On Monday we head to China to hear from Taryn @ Mamas Got Wanderlust. She tells us a heartbreaking story of how a woman’s rights were violated in the name of public policy.
On Tuesday, we will hop on over to India, where The Alchemist recently hosted a special kind of tea party. Come read about how it all went, all in aid of the GAVI Alliance, which advocates for access to lifesaving vaccines for all children.
On Wednesday, we will be in Australia, where Fiona @ Inspiration to Dream ponders whether we as a society are neglecting to teach our kids basic life skills like cooking, cleaning and changing a tire. Are we fostering too much reliance on Googled instructions?
On Thursday, we fly to Texas to hear from Diana @ Hormonal Imbalances. This mom thought that working at home would allow her to spend time with her daughter, but she found it difficult to get anything done! Come read about how she solved her problem.
On Friday, we will be in Canada, where a year ago Salma undertook the giant task of relocating. She tells us what it was like and how she and her family are adjusting to their new life.
On Saturday, check out the Saturday Sidebar with Eva Fannon, where the World Moms give their thoughts on an important topic, and chime in with your answers to this week’s question!
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This World Moms Blog Travel Itinerary is written by Kirsten Doyle @ Running For Autism
Just before a Chinese colleague was due to give birth to her first child, we sat down and compared pregnancy and childbirth practices in Canada and China. I was very excited to have the opportunity to do so, as since arriving in China last year I have been very curious about local customs regarding babies.
Ding (who has since given birth to a beautiful little girl) was happy to share her experience so far. She told me about how she had managed to find a doctor who would reveal the sex of her baby (pretty uncommon in China, due to the favouring of boys under the one-child policy), how she kept her diet pretty bland while pregnant to help promote the health of her baby, and how she was not even considering pain medication during labour: “Chinese women are strong; we can handle the pain” she explained. (more…)
Come fly with us on Monday, to Australia! Fiona @ Inspiration To Dream will start us off this week, telling us about how recent events have given some insight into her son and some of the challenges he has experienced.
On Tuesday we will be in New York with Maman Aya, who talks about – shhhhhh – sex! She gives a frank account of what having kids did to her sex life and wonders if other moms have had similar experiences.
On Wednesday, come with us to China, where Taryn talks about a Chinese custom that is followed by many women after giving birth. Did you know that they get to stay in bed for a month? But wait – it’s not as blissful as it sounds! Come read all about it!
We are in four continents this week, starting with Africa! Mama Simona starts us off on Monday, writing from the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. She tries to break down some stereotypes about South Africa as she tells us what it’s really like to live there and raise a family there.
On Tuesday, we are off to China, where Taryn writes about how she strives to feed her child food that is safe – no mean feat when you live in a country that has had its share of food safety scandals.
On Wednesday, we will be in Illinois with Jill Barth, who lives close to the Lincoln Memorial Gardens. She loves to visit the gardens with her daughter, to share some of its beauty and heritage with her. Reading her description of it will make you want to visit too!