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My Roe v Wade Story

My Roe v Wade Story

Here we are again, still fighting for abortion rights. Roe v Wade I wasn’t sure I wanted to write about this but I can’t keep silent. Women have been fighting for rights of every kind for as long as we’ve been alive. I, personally, have attended the Women’s March and...

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Chatting With World Moms Network Founder

Chatting With World Moms Network Founder

This Sunday, May 8th, is Mother's Day in the United States and I wanted to feature Jennifer Burden - CEO & Founder of World Moms Network. I had no clue what World Moms Network was about until I met Elizabeth Atalay, then Managing Editor of World Moms Network, at...

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Domestic Abuse: from Fear to Confidence

Domestic Abuse: from Fear to Confidence

When you leave an abusive relationship, you are driven by fear. At some point you know that if you stay, you'll die, one way or another. And if you have kids, that they are at great risk too. You may not be able to say that it's the right choice, because your thoughts...

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From Disappointment to Apathy: a COVID outcome

From Disappointment to Apathy: a COVID outcome

Kids need to learn how to deal with disappointment I’ve heard this said time and time again, especially when my teenagers were younger. Most of the time, it was meant as general advice towards today’s generation of spoiled children but the advice has been directed...

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Screen Time And Pandemics: We Need Flexibility

Screen Time And Pandemics: We Need Flexibility

Today is the last day of “ski break” on my side of the world. Our school has an annual week-long recess on Washington’s Birthday, and the students like to call it “ski break”. This ski break was especially long for us: due to a COVID-19 outbreak at my 4-year-old’s day...

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Meet A World Mom: Sophia Neghesti-Johnson

Meet A World Mom: Sophia Neghesti-Johnson

Continuing our trip around the world chatting with World Moms, today we are proud to profile Sophia Neghesti-Johnson, who was born in Tanzania. She spent her youth between Italy and Tanzania, finally settling in the United States of America. Like many of our World...

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GUEST POST: New Territory [Albania]

GUEST POST: New Territory [Albania]

Today’s post comes to World Moms Network by Lura Elezi of Albania. Lura is an activist, mother, writer and thinker. The piece below first appeared on Lura’s personal blog, Lara, Lara! in April 2020. It is a reflection of a similar time in a different place when a...

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World Mom Mission: Back to (Grad) School

World Mom Mission: Back to (Grad) School

I have wanted to go back to school for a long time. It started even before having my first baby and moving states. But one thing led to another and the time never seemed to be right. In the Spring of 2020—when school went online for my kids, then 9 and 12, because of...

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From Changing Diapers to Changing the World

From Changing Diapers to Changing the World

International Women's Day is a great time for women to lift up other women and the author of this post does just that. Our World Mom Contributor in California, USA, Ewa (Polish Mom Photographer), reviews a fantastic book, RELEASED TODAY, about mom advocacy , and...

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Real People of Ukraine

Real People of Ukraine

This is the second installment in our multi-post series about real people of Ukraine as observed by our contriutor, Loren Braunohler. Loren is a former US diplomat who, until recently, was posted with her family in Kyiv, Ukraine. You can read the first installment...

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UKRAINE: Reflections from a former Diplomat

UKRAINE: Reflections from a former Diplomat

I have no words, and also a thousand words. I am profoundly sad and helplessly angry at the same time. What is happening in Ukraine feels surreal, yet it is horrifyingly, heartbreakingly real. It's taken me days to get words down because nothing that I write could...

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Caviar

Caviar

Grandmothers are the glue of a family. They always have the warmest hugs and are so happy to see you no matter what. In the 80’s they were built in nannies for most. At least I know mine was. I was there daily even when I became old enough for school. I was for sure a...

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World Mom: Simona Rinfreschi of Spain

World Mom: Simona Rinfreschi of Spain

Mama Simona has been a World Moms Contributor for more than a decade and has written many posts for us over the years. She first started contributing from South Africa but left that world behind in 2021 when she moved to Spain with her husband. You may know her from...

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Family in Transit

Family in Transit

A recent post on Instagram had me chuckling and sighing at the same time. Someone had shared about the expatriate experience and said it was a cycle of unpacking, attempting to settle in, and packing up again. Then repeat. This resonated powerfully with me because it...

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Identity Part 2: More Geographical Perspectives

Identity Part 2: More Geographical Perspectives

Dear reader, thank you for coming by again. If you'd like to read the first part to this post, please read Identity: A Geographical Perspective. Sophia in the United States of America My first home away from home was Santa Monica, California. It was beautiful. I would...

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Protecting My Darlings: a writer’s dilemma

Protecting My Darlings: a writer’s dilemma

Writing and Deleting In Dutch, writers have a mantra, a piece of advice provided by one of our well-known authors about deleting words rather than protecting them: Schrijven Is Schrappen-Godfried Bomans The translation is, “writing is deleting.” It means, instead of...

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World Mom: Tes Silverman of USA

World Mom: Tes Silverman of USA

This month’s Meet a World Mom features a treasured member of our senior editing team, who celebrates a very special birthday today. Get to know all about Tes Silverman, how she came to World Moms Network and what she does outside of her role with us. Happy Birthday...

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Identity: A Geographical Perspective

Identity: A Geographical Perspective

"Where are you from?" "What is your ethnicity?" Do you ever get asked questions about your identity? How about me? Could you guess my ethnic background or identity? In fact, you could put your answer in the comment section and see if you aren't alone! There is going...

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10 Ways To Observe Human Rights Day

10 Ways To Observe Human Rights Day

Each year on December 10, people all around the world celebrate Human Rights Day. The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption on 10 December 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global statement of...

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