NORTH CAROLINA, USA:  Interview with Frelle

NORTH CAROLINA, USA: Interview with Frelle

Where in the world do you live? And, are you from there?

I live in North Carolina in a suburb of Raleigh. I grew up in the Midwest, and I moved to the south in 1996. I have lived in both Tennessee and North Carolina.

What language(s) do you speak?


When did you first become a mother?

My first daughter was born on December 16, 1999

Are you a stay-at-home mom or do you work?

I am a stay at home mom to three daughters and one son during the day. I have a part-time job on evenings and weekends, and I have a virtual assistant business I tend to work only when I can get away to a coffee shop or when everyone is asleep.

Why do you blog/write?

I write primarily as a form of therapy but also as an expression of creativity and emotion. I publish my writing on a blog to (more…)

Frelle (USA)

Jenna grew up in the midwestern US, active in music and her church community from a young age. She developed a love of all things literary thanks to her mom, and a love of all things science fiction thanks to her dad. She left the midwest in her early twenties and has lived in the south ever since.

On her blog, she tries to write words that make a difference to people. Long before she attended college to major in Special Ed and Psychology, she became an advocate for special needs and invisible disabilities. She's always been perceptive of and encouraging to those who struggle to fit in. Having been through several dark seasons in her own life, she's found empowerment in being transparent and vulnerable about her emotions, making deep and lasting friendships, and finding courage to write from her heart. Her biggest wish is to raise her kids to be compassionate people who love well.

She's been online since 1993, with a total of 19 years of social media exposure. Having friends she doesn't know in real life has been normal for her since her junior year in college, and she's grateful every day for the ways technology helps her stay in touch with friends from all over the world.

Jenna lives in a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina, and is a freelance writer and a stay at home single mom to 3 girls and a boy. She blogs at

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CANADA: Interview with Multitasking Mumma

Where in the world do you live? And, are you from there?

I live in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, a farming/manufacturing city of roughly 34,000 people. I did not grow up here but very close; half an hour away in a tiny town called Tweed with a population of 1,800 people. Everyone knew who I was growing up, not only because of the size of the town, but because my father was the manager of the liquor store (popular man). (more…)

Monday Delayed Layover for August 8, 2011…

“BlogHer High”

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…)

Jennifer Burden

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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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…)

World Moms Blog

World Moms Blog is an award winning website which writes from over 30 countries on the topics of motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. Over 70 international contributors share their stories from around the globe, bonded by the common thread of motherhood and wanting a better world for their children. World Moms Blog was listed by Forbes Woman as one of the "Best 100 Websites for Women 2012 & 2013" and also called a "must read" by the NY Times Motherlode in 2013. Our Senior Editor in India, Purnima Ramakrishnan, was awarded the BlogHer International Activist Award in 2013.

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