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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Friday Question: Your gift: a ticket to anywhere. Where would you go?

This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Eva Fannon of Washington State.  She asked our writers,

“If someone gifted you tickets to travel anywhere in the world, where would you go, and who would you take with you?”

Here are some of the exciting places some of our World Moms would love to visit…

Asta Burrows of Norway writes:
“I would take my husband and wee lad to Western Australia. We have been there several times; I love the wine tasting and my husband loves the windsurfing. However after reading Tara’s article about flying with kids, I am not sure I could handle such a long journey – but it would probably be worth 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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WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Mom Obsessed

I am obsessed with my daughter’s sleep schedule.  It’s her own fault – she’s been a pretty good sleeper since Day 1. And so, anything less than an 11-hour stretch at night, I’m ready to take notes and start a sleep log and talk to the doctor at her next appointment.

Seriously.

I’ve started a sleep log for my 23-month old.

Her dad was away for 2 weeks in March-April, and then we went on vacation for a week in April (*sigh* Brasil), and it seems like things just haven’t been right with her nighttime sleep.

And, it’s been about a month.  And, she’s not even teething. I can’t handle it.

Yes, we’ve been spoiled rotten when it comes to her sleep, and I like it that way.  When her sleep gets out of whack, I feel like it’s no different from actual bad behavior like biting or hitting — it’s just unacceptable. (more…)

Travel Itinerary for the Week of May 23rd!

We start off on Monday with Washington Mom D.C. Blogmama, whose interests include travel, bad television (by her own admission), and of course, her energetic daughter. She opens our week with a candid discussion about her current obsession.

On Tuesday, we’re off to Seattle to hear from Tara B. Tara loves travel and adventure, and this brave Mom describes how she combined the two.

On Wednesday, we’ll be in Massachusetts with Kyla P’an. Kyla loves traveling and has seen a lot of the world, so she always has interesting stories and insights to share.

On Thursday, we go all the way to Australia, where Inspiration To Dream is not only a Mom of three, but a proud nana-to-be!

Don’t forget to join in the discussion on Friday with our Friday Question led by Eva Fannon!
World Moms Blog is exploding with new writers! We are really excited to welcome Polish Prairie Mom  and Jill Barth from Illinois, USA, Dr. Jeanelle Marshawn of Arizona, USA, and two Canadian Moms: Salma from Toronto, Ontario, and Carol at If By Yes from Vancouver, B.C. Welcome new mom writers!!

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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: Parenting advice for a first-time mom

This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Karyn Van Der Zwet of New Zealand.  She asked our writers,

“What are three bits of parenting advice you’d give a friend who was pregnant for the first time?”

Here is the advice some of our World Moms would give their friends…

Kally Mocho of New Jersey, USA writes:
“1. Read “Twelve Hours Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old: A Step-by-Step Plan for Baby Sleep Success” by Suzy Giordano. The title says it all.

2. Baby wipes can be used for so much more than just wiping your baby’s bottom. I use them to clean my children’s shoes. (It’s one item some moms can’t live without!)

3. Take all advice with a grain of salt (including mine). Everyone and their mother will tell you how you should handle your newborn. Only you will know what’s best for your child. Know that the advice given to you comes from a place of love, not judgment.” (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 is it going?

Updates - oh goody!

"Ooh - updates! Oh goody!!"

This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Tara B.

“It’s time for a where-are-you-now past post update.  Pick one of your posts from WMB and let us know how it’s going for you on that topic.  Did you learn something new?  Is that project completed?  Was the problem resolved?  No news to speak of?  Give us a quick update on where your story has gone since your post.”

Here is what some of our World Moms reported…

Margie Bryant of Arkansas, USA writes:
“In March, I wrote a post titled Closing the Door about the very painful decision that I would not be having anymore children.  It was a hard post to write and even though my life has changed for the better in so many ways, finally saying “no more babies” out loud made it real for me.

Then, a few weeks after that post, I found my dream job.  Cliché, but true.  I am pursuing a degree in management and technical writing and found a job where I am training to take over for the current Human Resource Manager.  This job pays more than I have earned in the past and at the same time, my ever supportive partner took a new position too.  Finally, we are able to indulge ourselves and our children and even put money back in savings.  We talk about traveling, buying a new home, getting another car; suddenly, I feel at complete peace with exactly how our lives are now.” (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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