Announcing the BlogHer '13 International Activist Scholarship Recipients!

Since 2009, the BlogHer International Activist Scholarship has been providing women across the globe the opportunity to come to the states and showcase their work before a wider audience.From Bolivia to Malawii, Afghanistan to Argentina, Sudan to Trinidad,...more
Congratulations, Purnima!  World Moms Blog is so proud of you!!    Jen :) more

When Cell Phones Are Used to Monitor Women in Saudi Arabia

I don't know about you, but I feel naked if I leave the house without my smartphone. But what if your phone was used as a sort of high-tech tracking device... to inform your husband of your whereabouts? That's what women in Saudi Arabia face, as Mama B writes on World Moms Blog. She tells the story of a group of women who went away for a weekend trip, only to find out their husbands had received text messages informing them that their wives had left the country....more
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How Do You Celebrate Christmas When No One Else Does?

If you live in North America or Europe, it may be hard to imagine December without reminders of Christmas everywhere, from the festive decorations in public spaces to the days that business virtually grinds to a halt around the 25th. But what about people who want to mark the occasion in a country that is not a predominantly Christian culture? Image Credit: jmurawski via Flickr...more
Love this question. I had a similar situation in Japan once when I was teenager and living with ... more

Watch Now: The Real Katie Couric's Video Invitation to BlogHer's Community

Oh thank heavens, the real Katie Couric has finally been released into the wild. Check out the true confession buried in her video below ... see what I mean? Get ready for a barn-burner of a keynote at BlogHer '12 -- and read on for an opportunity to participate yourself: ...more
Katie, on behalf of World Moms Blog, our international mothers would like to know..."From your ... more

What Makes a Good Mom Anyway?

My youngest son has taken to telling me that I’m his favorite mommy. That’s good. I’m also his only mommy, so there’s that. It got me to thinking recently, that since I’m the only mom they have, they really don’t know if I’m a fantastic mom or a crappy mom or something in between. (It’s more the in between.) I thought that would be an interesting concept to explore during our More than Mother’s Day celebration -- and wouldn’t you know it, someone submitted a post talking about just that very thing!...more
I read this just after I put my kids to bed tonight.  I know what I'll be asking them in the ... more

Give Kids the World With Multicultural Gifts

It's Christmas all over the world, as the song says, not to mention Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia Day, Boxing Day, and Winter Solstice, to name just a few of the year-end milestone days in myriad cultures and faith traditions. While not all of these celebrations come with gifts as a primary component, several do, and especially as families and communities mesh more and more, the desire to recognize a loved one or a peer with a token of appreciation in December is certainly real and often practiced....more
I love that you are covering this!! Teaching our kids on how to be better global citizens ... more

So You Think a Fish Is an Easy Pet, Mom?

The wall of tanks started to swirl together before me. Like fly-vision I was seeing hundreds of identical images. Despite how dazzlingly confusing just picking a tank was, there also seemed to be some digital ticker tape of the cost of all this flashing behind Fish Geek’s head. The numbers multiplied the more she talked.At this rate we’d get one goldfish and have to decide whether it was Kate or Paige who we could send to college. I was starting to wonder whether we should’ve gotten pre-approved for a loan before entering the fish store....more
Kristen -- you keep popping up everywhere I click! I am so NOT a stalker, I swear! I can't ... more

Hooray! Three Women Win the Nobel Peace Prize!

One organized a sex strike to end Liberia’s brutal civil war. Another became Africa’s first female president after galvanizing Liberian women to march for peace. The third, a journalist and mother of three, is fighting for democracy in Yemen. When she heard she’d won the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing it with two African sisters, Tawakul Karman was out protesting in the streets. No wonder she’s known as the “Mother of the Revolution”? ...more
I was thrilled to hear the news. The thought that the women all worked on different projects ... more

#ColorMyShelf: Why Kids Need Books That Reflect Diversity

[Editor's Note: On Sunday, The New York Times published a piece by children's author Walter Dean Myers, Where Are the People of Color in Children's Books?, which has sparked the #colormyshelf trend on Twitter. The topic of diversity in literature is one we've been following and here are some thoughts and suggestions. --Grace]...more
Very interesting post, Grace. I'm trying to raise my daughter bilingual in French and English ... more

I'm Asian, and I'm Going Camping!

This Labor Day weekend, I’m heading to Yosemite National Park with my family for a weekend of camping, hiking and swimming. Every summer, we spend several days camped out in a national park – no Internet, TV, cell phones, or electricity....more
Yes, that's me, World Moms Blog! Thanks for remembering! :) I like this culture section ... more