FRIDAY QUESTION: What trait of your child makes you most proud?

This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer, The Alchemist, from India. She asked:

“What is that one trait/quality of your child of which you are so proud?”  

Today, World Moms Blog writers are granted permission to brag about their kids! Here’s how they answered…

Asta Burrows of Norway states:

“I honestly can’t pick one! He is only 18 months (and I don’t want to sound like a horrible, smug annoying mother), but I am proud of everything at the moment; that he can almost drink from a cup, that he eats most things put in front of him apart from salad, that he just learned to wave and say “bye-bye” at the same time… Oh, but I guess one of the things I love/appreciate the most (guess “proud” is the wrong word to use) is that he sleeps through the night, usually 12-13 hours. He has done since he was 4 months old! :)

Allison Lee from Malaysia replies:

“It’s so hard to pick just one trait! I love that my son (18 months) has a burgeoning vocabulary. Hearing him talk is such a joy. He’s also a very sweet and affectionate hug, always coming in for hugs and kisses. He started sleeping through the night, in his own bed and room, and for that, I’m so proud.” (more…)

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The Still Untitled Column…

There is something about plunging into the ocean for the first time since giving birth. Having the waves wash over and cover your body, a kind of cleansing, and yet also, an attachment to our planet.

This week, I had the chance to dive into the Atlantic ocean. It was a 5 minute escape from my cute, sand covered 4-year old and baby. Just a quick dip, while dad was in charge.

I floated while the waves took me along. A moment to myself. It’s amazing how involved we mothers can become with our children that we get to a point that we feel selfish about taking a moment for ourselves. I know it’s not just me — I’ve heard it from other mothers, too. Do you feel the same?

(Just for the record, clasps on nursing bathing suits don’t necessarily hold up when getting up from the crashing waves. Just my luck!) (more…)

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Jennifer Burden is the Founder and CEO of World Moms Network, an award winning website on global motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. World Moms Network writes from over 30 countries, has over 70 contributors and was listed by Forbes as one of the “Best 100 Websites for Women”, named a “must read” by The New York Times, and was recommended by The Times of India. She was also invited to Uganda to view UNICEF’s family health programs with Shot@Life and was previously named a “Global Influencer Fellow” and “Social Media Fellow” by the UN Foundation. Jennifer was invited to the White House twice, including as a nominated "Changemaker" for the State of the World Women Summit. She also participated in the One Campaign’s first AYA Summit on the topic of women and girl empowerment and organized and spoke on an international panel at the World Bank in Washington, DC on the importance of a universal education for all girls. Her writing has been featured by Baby Center, Huffington Post,, the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life, and The Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists.” She is currently a candidate in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in the Executive Masters of Public Affairs program, where she hopes to further her study of global policies affecting women and girls. Jennifer can be found on Twitter @JenniferBurden.

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