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Global Mom Relay

The Joy of Helping Kids Feel Again

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 06.14.2013 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg OneRepublic took recordings of children's heartbeats in remote villages to inspire "Feel Again," and then pledged their proceeds to benefit Save the Children's Every Beat Matters campaign for child survival.

Making the Connection Between Technology and Maternity

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg The impact one cell phone can make on the life of a woman in labor anywhere in the world when she doesn't have the time or means to get to healthcare is remarkable.

Granting a Mother's Dying Wish

Kim Siegal | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Kim Siegal

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Esther felt she had no choice but to take in these twins as her own. Having raised her own children largely as a single mother, she couldn't imagine them growing up without a "mother's love."

How Text Messages Are Helping This Mother

Kirsten Gagnaire | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Kirsten Gagnaire

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg After the birth of her second child, Asha and her husband signed up to receive weekly voice and SMS messages from the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action.

WATCH: The Lopez Sisters Have a Message for the Mothers of the World

Lynda Lopez | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Lynda Lopez

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg My sister Jennifer and I wanted to start our work to bring telemedicine technology to areas like Panama. And it's a goal we share with one of the programs in our Global Mom Relay -- the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action.

Taking Care of the Mothers Who Take Care of Us

Barbara Bush | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Barbara Bush

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg We recognize the work of mothers worldwide who ensure their families receive the vital and necessary care they need to live full and healthy lives. In turn, the global community should offer the support needed to these women.

Village Mothers and Babies: Supporting Women To Reach Their Full Potential

Denise Love | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact
Denise Love

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg When I came to Cambodia, I committed to bring kindness in my work. The simplicity of life here makes my heart sing, yet the challenges each and every person faces daily makes my heart heavy.

The Universal Teachers of Humankind

Tina Sharkey | Posted 06.06.2013 | Impact
Tina Sharkey

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Be present when you're present. In an era of constant distraction and pervasive computing, we must model for our children the behavior we want them to repeat. If we are half present with them, they will be half present with us.

Maternal Alliance for Maternal Health South Africa -- Panashe Chipikiri

Kirsten Gagnaire | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Kirsten Gagnaire

2013-04-06-globalmompull.jpg MAMA works in South Africa to help more mothers get access to culturally sensitive health information via mobile phones to better care for themselves and their babies.

Don't Ever Quit! Dreams Don't Have Expiration Dates

Tina Wells | Posted 04.04.2013 | Impact
Tina Wells

Coming together around a table is an important part of my life. I'm a part of the Global Mom Relay today, so other families around the world have the chance to share good food and conversation together.

Mothering a Nation

Gro Brundtland | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Gro Brundtland

When I served as Prime Minister of Norway for more than 10 years, I was called "mother of the nation." This was such an honor -- as the title of mother is something to be proud of!

Celebrating Extraordinary Women

Rocky Dawuni | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Rocky Dawuni

My song "Extraordinary Woman" celebrates this spirit of womanhood, as demonstrated by all women like my mother who are the enduring foundation of communities, societies and by extension all of humanity.

Health in Context for Our Children: Family Dinner Never Mattered So Much

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Laura Turner Seydel

Way too many mothers in places around the world do not have the opportunity to cook a healthy meal for their children in a safe environment. We can provide the seeds of change and help moms and their children to have a better quality of life.

New Beginnings and Second Chances

John Arthur Nunes | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
John Arthur Nunes

Easter is a day of new starts and new beginnings -- of realizing we are worthy of second chances because God loves us. Let us celebrate second chances by investing in women, who are powerful agents of global change.

Does Being a Blessed Society Make Us Dangerous?

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.30.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

I love being an American. I'm a Texan, an outdoorswoman -- but if you told me I had to give up some rights or change some laws so that my daughter could safely go to school, attend church, or walk home -- I would do it.

The Deens On Food, Family And Being Thankful

Dina Freeman | Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact
Dina Freeman

This week, families all over the world are getting together to share a meal in celebration of Passover and Easter. For many, including the Deen family, it's a bonding experience. But in some places, this simple act of cooking a meal for your family can be deadly.

Share This Post -- Instantly Donate $5 to Help Moms Everywhere Get Dinner on the Table

Cindi Leive | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Cindi Leive

From my own two mothers, I learned that working in an office, a laboratory, or the home has little to do with how good a mother you are -- that comes from the love you share. And yes, putting dinner on the table is a way of expressing that.

37 Years From Now

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact
Mary Robinson

A lack of gender equality is limiting our ability to achieve sustainable development, as we consistently underuse and undervalue the contribution of half of the population. Mothers know this.

A Letter to My Daughter: Women Leading Around the World

Maryam Zar | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Maryam Zar

On International Women's Day, my daughter asked me why the world was run by men. I had the answer to my daughter's question in my hands -- anchored in the notion that women empower women in so many modern ways.

Lessons From My Mom

Ruth Riley | Posted 05.23.2013 | Impact
Ruth Riley

As a professional basketball player, I have had amazing opportunities to use my talents, to play with the best players in the world, and even to represent my country in the Olympics. All of those opportunities began at home.

Voices Around the World Creating Green Livelihoods

Amy DiElsi | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Amy DiElsi

Today's Global Mom Relay post comes to you from around the world. Members of India's Self Employed Women's Association, an organization of low-income self-employed women workers led by Reema Nanavaty, and Anna Ingwe.

How Clean Cookstoves Create Healthier Families

Kathy Calvin | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

For mothers around the world, preparing the family meal is a daily ritual and an act of love. But it's also a grave risk for approximately three billion people who cook with open fires and inefficient stoves. It shouldn't have to be this way.

You Don't Have to Wait to Be a Mother to Care About the World

Lynda Lopez | Posted 03.21.2013 | Impact
Lynda Lopez

If you are ever down, or lose faith and feel that we are living in terrible times and are in a terrible place, you only need a few minutes talking to these girls to feel ready to take on the world again.

The Spirit of Sisterhood

Queen Rania al Abdullah | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Queen Rania al Abdullah

In the last few years, we've witnessed seismic shifts in the political, economic and social landscape of the Middle East and North Africa. Through it all, Arab women did what women everywhere do best: They multi-tasked.

Global Mom Relay: Why You Should Kiss Those Tiny Feet

Anu Gupta | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Anu Gupta

Last year, when our daughter turned five, I entered a community of parents who can celebrate their child's fifth birthday. It's a community missing millions of mothers around the world.