Travel Itinerary for the Week of September 3rd!

On Monday, we start our week with a soothing post from Alison Lee, whose second son was born just four months ago. She loves the physical aspect of parenting – the cuddles and tickles, and she gives us a glimpse into her life with her boys.

On Tuesday we have a post from Polish Mom Photographer about her 365 Self Portrait mission she is on.  She shares some real-life moments that we can all relate to that she’s captured with her children. Come check it out!

Later on Tuesday we have a social good post from Third Eye Mom of Minnesota, who was recently at Capitol Hill speaking for millions of underprivileged people. She believes that all of us can make a difference, and here she tells us how.

On Wednesday we will be in Indonesia, where Tatter Scoops has been making great strides towards of a lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise. She wants to ingrain this in her son as well, and talks about how she hopes to encourage him in healthy choices.

On Thursday we head to Kenya to hear from Mama Mzungu. She gives an eye-opening account of some Kenyan cultural norms when it comes to raising children, and she asks the question: does anyone really have the right to judge how other cultures parent?

On Friday, we close off this globe-trotting week in Laos, with Dee Harlow, who has twin toddlers. The toddler years are a trying enough time for any parent, especially when said toddlers have just had to endure a move to the other side of the world. Dee shares some of the challenges of transition.

On Saturday, check out the Saturday Sidebar with Purnima, 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

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Saturday Sidebar: When are children old enough to bathe themselves?

Saturday Sidebar: When are children old enough to bathe themselves?

This week’s Saturday Sidebar Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Maman Aya.  She asked our writers,

“At what age did you let your child(ren) bathe/shower themselves?”

Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…

Tina Rodriguez of Philippines writes:
“My kids are still five and three, but we’re trying to get our five-year-old-going-on-six to learn to bathe himself in preparation for the future! :)” (more…)

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Travel Itinerary for the Week of June 11th!

On Monday we will check in with Dee Harlow, who has her hands full as she prepares to move herself and her family all the way to Laos. She tells us how she copes with the stress of trying to get everything together.

On Tuesday, we head to Kenya, where Mama Mzungu talks about how she hired someone to help out in her home. Initially very uncomfortable with the cultural and historic connotations of hiring such a person, she has now mostly made peace with it.

On Wednesday, we will be in California with Polish Mom Photographer, who is baffled by all the fuss surrounding the topic of breastfeeding. Why are women put under so much pressure to breastfeed, and then told not to do it in public? These are some of the questions she ponders.

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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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INDONESIA: Equal Opportunity Employment?

“Good looking”

“Attractive appearance”

“Maximum 28 years old”

“Minimum height 160cm”

These are just some of the lines in job ads that always make me sick to my stomach in my journey to find a new job in this city.

To be brutally honest, I might be experiencing a tiny bit of regret for quitting my old job. Maybe I should’ve put up with being underpaid and overworked, with no chance to become a permanent employee, rather than plunging myself in to the job hunting pool again.

Now I understand why some of my old friends stick with their underpaid jobs, some even only make minimum wage, because it’s a highly competitive world out here.

The last job I received was as a Personal Assistant, which lasted for 3 days. The boss said some pretty hurtful things and didn’t show any tolerance for me missing a day of work because I had to care for my mother who was in ICU at the time. So what’s an emotional, Pisces single mom to do? I quit and told the guy that I could never work with someone who doesn’t have a heart! Maybe I should’ve just dealt with the curses, the yelling and kept my job. (more…)

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Founder of Single Moms Indonesia, community leader and builder. Deeply passionate about women empowerment.

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Travel Itinerary for the Week of March 26th!

We start off in Indonesia this week! Imagine being a single mom in need of a job, in a discriminatory job environment where uncomfortable personal questions are the norm. Tatter Scoops tells us what that’s like in this eye-opening post.

On Tuesday, we go to Minnesota for a human rights post from Jennifer Prestholdt. She talks about Amina Filali and violence against women in Morocco.

On Wednesday, we will be in Malaysia with Alison Lee, who will soon be welcoming her second child into the world! Every mom in the world has, at some point or another, dealt with sleep issues. In this post, Alison shares her experiences with us.
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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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