When my daughter was 9 months I stopped breastfeeding her. When she turned one year, we moved from formula to cow’s milk and almond milk. Up until today, we haven’t had any problems with her “liking” milk.
About two weeks ago, I noticed that her daily amount of milk that she drinks is only half of what it used to be. (more…)
On Monday start the week in California, where we will hear from Polish Mom Photographer. This mom ponders the fact that her former milk-guzzling child is now refusing some major sources of dairy, and she touches on the age-old picky eater problems faced by moms everywhere.
On Tuesday, we head to Pennsylvania to hear from a new writer, Twinmom112. She writes a poignant post about growing up with an alcoholic mother, and how she tries to prevent her childhood memories from clouding her own experiences as a mother.
On Wednesday, we cross the Atlantic to visit with the Alchemist in India. This mom of an adorable little boy is an engineering guru – and yes, you can still be a guru even if you no longer actually practice the profession. She is also a writer, and always has interesting tales to tell.
And on Thursday we are back in the United States, with Galit Breen in Minnesota. Galit is a former world traveler, she is a wife, mom, dog owner and writer. She has gorgeous kids who do adorable things. And whenever you read one of her articles, you are guaranteed to be informed and entertained.
On Friday Eva Fannon leads us in the Friday Question. Be sure to check it out and chime in with your answers!
In writer interviews this week, on Tuesday we will hear from Diana @ Hormonal Imbalances from Texas.
Next week we can look forward to posts every day from Monday to Friday. Our weekly questions will be moved to a new column called the Saturday Sidebar.
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Christy Turlington Burns of Every Mother Counts and Jennifer Burden of World Moms Blog at the Social Good Summit in NYC.
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…)
This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer The Alchemist ofIndia. She asked our writers,
“Which trait would you like your child(ren) to learn from you and/or your husband or partner?”
Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…
Jenna Farelyn of North Carolina, USA writes:
“I actually pray every night for my children to learn to be compassionate and non judgmental. I am very accepting and open-minded, while their father is not so much. Rigid, conservative, “tolerant”.
I hope they learn his skills with budgeting both money and time, because they don’t get that from me.” (more…)
Where in the world do you live? And, are you from there?
At the moment I’m living in Jakarta the capital city of Indonesia. Having both parents from different Indonesian ethnic backgrounds plus spending large chunks of my life living around remote mining areas of Indonesia, it’s always tough when people ask where I really came from so in short, I am Indonesian. When I was married, I used to live in upstate- New York and in a small town called Dothan in Alabama before moving to China for a couple of months. I’ve been back in Indonesia permanently since 2009.
What language(s) do you speak?
Indonesian and English although I speak a tiny – emphasis tiny – bit of Dutch and if it can even be counted, I can say a few lines in Mandarin, courtesy of being there for a little bit.
When did you first become a mother?
I became a mother 5 weeks earlier than my initial due date thanks to my severe pre-eclampsia. My son was born on December 7, 2006 from an emergency c-section after a whole month of being bed ridden. (more…)