Have you heard about the Global Mom Relay?
It’s 60 days of blog posts from celebrities and bloggers passing the baton about world motherhood!
During these 60 days every time you Facebook share, tweet or e-mail the posts in the relay, or donate $5, Johnson & Johnson and The Gates Foundation will donate $5 to campaigns that support the welfare of world mothers: Girl Up, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), and the Shot@Life campaign.
It all launches today on International Women’s Day! We are so proud and honored to be asked to be a part of it, and we hope our followers will follow the conversation!
For more information and to follow the daily posts in the relay check out the UN Foundation site dedicated to the Global Mom Relay! Don’t forget…help unlock those donations by tweeting and sharing!
And fans, look out for 2 posts from World Moms Blog running in the relay in April/May time!
— World Moms Blog
Everyday is International Women’s Day on World Moms Blog, but we are super thrilled to be sharing this global holiday with the world today!
I grew up in a close-knit family of five in the seventies and eighties to such popular shows that reflected our lives like The Brady Bunch, Who’s the Boss and Different Strokes. Long gone were the days of Leave it to Beaver and mothers wearing aprons around the house all day greeting their working husband each evening with a freshly cooked meal and a smile. The seventies and eighties meant more liberation for women and the family structure changed right along with it.
My mother was always my biggest advocate picking me up off the ground when I fell, wiping the tears off my checks when I’d been dumped by a boy and loving and supporting me to follow my dreams. She also taught me to stand up for what was right and wrong and to always be humble, not proud. I followed her teachings and once I left for college our friendship and love grew into maturity.
Everything was wonderful for the next 12 years until the moment when everything changed. I became a mother.
At the time, I had no idea that anything would ever change between us. I thought our bond would grow stronger once I was a mother too. But I was wrong. Instead, our relationship has become filled with tension, confusion and stress. It took me a long time to realize and understand that our relationship had permanently changed and even longer to understand the reason why. (more…)