We kick off this week in Canada on Monday, where Toronto mom Kirsten Doyle is wondering about how to approach one of the uglier aspects of parenting: keeping our kids safe from predators. How much do we tell them, and how do we answer questions we may not be quite prepared for?
On Tuesday, we head to India, where The Alchemist has a social good post for us. She talks about her ongoing journey of spiritualism and her quest for enlightenment through an organization that has some surprising similarities with World Moms Blog.
On Wednesday, we’re off to the Philippines to hear from Mrs. P. Cuyugan. She talks about the challenges of raising a child, working, and going to school, and describes how she’s managed to get by with a little help from her mother.
On Thursday we will be in Brazil with Eco Ziva, who is talking about prejudice. She tells us about the cultural implications of raising girls as compared with boys, and talks about how she is trying to teach her kids about tolerance.
On Friday we have a guest post! Chantal Hayes from North Carolina talks about her grief after a pregnancy loss, and how she is just not ready to move on.
On Saturday, check out the Saturday Sidebar with Purnima, where the World Moms give their thoughts on an important topic, and chime in with your answers to this week’s question!
Follow our twitter stream on Monday night (@WorldMomsBlog) because Jennifer Burden will be at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC then at the Strut: “Moms on a Mission” show representing World Moms Blog!
Check out our sidebar for this month’s giveaway — a signed copy of “Confessions of a Scary Mommy” by Jill Smokler!
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This World Moms Blog Travel Itinerary is written by Kirsten Doyle @ Running For Autism
I recently read an article in the NY Times that mentioned one of the most common causes for environmentalist guilt is using disposable diapers on their children (see here for commentary on the environmental impacts of diapering).
That got me thinking about my own practical inconsistencies as an environmentalist, and as a mother. After all, motherhood is one of those situations when you often end up doing a bunch of stuff you swore you never would (i.e. before you actually had kids!).
In Brazil when someone else comments negatively on another’s child raising practices, someone else will often advise: “Be careful not to pay for your tongue when you have your own kids!”
I realized that being an environmentalist and a mom gives me twice as many chances at not practicing what I preach! So, I have been thinking to myself, what is my greatest “green mommy guilt”? (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.
It was the night before New Year’s Eve when my husband received the call. “I don’t know whether she’ll agree,” I heard him say. He hung up and said it was his godmother, who had invited us to come over for dinner. She also had a gift for our son. “Go with your heart open,” he told me with a smile.
I immediately thought it was a TV set or a videogame. Since, by choice, we have neither at home, people are always trying to give our son one or the other because they feel we are depriving him of two very important things.
When we arrived there was a table covered with fine cheeses and cakes. After a while, the godparents finally convinced me to have a bit of wine. I had stopped all alcohol since I found out I was pregnant and that continued because of breastfeeding (by this time the baby was almost one). The two glasses had quite the effect on me. Soon I was drowsy and slightly disoriented. (more…)
On Monday we will visit Toronto, Canada, where Kirsten Doyle has something to say about online friendships. She worries about the day her children get old enough for social media and email, and yet many of her own friends are people she has never met in person.
On Tuesday, we head to Brazil to hear from Eco Ziva, who recently got a dog! She tells us about how she acquired it and gives us an account of her canine adventures.
On Wednesday, we will be in India, where The Alchemist talks about the weather! It is hot there, very hot, and she tells us how she copes. She also reveals the real reason we changed the publish time on World Moms Blog!