Travel Itinerary for the Week of October 16th!

Ready for another adventure this week, mothers of the world?  Let’s get traveling!!!

We’re kicking off the week in New York City! Hey, why not?  Maman Aya is back and telling us about her family’s genetic issues, her decision that her family was complete after having 2 kids and her internal struggle on weaning her youngest. Moms, she needs your advice, so tune in!

On Tuesday, we’re talking about breasts!  Tara B. from Washington, USA tells the story of her first biopsy and reminds us all to do those self breast exams.  A timely post during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the states. Do those self-exams, ladies!

On Wednesday, get out your passports, as we travel over to the Middle East to visit Susie Newday of Israel! Susie’s messages of hope, inclusiveness and positivity, all while working as a nurse in a cancer ward are amazing.  We look forward to seeing what she has in store for us this week!

Hop back on that plane and take a flight to Norway on Thursday to catch up with Ambre French, our French mom living in Scandanavia! Ambre is a working mom, who hops a flight back to Paris on business every so often for business — ah, the life!

Friday we’re having a special post about World Moms’ vaccination experiences. We’ll also be talking about two important vaccination programs in developing nations — the GAVI Alliance and the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life.  It’s part of our effort to high light more social good on the blog since the Social Good Summit!

Also on Friday — fantastic news!  Our World Moms Blog founder, Jennifer Burden, will be guest posting at Mamapedia about her Halloween costumes growing up and what’s in store for her children this year.  You can also catch the post on the Mamasource Halloween page that day, too!  (Way to go, Jen!)

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!

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NORWAY: Does Anyone Have the Original Soundtrack to Noah’s Ark?

Have you ever thought about what Noah’s Ark might have sounded like? A pair of all the animals in the world in one big boat would have been loud! If you crept into the eating quarters, would you have seen Mr. and Mrs. Duck talking to Monsieur et Madame Chien over a cup of tea? “Quack, quack.” “Ouaf, ouaf.” “Slurp, slurp?”

Well, we don’t live in a boat, and our animals are mostly in 2-D, but you can hear some pretty international animal sounds blaring from our windows lately.

I am French, and my husband’s Norwegian, and we both talk English to each other. Therefore, there are three strong languages, our mother tongues plus English, under our one roof. (more…)

Travel Itinerary for the Week of August 15th!

On Monday, we are in India for a special post from The Alchemist. She will be writing about Indian Independence Day, and we look forward to hearing all about this occasion and what it means for our Indian moms.

On Tuesday, we visit with Ambre French, our French maman who lives in Norway. She talks about having fun with her daughter and animal sounds. What languages does an animal speak when a child is being raised in a multilingual home? Read and find out!

On Wednesday, we are in Illinois with Jill Barth, mom of three. We recently got to know Jill in her writer interview, and we look forward to reading her posts here. Come read what she has to say!

And on Thursday, we head to Brazil to hear from Eco Ziva, another new writer. She is a mom of two, and working on a doctoral thesis on international environmental policy – an issue that is increasingly important as our world becomes more depleted. We look forward to her first regular post.

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, we will be in Canada and Australia. On Tuesday we will get to know Multitasking Mumma, who is joining us from Canada, and on Thursday, we will hear from Fiona at Inspiration To Dream.

There is no news to share this week, but for those interested in useless trivia: on this day in 1953, the whiffle ball was invented.

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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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Friday Question: What is your biggest fear regarding your child(ren)’s future?

This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Ambre French.  She asked our writers,

“What is your biggest fear regarding your child(ren)’s future?”

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

Ambre French of Norway writes:
“In the short term I was told that most of what you teach your children should be brought in by the time the kid reaches three, after that it’s just consolidation.  I’m scared to mess those years up! In the long term I am very afraid of drugs.” (more…)

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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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Friday Question: What were your biggest aversions and/or cravings during pregnancy?

This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Tara B.  She asked our writers,

“What were your biggest aversions and/or cravings during pregnancy?”

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

MamaRobinJ of British Columbia, Canada writes:
“I ate a lot of pickles. And ice cream. But not together, because I’m not THAT cliché 🙂  But seriously, we bought big pickle jars every week!

Major aversion for me was salad – anything with greens turned me off completely.

Weird craving was for a McChicken. I don’t eat at McDonald’s and hadn’t for years and years. But I wanted one so badly. I didn’t give in, but that combo of craving and aversion made no sense. Isn’t your body supposed to want good things? Someone suggested it might be salt that made me crave that, but I think the pickles were taking care of that 🙂  In any case, my son (3) has never had McDonald’s and he will actually eat salad, so go figure.” (more…)

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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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Friday Question: How do you handle bad behavior in a friend’s child?

This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Kelley.  She asked our writers,

“How do you handle (what you deem) bad behavior on the part of the child of a friend? If you don’t just ignore, what have been the consequences?”

And here is what some of our World Moms had to say…

Carol @ If By Yes of British Columbia, Canada writes:         

“Assuming the friend is present, I ignore it for the most part, even if I disagree with my friend’s way of handling it.” (more…)

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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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