Mom-Bloggers Saved My Life! (A Mother's Day Ode)

As I keep reminding anybody who will listen to me, I will - gods willing - give birth in the very near future. It will be my second time 'round the childbirthing block, but I gotta say: this part (the preparing to give birth part, and, I assume, the birthing part itself) is none the easier for having been there before. ...more

Beautifully stated. Happy mother's day to all the mamas and almost-mamas! We truly do make the ...more

Mother's Day + Economic Stimulus + Comment Love = 3 Occasions to Donate to Save Women's Lives

After reading Denise's BlogHer post last week that the gift of maternal health is the perfect Mother's Day gift, I thought "this really is perfect!" I blogged it and suggested that not only is it a great cause, but it is also a great consumerism/stuff-free gift, something that I feel, in our consumerism-driven society, is so important, but so ofte ...more

I thought I might get away with the blog post I made about giving my mom the gift of maternal ...more

Let's help! Donate via BlogHers Act (including Myanmar cyclone victims) and we'll match your donation with $3,000

Right now, thousands upon thousands of women and children like these (above) who took shelter in a Buddhist temple need our help. This morning, BlogHers Act and GlobalGiving expanded our Mother's Day fundraising initiative to save women's lives to include the tens of thousands of people devastated by Cyclone Nargis. Now, in addition to donating to hand-picked and carefully vetted programs to help women and children in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Darfur, Nepal and South Africa, you can use the BlogHers Act donation widget (see below and the left-hand column on every page of BlogHer.com) to help get water and shelter to thousands of people whose lives are in danger. And we'll help! ...more

Donated.

I wonder, though, how on earth will they get all this into the country? Junta ...more

Updated Donation Challenge: Kicking it Up a Notch

OK, the comments are trickling in, and I really appreciate the support I'm getting so far. Unfortunately, I think I may have set my sights a bit high expecting 200 commenters a day. So....I'm going to up the ante a bit. ...more

Honor a Woman You Love with BlogHers Act

What does it take to make a difference in another woman's life? Especially if that woman is someone you've never met with problems you can't begin to imagine? In years past you would need to sift through a hundred organizations, pick one with a decent reputation, find your checkbook and send your dollars via the U.S. postal service. Six weeks later you would receive a three page typed letter in the regular mail telling you how you made a difference. With the bar set that high, too few people gave and too many women continued to suffer. ...more

Blog Swarm: Protesting Maternal Deaths

If you live in Knoxville, Tennessee you may see a fake funeral procession on Mother's Day the day before Mother's Day. This fake funeral procession is being organized to protest abortion. ...more

Thanks Vered.

~Denise
BlogHer Community Manager

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Whither 'Tis Nobler To Shun Intervention in Childbirth, Or Just Have The Damn Baby, Whatever It Takes

I'm due to give birth in about three weeks. Possibly sooner, if this massive baby gets his way and manages to punch his way out before then. I'll be giving birth in a hospital, attended by our family doctor, and, yes, there will be drugs. Epidural me, baby. PLEASE. ...more

I had a long labour, and ended up with gas and air, epidural, and a vontouse delivery after 3 ...more

Maternal Health - The Perfect Mother's Day Gift

Yesterday was my brother's birthday. I did not send him a gift or a card. I didn't have time to call him. I didn't even have time to surf around for an e-card. I sent him this text message. Happy Birthday etc... Are you celebrating w/ Geritol cocktail? I'm sure he appreciated the text message, very much. ...more

This is such a great idea for a Mother's Day gift. I usually send my mom a card, sometimes ...more

Annual 21 Leaders of the 21st Century Gala Benefit Dinner- Wednesday, May 21st 2008

One gives scholorships to survivors of domestic violence. Another helps incarcerated mothers maintain relationships with their children. 21 individuals share a vision of a better world for women and will be honored by Women eNews at their annual gala. Those to be honored at this event include: Anucha Browne Sanders- recently awarded $11.6 million dollars in punitive damages in a highly publicized sexual harassement suit ...more

It Takes A (Virtual) Garden, To Raise A Green Child

Narcissists, my ass. Bloggers are the new social movement, the swelling wave of social change, the next generation of activist-artists who put their figurative money where their literal keyboards are. ...more