This week’s Saturday Sidebar Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Alison Lee. She asked our writers,
“What are your wishes for the new year?”
Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…
The Alchemist of India writes:
“I intend to, hope to, take inspiration from Ruth Wong and complete my novel. The publisher is ready, but I am still working with the plot!
As for World Moms Blog, I am hoping to do some work in Social Good.
Maybe if I can get this novel published in 2013, I will consider my wish granted!” (more…)
On Monday we will be in Arkansas with Margie Bryant, who talks about a subject that many of us parents feel conflicted about. Do you spank your children? How does your culture feel about that? Margie tells us her thoughts.
On Tuesday, we head to Minnesota to hear from Galit Breen. Galit is looking for poetry and artwork submissions from children for a wonderful project. Come read about what it is – you’re guaranteed to hope your kids will want to participate!
On Tuesday evening, we have a moving social good post from Lauren, who went to Hong Kong to adopt a child with autism, who would otherwise have been institutionalized.
On Wednesday, fasten your seatbelts for a flight to the Philippines! Tina tells us about how she felt ashamed of her roots when she was growing up, and how she is now trying to raise her children to be proud of who they are and where they come from.
On Monday we will be in Pennsylvania, where Twinmom112 talks about the struggles she and her husband endured in order to finally be blessed with their twins. She ponders whether it would be worthwhile to go through it all again, and how to make peace with the decision to not have any more children.
We have a great guest post from Michigan on Tuesday! Beverly Prince-Sayward is a wife and mother, but she has challenges that go far beyond those that are part and parcel of “normal” parenting. Come and read this thought-provoking post about partnership and parenting laws that discriminate against same-sex couples.
On Monday, we start off the week in Pennsylvania, USA, where TwinMom112 takes us into the world of twin parenting. This week she tells us about how she strives to treat her twin daughters as individuals and not as a “team.”
On Tuesday, our founder, Jen Burden, gives us our first inside scoop on the World Moms delegation that headed to Washington, DC last week for the UN Foundation Volunteer Summit for Shot@Life! She got to meet, for the first time ever, 3 World Moms Blog writers!!
Later on Tuesday, Nicole Melancon of Minnesota, USA writes for our Human Rights column and the topic is China’s 1 baby policy. We are loving this new column!!
On Wednesday, we are in the deep south with Margie Bryant of Arkansas, USA. Guess what, people? Margie is ENGAGED! Congratulations, Margie!! We look forward to hearing all about it!
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…)