Being supportive is a very important thing! So let’s take a common denominator, being a mother! Mothers will help in PTA meetings, making cupcakes to raise money for a charity, learn ice skating although terrified because their little one shows interest. Mothers multi-task and often than not say no to the many things that our children may need and somehow figure out a way to give them the absolute best. And while all that is going, still find the opportunity to think about doing things to keep her identity as a woman – to feel normal. With all that; support is needed!So to get just that and to be rejuvenated; I attend yearly the DivaMom’s Moms Mogul Breakfast. This year’s breakfast was hosted by DivaMom’s founder; Lyss Stern and Veronica Webb Del Gatto; held at URBO NYC restaurant. The breakfast is where women gather to get:
- Be inspired
- Speak with exceptional and professional women that give advice on everything to find out if you are a AM or PM person to the crazy idea that you can really and truly find time to start your own business.
In it’s 3rd year; this Moms Mogul Breakfast was very different! All present were asked to give one of the panelists some support this time! There is power in numbers and more so when you can connect!Let’s say the support needed is to help sign a petition to the Obama Administration under We The People @whitehouse.gov to return Kelly Rutherford’s children back to the United States! Please do not think this is oh just some Hollywood news, this is not!!!
It has to do with the legal system that has failed her! It’s about how you as a mother can have your US born children taken from you during a divorce; where the immigration laws set are being twisted and taken out of context.
Then on top of that, your ex-husband is also attempting to foster internationally undermining ways to have you as a mother to have no parental rights….stripped! This occurs more often than you think. It has happened also to fathers where a non-US citizen mother has also taken children out of the USA in a custody battle too! Unfortunately we don’t hear about it, it doesn’t make the news as in this case.
Kelly Rutherford has been enduring her battle for the last six years and it’s so emotional! She is seeking a federal order to allow her young children, who were ordered by a judge to live in France with her ex-husband, to move back to the U.S..
“The children’s appointed counsel said they should remain in the U.S., but the judge sent the children to France solely because the father claimed he could not return to the U.S., even though NO evidence has been produced from any American official stating that the father was EVER denied entry into the U.S.,” the petition states.
During the #MomMogulsBreakfast, I too made a commitment to Kelly. Keeping a promise to help in any way that I could to help her bring her beautiful children back. If it’s a trip to Washington D.C.; then it’s a trip to Washington D.C.. However, for now in order to have the Obama Administration to review this case, a petition has been started. You don’t have to be a mother or father, but just someone who understands that being part of a solution is to protect our children and parental rights. Bringing attention to it is key – the petition requires a total of 100,000 virtual signatures by May 28th to help Kelly. Click here to sign.*
* Please do perform the email verification to make sure your virtual signature is verified (it is very important).
For more information please watch the ET’s interview held during the Moms Moguls Breakfast by ET entertainment correspondent; Nischelle Turner.
Kelly Rutherford Deane, better known as Kelly Rutherford, is an American actress. She is known for her television roles as Stephanie “Sam” Whitmore on the NBC daytime soap opera Generations, as Megan Lewis on the Fox primetime soap opera Melrose Place, and as Lily van der Woodsen on The CW series Gossip Girl.