Tag archives: mothers

VNA Health’s 23rd Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon
By Joanne A Calitri   |   May 21, 2024

The VNA Health’s 23rd Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon Fundraiser took place Friday, May 10 at the Santa Barbara Hilton Ballroom. The event celebrated Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree as their Remembered Mother and Leslie Person Ryan as their Honored Mother. The sold-out event opened with a champagne reception, and silent auction tables in the ballroom. Raffle tickets […]

Celebrate Mothers in Style!
By Montecito Journal   |   May 14, 2024

Celebrate your mom, grandmother and woman in your life with a variety of amazing experiences from the area’s finest! On behalf of the Montecito Journal, we wish all mothers a wonderful weekend celebrating love! Start Mother’s Day early on Saturday, May 11, from 1:30-4:30 pm with Casa del Herrero’s first Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party […]

Dana Volk Is a “Happy Mommy” New Label Aims to Connect with Moms
By Gabe Saglie   |   July 11, 2023

Dana Volk trademarked the “Happy Mommy” wine back in 2018, when she launched her venture as an independent winemaker. “I always wanted to make a local wine under $20, as a way to connect with fellow moms,” she recalls. “And I thought, ‘Maybe someday!’” Five years later, as the repute of her original, fine wine […]

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 […]