We’re honoring World Immunization Week with Shot@Life and the GAVI Alliance!
We will start the week by running a very special social good post from a devoted reader who has attended two of our community outreach events for life-saving vaccinations for children in the developing world. It will be interesting to read Amy Pohl’s perspective from New Jersey, USA!
On Tuesday, we’re headed to Japan to hear from Hamakko Mommy. She tells us about a lovely tradition in Japan leading up to Girl’s Day, and how her plans to actually observe the tradition went awry right from the get-go.
Also on Tuesday, We also have a second social good post on Wednesday from Ghana, where the GAVI Alliance will be introducing for the first time, 2 vaccines at once in a grand effort to help save the lives of children from pneumonia and rotavirus. Dan Thomas of the GAVI Alliance will be reporting!
Wednesday, we’re in Massachusetts with Courtney Cappallo. She talks about a day every parent dreads: a child’s first sleepover. Come read about her own experiences, and learn some very useful sleepover tips!
On Thursday, we will be in Singapore with Madeline, who brings us a fascinating story of a boy who lived in the wild from a young age and was unable to acquire language. Come read this mom’s take on the benefits of raising multilingual children.
On Thursday evening, we have a new writer interview. A big welcome goes out to Meredith in Nigeria!
On Friday fly to Indonesia, where Shaula Bellour tells us about every parent’s nightmare: taking the kids to the doctor for shots! Most of us have a hard time taking one child to the doctor – imagine what it must be like to deal with twins!
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 the week’s question!
It’s Earth Day today in the U.S.!