Once I became pregnant with my second child, I had several mothers tell me “Don’t be afraid that you won’t love another like your first.  You will!”  Because the topic came up so often, I felt that I was an oddball to not be worried about this.  I feel like I have a lot of love in my heart, and I couldn’t wait to give it!

No, I had my mind on other things.  When I found out that I was having a second daughter, I became caught up in daydreams wondering how she would be so different from my older daughter and who she would be.

So, I often found myself feeling like I was turning pages until I found the answer in a book, but only the pages were days and the book is life.  And….I’ve got to learn to be patient.

But, let’s face it. Do you know any sisters that are so alike?  I, myself, am one of three sisters, and we’re all so very different.  So strange to think that we’re from the same parents and grew up in the same house! (more…)

Jennifer Burden

Jennifer Burden is the Founder and CEO of World Moms Network, an award winning website on global motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. World Moms Network writes from over 30 countries, has over 70 contributors and was listed by Forbes as one of the “Best 100 Websites for Women”, named a “must read” by The New York Times, and was recommended by The Times of India. She was also invited to Uganda to view UNICEF’s family health programs with Shot@Life and was previously named a “Global Influencer Fellow” and “Social Media Fellow” by the UN Foundation. Jennifer was invited to the White House twice, including as a nominated "Changemaker" for the State of the World Women Summit. She also participated in the One Campaign’s first AYA Summit on the topic of women and girl empowerment and organized and spoke on an international panel at the World Bank in Washington, DC on the importance of a universal education for all girls. Her writing has been featured by Baby Center, Huffington Post,, the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life, and The Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists.” She is currently a candidate in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in the Executive Masters of Public Affairs program, where she hopes to further her study of global policies affecting women and girls. Jennifer can be found on Twitter @JenniferBurden.

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Travel Itinerary for the Week of March 7th!

We start off on Monday in Norway, where Asta Burrows talks about the trade-offs Moms sometimes have to make between elegance and comfort!

On Tuesday, we’re back in the United States with Margie Bryant, the Arkansas Mom who juggles life and working towards a University degree with raising two busy boys.

On Wednesday, we head off to spend time with Shaula Bellour, who is having an exciting time with her twins on the remote island of East Timor.

And on Thursday, we’re in Minnesota with Galit Breen, who never fails to entertain with her stories about her life with her family.

On Friday, Eva Fannon leads our Friday Question.  Don’t forget to check in and join in the conversation with our World Moms Blog writers!

We have two new writer profiles posted, so be sure to check it out to learn about our new writers, Dee Harlow from Mexico and Kuwaiti-born fire Crystals, who now lives in India.

And in the most exciting news of all, we congratulate World Moms Blog founder Veronica Samuels on the birth of her new baby girl!

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World Moms Blog

World Moms Blog is an award winning website which writes from over 30 countries on the topics of motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. Over 70 international contributors share their stories from around the globe, bonded by the common thread of motherhood and wanting a better world for their children. World Moms Blog was listed by Forbes Woman as one of the "Best 100 Websites for Women 2012 & 2013" and also called a "must read" by the NY Times Motherlode in 2013. Our Senior Editor in India, Purnima Ramakrishnan, was awarded the BlogHer International Activist Award in 2013.

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