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Global Mom Relay

Why Moms Matter

Aaron Sherinian | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Aaron Sherinian

Even with more than 8,000 miles, an ocean and harsh daily realities dividing them, Felisa and Nyanwour have more in common than you would realize.

Carrying On My Mother's Mission: Education for Girls

Eva Shang | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Eva Shang

Because of my mother, it has always seemed self-evident that girls could do anything they set their minds to, as long as they were given the chance to get an education. Unfortunately, many girls in the developing world are never afforded that opportunity.

On the Fierce Determination of Mothers Who Inspire Me

Meredith Barnett | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Meredith Barnett

Life can be terribly unfair. But there are so many people out there, dozens of whom I heard from today, who are doing something to make the world a better place -- for children, for mothers, and by extension, for all of us.

We Must Give Every Child a Shot at a Healthy Life

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen | Posted 05.09.2013 | Impact
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Vaccines have saved the lives of over 20 million children globally, but continued support from the U.S. and other global players is critical to sustaining this progress.

WATCH: Mom+Social In New York City

Posted 05.09.2013 | Impact

As the 60-day-long Global Mom Relay comes to a close, the UN Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, The Huffington Post and BabyCenter have joined hands for a...

60 Days Of Stories: The Global Mom Relay

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Sunday is Mother's Day, one of the year's high points of gratitude. So as we honor the mothers among us (and those no longer among us), there's no better time to tap into that gratitude and draw on the qualities that make mothers such a force for good -- their generosity, their nurturing, their unconditional love. We're doing that with two initiatives, the Global Mom Relay and Mom+Social, both harnessing the power of motherhood and social media to improve the lives of mothers and children around the world. In the course of the Relay, we've heard a range of voices, and each time you share a post, a $5 donation is made by Johnson & Johnson and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. And there's still time to join.

How Moms Can Change the World

Ann Curry | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Ann Curry

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg As a journalist, I've had the opportunity to meet with mothers around the world who are facing tough challenges in war zones and remote areas without access to medical care for themselves and their children. This is unacceptable.

Dispatches From India

Sophie Blackall | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Sophie Blackall

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Motherhood is a universal bond. We all want our children to be healthy and happy. I was so inspired to see so many mothers here embracing the idea of immunization -- giving their children a shot at life.

Every Woman, Every Child

Mrs Ban Soon-taek | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Mrs Ban Soon-taek

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg I travel as the wife of the United Nations Secretary-General, but I view their struggles and triumphs through the lens of my experiences as a mother and grandmother.

The Power of One Mom

Carly Fiorina | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Carly Fiorina

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg In developing countries, women are disproportionately affected by the challenges of extreme poverty yet time and time again find the courage to provide a brighter future for their children.

On Reparenting

Pilar Guzman | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Pilar Guzman

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Allowing family narrative to evolve, however painful the initial reopening of the wound, allows you to cherry-pick the best of your parents' gifts with clarity and pass them along to the next generation.

Hard Work, Education -- Rinse, Repeat

Guy Kawasaki | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Guy Kawasaki

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg A simple summary of my life is that my parents worked very hard so that I could have a great education, and I took that education and worked very hard to get where I am. I would like my kids' lives to be exactly the same.

There's No One Way to Approach Motherhood

Anne Geddes | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Anne Geddes

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg As long as your child is in a safe and stable environment, is confident of your love, and has many other people who love them, whatever your personal choice is, they'll be fine.

All Mothers Deserve to Share Their Kids' Milestones

Sasha Alexander | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Sasha Alexander

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg As mothers, we are bound not only to help protect our own children, but all children. Vaccines provide a safety net; the more we vaccinate, the more society is protected from sometimes-fatal diseases.

Why I'm Happy To Be a Doctor in the 21st Century

Harvey Karp | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Harvey Karp

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Three key tools help mothers today shield their little ones from harm. Two are extremely simple: clean water and nutritious food. But the third is one of the most complex and brilliant creations of science: immunizations.

We Are Global Daughters

Olivia Culpo | Posted 06.28.2013 | Impact
Olivia Culpo

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Our experiences as Miss Universe and Miss USA instill within us a global outlook. That's what the Global Mom Relay speaks to -- women and men and children coming together in support of solutions for moms and kids that will benefit us all.

7 Moms I Admire

Randi Zuckerberg | Posted 04.26.2013 | Impact
Randi Zuckerberg

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Today, I wanted to highlight seven women whom I admire for reaching towards their career dreams, supporting worthwhile causes and raising beautiful families.

Everything Will Be Better in the Morning

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 04.25.2013 | Impact
Kristin van Ogtrop

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg My mother was talking about more than energy level and circadian rhythm. It's also an expression of the belief that the future will be an improvement upon the past. It is about faith, determination and progress.

A Shot at the 'American Dream' of Entrepreneurship

Jennifer 'JJ' Davis | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Jennifer 'JJ' Davis

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg What we know is that the rise of women-owned businesses and increasing the talent pool is essential to global economic growth and to giving kids, especially in the poorest parts of the world, a chance for a better life.

Preventing Polio: A Shot Away From an Equal Shot

Dennis Ogbe | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact
Dennis Ogbe

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg No mother should suffer like my mother did by watching her child suffer, when there is a proven vaccine available to prevent it.

Motherhood Transcends Borders and Cultures

Amanda Peet | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Amanda Peet

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg The international supply of vaccines is not the problem, it's making sure moms and their children have access to them that is the major issue... it's so frustrating to know that we have the medicine, without being able to deliver it.

No Limits for Women and Girls

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg The Global Fund for Women has been a game-changer, a bridge builder and a force for constantly widening the circle of the movement for women's rights.

Lucky Like Beatrice

Kate Grant | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Kate Grant

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Not every woman is lucky enough to give birth in a modern delivery room, like I was. But no woman, anywhere, should have to suffer a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into this world.

Celebrities Join Influential Online Moms to Launch Global Mom Relay Video

Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact

Celebrities and top mom bloggers gathered in New York City's Times Square last week for the premiere of the Global Mom Relay video. The video messa...

How One Kenyan Woman Fueled Jill Sheffield's Life's Work

Jennifer James | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Jennifer James

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Most of us can think back on the precise moment or person who has affected our life's work. A week in Kenya did it for me. I came back to the States with an immense fire to lend my voice to women and mothers who are often voiceless.