This long weekend was out of control good! Social good. World Moms Blog planned to be at the Social Good Summit in NYC, but we also received press credentials for the Clinton Global Initiative meeting, too. Both conferences overlapped, and we found ourselves back and forth between uptown and midtown Manhattan and listening live to the likes of Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Former US President Bill Clinton, Republican US Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, author Nicolas Kristof and US President Barack Obama! Yes. Wow! (more…)
My daughter begins to climb under the examination table and repeat out loud, “I don’t want a shot! I don’t want a shot!” Tears begin to pour out, anxiety levels rise in the room, including my own.
“Why do I have to have one, Mommy?” “It prevents you from getting a really bad disease that can make you really sick”, I say. She can’t really comprehend the enormity of that statement at 4 years old. She continues to protest, from under the table.
The doctor and nurse softly try to get her out. Finally, they just pick her up and sit her back on the table. I sit right next to her, holding her. My heart is in my stomach. (more…)
“If you had to pick one cause or charity for social good, which would you choose? What is closest to your heart?”
Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…
Salma of Ontario, Canada writes:
“Great question. I have supported many organizations over the years, but the one that is closest to my heart is The White Ribbon Campaign. Men working to end violence against women (VAW) is a huge deal to me. VAW is often considered a woman’s issue, BUT it is society’s problem, so I am all for supporting it.” (more…)
What an inspiring week at the Social Good Summit in NYC hosted by the UN Foundation, Mashable and 92Y! I was lucky enough to meet Caroline Barrett of the UN Foundation at BlogHer in San Diego last month, who invited me to the event. (Thank you, Caroline!)
The commute from where I live in New Jersey to the Upper East side in Manhattan took me over 2 hours to get to each way. I travelled with my breastfeeding baby and even one day with both, my baby and my 4 year old. I took trains and buses.
Yes, the commute was more of a challenge than my normal cushy stay-at-home-mom 10 minute drive in my minivan to the grocery store, and my back is killing me, but there are people out there who desperately need our help! They kept me motivated and going back for more – so worth it! (more…)