About

The Moms’ Network is a local nonprofit organization that provides an outlet for Mom’s to communicate, receive and exchange information, network with each other and be involved in the community. We were established in June 2007 and became a nonprofit in December 2010.

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Library Open House, December 2012

Since inception we have enrolled over 400 members who have attended free classes ranging in topics from children’s health, women’s health, community safety, supplementing our child’s education and exercise tips. The Mom’s Network has also regularly hosts book clubs, play groups and walking groups.

Our website is available to the community. The Moms’ Network sends out a weekly update to all members listing upcoming events for members and also what is happening in the community. Events that are family friendly, good “date nights” or just great community events. The website and all the information posted is available to the public but the emails and some events are for TMN members only.

There are many Walla Walla businesses that support The Moms’ Network and the mission to support our local community and local businesses. The Union Bulletin is also running a TMN sponsored article called “Moms Who Make A Difference” once a month.

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Toys for Tots toy drive, December 2012

The members of TMN have also worked together to assist some local charities and nonprofits in unique ways. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 TMN supplied the children living in the YWCA shelter with new backpacks, school supplies, books and clothes for school. TMN also sponsored a local 6 year old boy who had a “clean up downtown” day for kids. During the holidays TMN adopted many children through Children’s Home Society, donated and sorted toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots and donated books to the Starbucks Reading Room. The children of TMN have made a homemade book for Books For Babes. Many of our members have joined committees at the YWCA, the Children’s Museum, MOPS and YoungLives.

The Moms’ Network has provided important information, networking opportunities and valuable services to the community. We can only continue to grow and expand to reach more families with a more efficient website, a local resource center and to provide educational tools to child care centers and underprivileged parents.

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Board of Directors

The TMN leadership team is comprised of the Board of Directors.

Beth Swanson, Founder and President of The Moms’ Network
Beth is married to Aaron Swanson and they have 4 little boys. They moved to Walla Walla in 2004 from the Seattle area. Beth keeps busy by keeping up with her boys and volunteering in the community. She graduated from Washington State University and the family travels to Pullman for football, basketball and baseball games. Her hobbies include reading, cooking and running.

 
bio-amberclarkAmber Clark

Amber moved here in 2000 with the plan to move back to Seattle after a year. However, she met a Walla Walla native, and decided to settle down. They have two daughters together, Abby age 12, and Violet age 8. Amber enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IMG_6238Kat Lyons

Kat Lyons grew up in the Walla Walla valley and thought she’d be the first of five siblings to leave the area. After becoming engaged to her now husband, Michael, a fifth generation farmer, she decided to embrace the life of a farmer’s wife here. Kat loves gardening, cooking, designing with flowers, and so much more. She lives, with no regrets, on the farm in the foothills with her husband and three little girls.

 

 

 

 

debra-arlynDebra Arlyn

Debra moved to Walla Walla in 2015 with her family and quickly fell in love with the community. She and her husband Isaac own and operate Liberty Medical Transport. Debra is also a professional singer/songwriter, who recorded albums and toured for 10 years, but has slowed down since the birth of daughters Evie (5) and Chloe (2). Recently, she accepted a full time position as “Creative Arts Director” at Blue Mountain Community Church. When she is not singing, working or helping run the business – Debra loves to walk, read, play board games and hang with friends and family. Debra is passionate about Motherhood and is thrilled to be apart of all the great stuff TMN does in Walla Walla.

 

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Anabrenda Blethen

Anabrenda moved to Walla Walla with her husband James and their three children; Christina, 20, Dean, 7 and Gus 2 last summer. Born and raised in Bellevue, Washington, she graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science. She went on to teach Health and PE at Issaquah Middle School for five years until she left to raise her family. At the moment, she is a full-time mom. She spends her time attending TMN events with her younger children and is very active as a volunteer coordinator for The Miles Club at Berney Elementary, classroom activities and PTA Secretary.
She enjoys spending time with her family and they attend all Cougar Football games in Pullman. When not traveling, she takes pride maintaining her yard, riding her John Deere mower and managing her household.

 

 

 

board-stephanieStephanie Marsh

Originally from California, Stephanie moved to Yakima 10 years ago and happily transplanted to Walla Walla 5 years ago with her husband Glyn and daughter Sabrina. Moving to this quaint town and near family was a”no brainer” for her. Since moving here she has had two more children, Desmond and McKenzie. She is a stay-at- home mom that is busy helping out at her children’s schools whenever she can. She is an active member of MOPS and Junior Club of Walla Walla. When she isn’t volunteering she is busy running after her children or working in her garden. Stephanie enjoys meals with extended family, golfing with her husband, reading, and crafting.

 

FB_IMG_1452059556951Lucy Ramirez

Lucy moved from Georgia in August 2011 to be closer to family who live in California. She and her husband have 5 kids, four girls and a boy. Lucy likes cooking, gardening and helping her children with their homework.

 

 

 

 

 

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Julee was born and raised in the Northwest and has lived in Walla Walla for about a year and a half. She got involved with the Mom’s Network very quickly after moving to Walla Walla, and she has found that TMN fits perfectly with her own passion for family and community. She is thrilled to be in this wonderful community near family. Julee is married to Matthew and they have two great kids; Makaylee, who is 8 and Kyler who is 6. Julee is a homeschool mom who gets excited about education being creative and stimulating. Julee and her family enjoy outdoor hobbies like hiking, camping and biking.