It’s almost 10:30pm.  The kids are asleep.  My husband is out playing cards.  And, I should be in bed because the baby will be up in the night to feed, I’m sooo running on empty in the sleep department, and I’ve been trying to get myself to a Saturday morning 8am yoga class for two months now. (I haven’t made it there yet!)

But, I’m up blogging.

If you’re reading this, perhaps, you can relate.  What is it about us “mommy bloggers”?  We just can’t get enough, can we?

I’ve had the idea for World Moms Blog’s “review/letter from the editor” column for our empty Saturday slot in my head for weeks now.  (I need help with the name for it, please help!) It’s time to put it into type…

Here’s how I describe it:

In Wall St., there is a phenomenon called “after the bell”.  It refers to what news and after hours trading is occurring in the financial markets after the close of the market.  Or, similarly, in addictive American reality T.V. programming there is the “After the Rose” episode, where the majority of the reality cast returns and has a heated discussion about the outcome of the latest season of “The Bachelor.”

Take your pick.

What I’m getting at is that at least one Saturday a month we’ll be posting a review of World Moms Blog news to note after publication.  It will note any hot topics, or hey, maybe we’ll even start some here.  Why not?  So, let’s start…

Male circumcision.  Have you read Kyla P’an’s article from Massachusetts, USA about her experience?   She took a firm stance, and mothers around the world have chimed in on what they have chosen for their sons and why. The comments have reached forty-seven. Whether you agree or disagree with her stance, it is interesting to read the differing viewpoints in response to this post.

And, just when you think you’ve read enough “technology and children” blog posts, Karyn Van Der Zwet (Kloppenmum) from New Zealand comes to bat and writes a fantastic post about how she eliminated technology COMPLETELY and why. It will really make you think!  This post, with now 40+ comments, was rated in the top 10 parenting posts on that day according to @saveby.

For dessert, visit Alison Lee’s post this week from Malaysia on finding a balance when it comes to technology, too.  She offers up yet another interesting viewpoint of the technology and children debate (37 comments and counting!).

We featured another World Moms Blog writer, Fire Crystals from India, in our “World Moms Blog Writer Interview” set of posts this week.  Fire Crystals reported on an intriguing life full of Kuwaiti and Indian influences.

Eva Fannon in Washington, USA delivered two posts this week – one about her daughters’ milestones and did you know that she posts our Friday Question?  The milestones one had me updating my own parenting journals that I keep for my daughters that very evening. Eva says she prints her World Moms Blog posts out and places them in her children’s baby books.  Great idea!

A. Roselyn in San Francisco shared her point of view leading up to and during her daughter’s first ballet recital.  This was a very sweet, sweet post!  She was thrilled about her daughter choosing to do something on her own accord.

The Friday Question this week was Father’s Day themed and was a real tear-jerker!

Also, in news…

Kyla P’an of Massachusetts, USA, is returning to the editing team as the “Interview Editor”.  Kyla will be responsible for editing all the World Moms Blog writer interviews of which we will soon be posting two per week!  Welcome back, Kyla!

WMB writer, Nicole Melancon has just launched a new travel blog, , where readers can post a “postcard” from where they live or a favorite trip that they took.  Something cool and international to check out!

Ok.  Time for bed.  Meet us tomorrow when our Scheduling Editor, Kirsten Doyle of Toronto, Canada, posts the upcoming Travel Itinerary for the blog this week!  (And, PLEASE, comment with your ideas on what we can name this column!)

Jennifer Burden


World Moms Blog


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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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