Christmas is magical time. Children wait all year for the chance to wish for whatever they want. As parents we reconnect with our own childhood sense of hope. Now that I am a mother, preparing for the holidays continues to be a special time for me. There are many traditions I started with my children. I hope my daughters find comfort in these times and continue with these holiday celebrations throughout their lives.
I thought it would be fun to compile a list of some things I do to make Christmas, Christmas in our house! I’m not Martha Stewart, I am just a mom of two sweet little girls trying my best to make their Christmas dreams and wishes come true. I’d say I am want-to-be Martha Stewart with a bit of Clark W. Griswold mixed in. (more…)
WMB Writer Kyla P’an and her kindred spirit in parenting, Rachel Osen.
There are so many different parenting styles in the world, which makes World Moms Blog writer, Tara B. ask,
“Do you have a kindred spirit in parenting? Aside from the bond of motherhood and the fact that all moms want the best for their kid…is there someone you know who operates just like you on the basic nuts and bolts of day to day parenting? If so, how did you find him/her?”
Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…
Kyla P’an of Massachusetts, USA writes:
“Yes, my friend in Montana, Rachel Osen. I don’t know if it’s because our kids are the same genders and exactly the same ages, or if it’s because our pre-children adulthood was so parallel, but she’s one of the few people I can be so open with about the trials and tribulations of parenting. I feel like we protect or guard our true selves all the time, much like Ruth Wong discussed in Motherhood is NOT a Competition, but I never feel that way with Rachel.” (more…)
On Monday we’re going to talk about manners! Courtney Cappallo in Massachusetts is dismayed at how rude and impatient people are, and she has some creative ideas for teaching her own kids how to be polite.
On Tuesday, we are heading to Oregon for a guest post from Sara Padilla. She is trying to raise children who are grateful for what they have, and she ponders the challenges of doing this in today’s society.
On Wednesday, we’re going to Brazil, where Eco Ziva talks about something that is so difficult to practice: environmentally friendly parenting. She tells us what she struggles with the most, and how she feels it can be rectified.
This week we have five countries in five days!
We’re honoring World Immunization Week with Shot@Life and the GAVI Alliance!
We will start the week by running a very special social good post from a devoted reader who has attended two of our community outreach events for life-saving vaccinations for children in the developing world. It will be interesting to read Amy Pohl’s perspective from New Jersey, USA!
On Tuesday, we’re headed to Japan to hear from Hamakko Mommy. She tells us about a lovely tradition in Japan leading up to Girl’s Day, and how her plans to actually observe the tradition went awry right from the get-go.
Also on Tuesday, We also have a second social good post on Wednesday from Ghana, where the GAVI Alliance will be introducing for the first time, 2 vaccines at once in a grand effort to help save the lives of children from pneumonia and rotavirus. Dan Thomas of the GAVI Alliance will be reporting!
Wednesday, we’re in Massachusetts with Courtney Cappallo. She talks about a day every parent dreads: a child’s first sleepover. Come read about her own experiences, and learn some very useful sleepover tips! (more…)
What are the chances of wireless internet going down in a hotel that is hosting a huge blogging event? Ugh!! So, the Saturday Layover has been delayed…to the Monday Layover this week!
But, who am I kidding? It was a much needed break, as my brain was aching and beginning to shutdown from all the information – many intense conference sessions and non-stop networking (I like to call it friend making) with interesting people.
The overwhelming majority of people I met were genuinely interested in making new blogging friends, save for a few outliers. But, guess what? I got to meet World Moms Blog writers, Mama Robin J from Canada and Galit Breen from Minnesota, USA. I stalked them like the papparazzi. (I hoped they didn’t mind.) It was GREAT to meet some of our writers in person!! Whooohoo!!! (more…)