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Mentor moms lend support to mothers of young children


It has been decades since Ruth Mjoness and Marilyn Bloom were busy raising their own children.

But the two women understand the difficulties and rewards of being a mother of young children. That’s why they volunteer their time to lend support and share laughter, along with a little grandmotherly advice, by serving as mentors to women involved with Crosslake Area MOPS, or Mothers of Preschoolers, group.

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Jodie Tweed
Jodie Tweed has been a staff writer at the Brainerd Dispatch since May 1997, primarily covering education and writing human interest stories. She also took over as HealthWatch editor in the spring of 2010. A graduate of Pequot Lakes High School, she received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications at Bemidji State University and her master’s degree in mass communications at St. Cloud State University. She previously worked as news director at KLKS Radio in Breezy Point and was a media consultant at a Twin Cities public relations firm. She also worked as a staff assistant for the former “Nashville Now” television show on The Nashville Network while attending college in Nashville. She and her husband, Nels, have three daughters, Erika, 17, Madeline, 2, and Beatrice, who was born in April 2011.