectant mothers, with prayer shawls that were knitted by members of El Montecito Presbyterian Church.  Closed for almost two months around the holidays, the small preschool reopened in late […]

Montecito Moms: Kelly Hatchett
By Dalina Michaels   |   June 27, 2019

Every now and then I get a glimpse of a bright, rainbow-colored blanket flapping in the wind atop a stroller sprinting down the San Ysidro path. The colors on the blanket are so vibrant, they look like they are ready for Fiesta. So, what a treat to learn that the woman behind the blanket, the […]

Direct Relief Women
By Lynda Millner   |   June 6, 2019

Direct Relief Women held a Mother’s Day celebration in the new mammoth facility. Direct Relief Women has enabled over 60,000 safe births since its inception. Every $25 makes one safe delivery possible. Shockingly there are 303,000 women who die each year from preventable complications occurring during pregnancy and childbirth – 830 per day. We know […]