March 18, 2020

Friends, during these uncertain times, your financial support, no matter how small, is needed more than ever.

As our April 3 first respite retreat at the new inn in Georgia quickly approaches, A Mother's Rest is facing perilous times.  People are afraid to book (underst...

February 1, 2020

Friends, it's Tax Time again! 

Important information for you regarding any charitable contributions you may have made to A Mother's Rest in 2019.

1) If you donated directly through our website, via check, or cancelled a retreat and your payment became a donation, I can s...

September 7, 2019

A Mother's Rest and our Terrace Guest House made the Top 5 Charities List in Frederick!!  We need your help to VOTE EVERY DAY until September 12!  It takes two seconds to do and you don't have to be local.  

If you're not able to donate, you can VOTE!   T...

September 2, 2019

September 24 marks our one year anniversary as the owners of the Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn in historic New Market, MD. By the end of 2019, we will have hosted (49) respite weekends, at our inn alone!  We will have hosted (271) moms, dads, and other caregivers f...

February 23, 2019

I spend 24/7 on Facebook, because that is our greatest tool in sharing A Mother's Rest and reaching out to parents and caregivers in urgent need of our respite offerings.  FB is famous for all of the memes, good and bad, but sometimes you get inspirational quotes that...

February 1, 2019

I suppose I should take this time to reflect on two years of respite retreat planning, but who's got the time!?  I've got a house full of dads coming this weekend for the Super Bowl, a meeting with the county school system at 11, and 6 boxes of stuff to take to the pos...

January 17, 2019

A Mother's Rest has been honored with one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2019 from GreatNonprofits! We appreciate all of your reviews and donations in tangible, proactive support of parents & caregivers !

January 9, 2019

IMPORTANT POST about our contribution documentation process, what to expect for your 2018 tax filing, and how to make future contributions. 

A Mother's Rest Charitable Respite Foundation, and the Terrace Guest House & Respite Inn, as a division of, is a certified Federa...

June 15, 2018

"When you have the ability to change something for the good, you have the responsibility to.   In a world where it is easier to throw away the old, it is more important now than ever to preserve our history for future generations."--unknown

Anyone who knows me know...

May 11, 2018

By now, you've probably figured out that I'm a black sheep....a supportive, loving, generous, altruistic, DO-IT-MYSELF black sheep in the disabled parenting community.  Honestly, I'd rather substitute the word "revolutionary" for "black sheep", but regardless, my opini...

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