WMB (Name Pending!) Saturday Column

When I first started World Moms Blog, I don’t think I could have possibly comprehended what it was going to be like.  Each week we read different experiences in the form of blog posts from around the world on so many different topics.  The mothers who write for the blog are challenging me to think and leading me to places and topics that I haven’t thought about before.

This week, I felt Carol’s sadness of raising a child miles and miles away from her family, Margie’s pain at the loss of her newborn baby, Kally’s laughs about TV moms through the ages, and I got distracted by Polish Mom Photographer’s delicious looking chocolate cake. I also got to read about many of the World Moms’ pregnancy cravings in the Friday Question.

I care about this blog so much. I want to learn and grow with our writers and the community that has developed around our posts.  My motherhood experience has definitely been enhanced by World Moms Blog in ways and emotions that I could have never imagined.

As an editor, my biggest challenge is, well….editing.  If a writer writes about her life experience, my personal reaction is that we read it as just that.  It may offend, it may not, but we have the unique opportunity to look through a lens and see how other people live as though we are in their in-group.  When do we ever get the chance to do that? (more…)

Jennifer Burden

Jennifer Burden is the Founder and CEO of World Moms Network, an award winning website on global motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. World Moms Network writes from over 30 countries, has over 70 contributors and was listed by Forbes as one of the “Best 100 Websites for Women”, named a “must read” by The New York Times, and was recommended by The Times of India. She was also invited to Uganda to view UNICEF’s family health programs with Shot@Life and was previously named a “Global Influencer Fellow” and “Social Media Fellow” by the UN Foundation. Jennifer was invited to the White House twice, including as a nominated "Changemaker" for the State of the World Women Summit. She also participated in the One Campaign’s first AYA Summit on the topic of women and girl empowerment and organized and spoke on an international panel at the World Bank in Washington, DC on the importance of a universal education for all girls. Her writing has been featured by Baby Center, Huffington Post, ONE.org, the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life, and The Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists.” She is currently a candidate in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in the Executive Masters of Public Affairs program, where she hopes to further her study of global policies affecting women and girls. Jennifer can be found on Twitter @JenniferBurden.

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