June 2020 Community Dinner
Please join us for our bi-monthly community dinner. This free dinner is for single mothers and their children. We will have activities for kids and a round table discussion for MOMS looking for support, resources, and community.
 

AS FEATURED IN THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH, MARCH 2020

 
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WE ARE MOTHERFUL

A Mom-Profit Organization

Motherful (Formerly Mothers In Arms) supports, empowers, and nurtures 

single moms and their families by providing resources, community, and education.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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HEIDI HOWES

Executive Director

Co-Founder

Heidi is a Co-Founder and Executive Director.


A single mother of two children for nearly a decade, Heidi is a Healing Artist, Musician, Writer, and Community Organizer whose passion is to create support and healing for mothers, communities, and the world.

ELENA V. LUBENETS

President

Co-Founder

Born and raised in Russia, at age of 20 she was gifted an amazing opportunity to visit USA for five months, and is still here! She earned her B.A. in Business Forensics and Business Administration from Franklin University. Elena worked as a Russian interpreter for the banking industry for almost 11 years and left it a few years ago to work for herself as a life insurance broker working for a local company. She resides with her basketball superstar daughter Tatyana in Westerville. 


What I Love Most About Motherful: I absolutely LOVE what we all have been creating for Motherful! I am so grateful for all the friendships, connections, and impact that have been created so far. I love the "business" side of it because meeting people, networking, enrolling people in our vision and mission is something I know I am good at, and I believe focusing on anyone's strong sides is the key to success. 

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LISA WOODWARD

Co-Founder

Lisa was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and studied Modern Dance. She is a single mother of three ladies and is a true Jack-Of-All-Trades. After relocating to New York in 1999, she studied fashion design, and started work as a Personal Assistant in the music industry. She currently does Bookkeeping and Operation Management for various small businesses. Lisa is a vegetarian and loves a garage sale. 


What I Love Most About Motherful: I love the Sisterhood that we create in everything we do. I don't need to explain my journey because we all meet at a oneness and are excited about building a village. I feel protected by like minds. It's a true honor and blessing. 


What's On My Bucket List:

Owning an Airstream and traveling to Bora-Bora.

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PRISCILLA D. AGUILA

Marketing Chair

Priscilla found success in the advertising industry for over twenty years by combining her skills as a copywriter, graphic designer, and project manager. She recently launched a youthful party/event branding and parent-child workshop boutique with her children, Zoey and Max. The Meet Cute Co. brings to life the parent-child collaboration for their clients. Priscilla is the self-published author and illustrator of a series of children’s books. She is also a freelance graphic designer and copywriter. 

What I Love Most About Motherful: As a single mother, it's easy to feel alone. So it's vital to find a community that supports not just you, but your entire family unit as well. This group of ladies have made me come alive again in a creative sense. On a personal level, it's comforting to know I've finally made it home.

What's On My Bucket List: Being a game show contestant (Wheel of Fortune to be exact); taking another stab at an improv or comedy class; and spending time in an Air B&B tiny house or dreamy log cabin.

LESLEY CARTER

Treasurer

Lesley has worked for the City of Columbus for the past 13 years, and has spent 10 years also working in the financial services industry. She’s gained training, knowledge, and experience to help navigate single parent households towards optimizing their budget and becoming debt-free.

What I Love Most About Motherful: The opportunity I get to connect with a diverse group of supportive women who are a part of the “single moms club.”

What's On My Bucket List: To become completely debt-free!

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CHERE HAMPTON

Board Member

Twelve years as a Senior Healthcare Contract Analyst with UnitedHealthcare, Chere is currently a freelance writer, a healer, and lightworker. She is a godmother/earthmother to eight children.


What I Love About Motherful: We get to touch so many lives by showing grace, care, compassion and love. This community needs that in a time where most people would ignore them or turn a blind eye to what these mothers need. I was raised by a single mom, and I know how much an organization like this would have helped her. It makes me feel proud to serve on this board and make a difference in the lives of these mothers and children. 

An Accomplishment I Am Most Proud Of: Healing myself from childhood trauma.


What's On My Bucket List: Seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), going to Paris, and writing/creating my own television show.

DIANA SOFARIU

Secretary

What I Love Most About Motherful: So much love, support, and community in this group! It’s amazing being a part of a growing organization. New and exciting things are happening all the time that will allow us to better serve our constituents.  


Fun Fact: I went on a three-month road trip out west with my husband, camping at several of the National Parks.

An Accomplishment I Am Most Proud Of: Finishing the Portland Marathon.


What's On My Bucket List? Going on an African Safari.

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WE ARE PURPOSEFUL

A Bit of Background

Founded by three single mothers in 2018, we know that mothering alone is an unsustainable proposition. We are committed to creating community, education, and resources for single mother families.

 

WE ARE GRATEFUL

You Can Make a Difference

Your support is important to our work at Motherful. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

 

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Show Your Support

WE ARE IMPACTFUL

Activities & Resources

COMMUNITY DINNER

Feeding Families

CAREER COACHING COURSE

Educating Moms

 
 
WE ARE EVENTFUL
June 2020 Community Dinner
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July 2020 Coffee Talk
The Nest Coworking
August 2020 Community Dinner
two.fifty.four Youth Center
September 2020 Coffee Talk
The Nest Coworking
October 2020 Community Dinner
two.fifty.four Youth Center
November 2020 Coffee Talk
The Nest Coworking
December 2020 Community Dinner
two.fifty.four Youth Center
May 2020 Coffee Talk
The Nest Coworking
April 2020 Resourceful Wednesdays: TBA
Zoom Meeting
Resourceful Wednesdays: Parenting 101
Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/730955
April Community Dinner
254 Agler Rd
Coffee Talk with Katy Tombaugh
The Nest Coworking
 

"Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love." 

Stevie Wonder

 
 

CONTACT US

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