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Working Mothers Support Network

University of Mississippi


The Working Mothers Support Network’s mission is to make the University of Mississippi a more family friendly environment by providing support to its working mothers.

Who We Are

The Working Mothers Support Network was formed in April 2016 with the support of The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies.  Group members are secretaries, deans, students, professors, coaches, and everything in-between.  Our children range in age from infancy to post-college.  Participation is open to any mother on campus seeking support from women that face, or have faced, the issues that arise from being a working mom.

What We Can Do To Help  

We provide a judgement free place for mothers to ask questions on family and work related matters.  We can connect you with  mothers who are knowledgeable in most areas. Our members have experience with balancing work with breastfeeding, various medical conditions, infertility, NICUS, IEPs, and the list goes on. You can seek help anytime through our private Facebook group.  If you have a question or need support and wish to remain anonymous, you can email your Kelly Houston at  Kelly has signed a confidentiality agreement with the Career-Life Connector program so communications will remain private.


Informal meetings are held throughout the year.  The schedule for Fall 2018 is:

September 14th, 3:30-4:30, Bishop 308
October 12th, 3:30-4:30, TBD
November 9th, 3:30-4:30, TBD
December 7th, 3:30-4:30, TBD

We will also get together for lunch a few times this semester.  Drop in as your schedule allows.

September 27th, 11:30-1, TBD
October 25th, 11:30-1, TBD
November 20th, 11:30-1, TBD
December 20th, 11:30-1, TBD

Areas of Interest

We are open to talking about any issue that a member wants to discuss.  Recent discussions have focused on:

  • On-campus childcare for infancy through pre-k
  • University policies related to leave
  • Breastfeeding
  • After-school care options
  • Work-life balance

Smaller committees are currently advocating for change in some of the above areas.

For More Information

Please visit the Career-Life Connector page sponsored by the Office of the Provost for more information about our family-friendly policies and resources.


Contact Kelly Houston at or 662-915-7148 for more information or to join our mailing list.