NORWAY: “She’s Got the Look”

“She’s got the look.”

My baby is growing an attitude. The once sweet, bouncy baby, who was always happy to crawl, happy to sleep, happy to eat is now coming out with an opinion of her own. When did that happen?!

It’s just crazy when you have the first understandable exchanges with your child. I guess it’s also a little intimidating that this bundle of joy you’ve been carrying around is now fully able to convey resentment, love, disagreement and interest…

As a young mother, whatever your head had courageously decided was “only” confronted to books, mother-in-laws or your conscience is now passe.  There is an extra element to take into account: the child might not follow your lead!

She’s 16 months old, so how does she communicate this opinion? Of course, you’ve got the classic body language, the expected moaning and groaning…but, her ultimate weapon is her eyes: one single look tells a thousand words.

So, for you today, ladies, here is a little lexicon of the 4 most powerful looks that I have ever been thrown! I am sure you all know what I mean and will add more to the list! (more…)

Travel Itinerary for the Week of June 6th!

We have an international week lined up for you – we will be traveling to a different country each day!

On Monday, we start in Illinois to learn all about our new writer, Polish Prairie Mom. Read about how this Polish-born Mom ended up in the United States and the special reasons she has for wanting to write about her heritage.

On Tuesday,we go south of the US border to Mexico, where Dee Harlow writes a thought-provoking post about early memories, how they can affect us, and how they can ultimately shape the way in which we raise our own children.

On Wednesday, we’re off across the ocean to New Zealand. Karyn Van Der Swet has some great insights into that great parenting debate: should we expose our kids to electronic entertainment or not, and to what extent does this depend on the child?

And on Thursday, we head off to Norway to hear from transplanted French Mom Ambre French. Ambre enjoys the best of both worlds, as she lives in Oslo and travels regularly to her native Paris, and she says she has no comment about recently joining the ranks of working moms.

On Friday Eva Fannon leads us in the Friday Question. Be sure to check it out and chime in with your answers!

This week we are please to add a new country to our roster as we welcome Mama B. from Saudi Arabia!

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Travel Itinerary for the Week of June 6th!

We have an international week lined up for you – we will be traveling to a different country each day!

On Monday, we start in Illinois to learn all about our new writer, Polish Prairie Mom. Read about how this Polish-born Mom ended up in the United States and the special reasons she has for wanting to write about her heritage.

On Tuesday,we go south of the US border to Mexico, where Dee Harlow writes a thought-provoking post about early memories, how they can affect us, and how they can ultimately shape the way in which we raise our own children.

On Wednesday, we’re off across the ocean to New Zealand. Karyn Van Der Swet has some great insights into that great parenting debate: should we expose our kids to electronic entertainment or not, and to what extent does this depend on the child?

And on Thursday, we head off to Norway to hear from transplanted French Mom Ambre French. Ambre enjoys the best of both worlds, as she lives in Oslo and travels regularly to her native Paris, and she says she has no comment about recently joining the ranks of working moms.

On Friday Eva Fannon leads us in the Friday Question. Be sure to check it out and chime in with your answers!

This week we are please to add a new country to our roster as we welcome Mama B. from Saudi Arabia!

— World Moms Blog

Our World Moms Blog logo was designed by the creative Erica Joyner Designs in Virginia, USA.

World Moms Blog

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 are the top 3 qualities you want to instill in your children?

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

“In 15 words or less, what are the top 3 qualities you want to try to instill in your children?”

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

Kirsten Jessiman of Ontario, Canada writes:         

“1. How to listen.

2. How to be compassionate.

3. How to share.” (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: Why do you blog?

Today’s Friday Question comes to us from our founder, Veronica Samuels.  This week she asked our writers…

“Why do you blog?”

And here are the responses from some of our World Moms…

Alison Lee of Malaysia writes:
“I love to write and I’m pretty opinionated and where better than to express it in my own little space?  I also enjoy connecting with fellow moms, learning from their experiences, sharing in their joy, sadness and triumphs.  I get a lot of satisfaction from blogging and have gained some friendships along the way.  What’s not to love?”

Check out Alison’s blog at http://mamawantsthis.blogspot.com. (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: Any white lies to your mother/mother-in-law/auntie regarding family habits?

Back in January, we asked our World Moms if they had ever told their child(ren) a white lie http://worldmomsblog.com/2011/01/14/friday-question-have-you-told-a-little-white-lie/.  Now Ambre French wants to know…

“Have you told any white lies to your mother, mother-in-law, or auntie regarding your family habits to keep her happy, silent, or reassured?”

Read on to find out what some of our World Moms said… (more…)

World Moms Blog

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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