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…)
This week’s Saturday Sidebar Question is a sequel of the Part – 1 of where the world moms explained how they met their husbands/partners.
“How and where did you meet your husband/partner?”
Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…
Elizabeth Atalay of Massachusetts, USA writes:
“One night my mother was admitted to the emergency room for a complication with her breast cancer that had metastasized, My husband was 3 months into his internship and the intern on call who admitted her, she fell in love right away and spent her entire week in the hospital working with the nurses to set me up with him. (Thankfully I did not know!) By the end of the week, when she was no longer under his care, he asked me out. 9 months later my mother walked me down the aisle when we were married. She lived to know I was pregnant with our first child, and to know her own two children were set with their own families.”
Jennifer Burden of New Jersey, USA writes: “I was living in Hoboken, NJ at the time and working in NYC. My friend Hannah asked if I would show her friend Dave and his friends around NYC because they were coming to town for a long weekend. I was no NYC expert, but took them to the holes in the wall kind of bars that I liked to meet my friends in! Steve and I met at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in midtown, where Hannah and I met up with the guys to take them out. We split up into 3 cabs. Steve was in mine. He jokingly asked me to marry him within minutes of meeting him in the middle of a conversation we were all having. We dated Trans-Atlantic for a year and 3/4’s (seeing each other on average every 6 weeks) and got engaged before ever living on the same continent. We’ll be married 11 years this month and have 2 little girls.” (more…)
Photo of the author and her then 5-month old son
I won’t go into the old news that is Time’s controversial “mom enough” mid-May issue. We all know they sold enough copies on that matter.
Instead, I wanted to share some views on attachment parenting and breastfeeding expressed by fellow Filipino moms.
To begin, let me say that I am a babywearing, formerly nursing mom (my son recently weaned after being breastfed for two years and six months). In fact, here’s a photo of me a year and a half ago, when my son was just five months old.
Here in the Philippines, we are not new to the concept of babywearing and breastfeeding.
Velvet Escario‐Roxas, a breastfeeding counselor and representative of Arugaan (ah-roo-ga-an), a non-governmental, WHO-funded organization that conducts breastfeeding training for the Philippine Department of Health, gave a good picture of this when she posted a recent Facebook status update on the fan page of the popular breastfeeding blog, Chronicles of a Nursing Mom:
“Our Pinoy [colloquialism for “Filipino] ancestors have been doing these things since the beginning of time. We call it the Filipino way of living or raising of children. They on the other hand modernized it and called it attachment parenting. Look at the indigenous folks of the mountain provinces. (more…)
We are all over the map again this week, with a different country for each day!
On Monday, we will start the week in South Carolina with Maggie Ellison, who has had to pick her roots and move more times than she can remember. When her stability was threatened yet again, she reached her breaking point. She takes us on her courageous journey to recovery from a dreadful ordeal.
Also, on Monday, we have a guest post up by founder, Jennifer Burden, over in the UK at BritMums!
Come with us to the Philippines on Tuesday, where Martine de Luna finds herself under pressure to have another baby! Come read as she tells us whether she is planning to resist the pressure or bow to it, and her own plans for her family are.
We are proud of the multicultural group of writers on World Moms Blog. As diverse as we are, there are some things that don’t change, no matter where in the world you happen to be parenting your kids. One of them is the “terrible twos”. Mama B in Saudi Arabia is dealing with this now, while she tries to juggle three other children. Come read about her adventures! (more…)
Put on your seatbelts, because we’re going all the way to New Zealand on Monday! Karyn @ Kloppenmum tells us about what she thought things would be like when she first became a mother. But what about those things that we don’t expect, that no-one tells us about?
On Tuesday, we stay international as we head off to South Korea. There, Ms. V ponders the question: what’s in a name? Join us for this interesting read about how names are chosen in South Korea and what they mean.
On Tuesday evening, a guest post in the social good column! Sarah Hughes is trying to raise awareness of maternal health and pre-eclampsia.
On Wednesday, we will be in Nevada with Roxanne. This mom talks about how we instinctively try to do things for our children as they navigate their early childhoods. Are we doing right by them, or do we try too hard to keep our children close to us?