Happy New Year from World Moms Blog!
Another year, and even more exciting things to look forward to in 2012…
We’ve added our 18th country this week, China! More to come from our new writer in Beijing!
We are now 50+ writers strong!
The United Nations Foundation has involved me in a pilot project to help raise awareness of their Shot@Life campaign (life-saving vaccination programs for children in developing nations), which will take me to Washington, DC at the end of January. I am excited that the World Moms Blog writers’ goal to spread social good for women and children is going offline now, too!
We have also had the opportunity to connect some of our US writers with the United Nations Foundation, and they will work together to raise awareness for their Shot@Life US-based campaign!
We are brainstorming with the GAVI Alliance in Switzerland creative ways to raise awareness on an international level for their life-saving vaccination programs for children in developing nations. I am excited that we will be able to involve many of our mothers around the world on this project!
The new web design has taken a back seat to all this fun stuff, but is still coming in 2012!
Our writers are strengthening our World Moms Blog writing community by getting to know each other in smaller groups behind the scenes.
We are focusing on public relations in 2012 with Kim Tita, who has volunteered to spearhead our PR efforts!
T-shirts! In 2012 you’ll be able to order your very own World Moms Blog t-shirt! I’m really excited to work on these with our graphic designer, Erica Joyner!
Blogcation! We’re giving our writers and editors a well-deserved time off the first week of the year. We will be taking a break from posting the week of January 3rd, but will return to regular posting on January 9th, beginning in South Africa with Mama Simona!
We’re crossing geographic, cultural and religious boundaries and focusing on a common good — motherhood. By being a part of the World Moms Blog community I am growing as a person and my children benefit from the knowledge I gain from interacting with such a fantastic group of international mothers!
I look forward to seeing what 2012 has in store for us!
And another great, big, humongous THANK YOU to the writers and editors who volunteer their time to this fantastic publication. And also, to you, the reader, for reading and interacting with us as we experience motherhood each day on this earth from our many little corners — you make us feel that we are not alone!
Please help us spread the word about our unique geographical take on motherhood. In 2012 share World Moms Blog with your friends!
Thank you, and I wish for peace, health and happiness for everyone on the globe in the year to come!
Founder/Editor World Moms Blog
Photo credit to Anna Lenabem. This photo has a creative commons attribution license.
It has been a pleasure to be a part of WMB for 2011 and I look forward to the coming year.
Jen you are to all mothers an absolute inspiration – what you have done in just over 12 months is amazing.
To anyone reading this post – know that all of us are capable of doing amazing things. My quote for 2012 ‘Belief is the only thing that stands between you and success’
Happy New Year to all fellow writers and to all the WMB visitors who read what we have to say
Thank you so much, Fiona! I’m so happy to have you on board from Australia. We are really growing together through WMB! 🙂
Nice Happy New Year to all
You? Are so very inspiring! Watch out 2012- here we come! 🙂
Thank you, Galit! Thank you for all your many, many retweets this past year! So glad you’re on board and writing with us!!! Yes, here we come!!
Am delighted to be a part of this group and am looking forward to a wonderful 2012. The UN campaign sounds fascinating – and important.
I’m so glad you found us! It is great to have a mom and English professor such as yourself on board from the UAE! I look forward to following your family’s cross-cultural experiences!
Happy New Year, ladies. Jen, big kudos to you and all your work. 2012 will rocks for sure 😀
Thank you, Maureen!
Thank you for being a part of WMB from Indonesia! I look forward to hearing all about your future meet up with fellow WMB writer Shaula Bellour in Jakarta. I’m glad the blog will bring you two together in 2012 — how exciting!!
Happy new year to the entire WMB and especially to our fabulous leader, Jennifer! Love being part of this blog, seeing how it has grown, and imagining what comes next. Cheers!
Thank you, Tara!! So glad you’re a part of this blog, too!!!
Jen, So happy for you…seeing your vision become a reality! Thanks for letting me come along for the ride 🙂