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Global Moms Relay

The World They Deserve: Join The Global Moms Relay

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

The Global Moms Relay is one of my favorite HuffPost traditions, a collaborative effort to tap into our collective gratitude and love, not only for our own mothers, but for all mothers around the world. This year's theme is "What kind of world do you want for your family in 2030?" And we're using the HuffPost platform to bring more and more voices into this conversation and harness the power of social media for good.

What Women Should Be Able To Expect When They're Expecting

Abbey Kocan | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact
Abbey Kocan

My husband and I are expecting our first child in September, a prospect that fills me with both joy and fear. Like most patients in developed countries, my husband and I expect high-quality medical care to be the standard.

My Vision for My Family in 2030

Amanda Peet | Posted 05.25.2015 | Parents
Amanda Peet

The year 2030 conjures up bittersweet thoughts, since my children will be on the verge of adulthood. What will they be like? What will the world look like for them? Have I prepared them for all the challenges they will face?

Support Your Local Superhero

Alex Gorsky | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Alex Gorsky

This week, we celebrate another kind of superhero. What these superheroes lack in flash, boom and bang, they make up for in commitment, caring and competence. These are our nation's nurses: the true superheroes.

The Art Of Birth

Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents

The experience of giving birth is both universal and unique all at once. Although women have been doing it since the dawn of humanity, the process, po...

Raising Our Voices: Join the Global Moms Relay

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Sunday is Mother's Day, and there's no better time to join the movement to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies everywhere. That's the goal of the Global Moms Relay. In partnership with the UN Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and BabyCenter, HuffPost is putting the spotlight on the ways we can bring new opportunities to women and children around the world.

WATCH: Mothers Unite In The Fight For Women And Girls Through Moms + SocialGood

Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact

With Mothers' Day coverage taking over our browsers this week, it's hard to argue against the undeniable power that moms everywhere possess. The U...

We Are All Ordinary, And We Are All Superheroes

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

Like most women worldwide, I have a very ordinary mom. She is not famous, she is not spectacularly rich, she has never invented anything that she had to patent, and she's never saved anyone's life by performing emergency CPR or the Heimlich maneuver. So yes, she was ordinary. And yet she was -- and is, at the age of 73 -- a superhero.

Raising Citizens Of The World

Helen Clark | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact
Helen Clark

Mothers bring life. Mothers bring caring. Mothers set the tone for the aspirations of the next generation.

My Mother Taught Me Hurdles Are Jumpable

Deborra-lee Furness | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Deborra-lee Furness

In my world, women were dynamic, in charge and all-powerful. I later learned, as a young woman who ventured out into the real world, that wasn't necessarily the lay of the land out there.

My Mother, The Angel; My Mother, The Warrior

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

In the sense that almost everything valuable owes its origin in part to a Mother. To her convincing that -- be damned what the rest of the world says -- we are okay. And beautiful things will come from us.

The Blessing Of A Newborn Baby Girl

Audrey McClelland | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Audrey McClelland

I don't know what came over me, but in those final days of her life... I asked her, "When the time is right, Nana... send me a baby girl."

The Things You Can Do As One Person

Cindi Leive | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact
Cindi Leive

But even now, 50 years later, she says that the time she spent in Africa "gave me a formation ... and left me with a sense of all the things you can do as one person." Of all her life experiences, she says, this one -- caring for families half a world away from her home country -- "probably marked me the most."

Being Born Around The World: Traditions, Customs And Superstitions!

BabyCenter | Posted 04.24.2014 | Parents
BabyCenter

Call me optimistic but I feel like a mother's love has the power to do amazing things. The world must agree with me to some extent, otherwise, why would we go through such lengths to celebrate new life?

Every Child's Wishes And Dreams Matter

Amanda Peet | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Amanda Peet

As a social worker, my Mom dedicated her career to helping other people. After she retired, she volunteered helping immigrant students prepare for their GEDs. Because of her, I've always been curious about other countries and cultures, and have tried to find ways to help people in need.

Congo's Hero Women: Creating A Different Future

Neema Namadamu | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact
Neema Namadamu

Our extended family and community would continually challenge her investment in me, my mother brazenly, if not defiantly, went to great lengths to support me and protect my opportunity for a different future to the one they all expected.

Protect, Nurture, Love: The Shared Stories Of Women

Anne Geddes | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Anne Geddes

Protect. Nurture. Love. That has been my mantra for the past 30 years of my career as a photographer. I believe that all moms change lives -- and together, we have the ability to change the world for the better -- one newborn at a time.

When Moms Get Out Front

Kelsey Wirth | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Kelsey Wirth

As mothers, we are called to protect, and our protective force has never been more needed.

The Universal Truths Of Motherhood

Devi Ramachandran Thomas | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Devi Ramachandran Thomas

Describing motherhood properly is like trying to describe Persephone's emergence from Hades and feeling the warmth of the sun's rays for the first time. Motherhood has warmed my heart and tickled my soul in ways I hadn't even imagined, in ways I am still too tongue-tied to describe.

Mothers Are Warriors

Victoria Justice | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Victoria Justice

Every mother wants their daughter to be able to follow her dreams. My mom gave me that gift and as this Mother's Day approaches, I hope we can all help the mothers and girls around the world who need a voice and our support to gain access to the basic rights that we take for granted.

Learning From Strong Women

Nigel Barker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Nigel Barker

Watching my mother and grandmother taught me so much -- seeing them nurture people and animals showed me, through their actions, what mattered most. They made so many sacrifices for our family, and they set the standard. They inspired me from childhood to volunteer and advocate for those less fortunate.

Women And Girls Are The Power And Potential For Positive Change

Pat Mitchell | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Pat Mitchell

We see so many girls and women making huge positive changes in their communities. When doors are closed to women, those societies and the world are losing.

Girl Up Teen Advisors Surprise Their Moms In The Most Beautiful Way

Melissa Hillebrenner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Melissa Hillebrenner

Girl Up is dedicated to improving the lives of girls around the world and empowering them to give their hearts to make this world a better place. We asked our Teen Advisors about their mothers.. and then filmed the answers with their mothers watching.

Mothers Give Possibility And Hope

Monique Coleman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Monique Coleman

It is embedded in the fabric of so many mothers to instill this idea that anything is possible for their children, by being willing to do everything they can to get those kids on the right path.

Motherhood Is A Woman's Greatest Challenge

Angélica Fuentes | Posted 04.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Angélica Fuentes

The birth of our children is a miracle of love that transforms us, our daily routine, thoughts, hierarchies and interests. Despite all of this, I wanted to be the same woman as I had always been. I could only begin to guess that this challenge would bring me the greatest learning of my life.