I’ve got some fun posts ready for you as we gear up for Mother’s Day on May 12th. Stay tuned for some Mother’s Day gifts that give back, info on Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build event and an interview with new mom Kristin Cavallari!
First things first.
A Google+ Hangout with UNICEF USA
I’m elated to be part of an important discussion on women and girls in developing countries hosted by UNICEF USA. The Google+ Hangout will happen on Monday, May 6, 2013 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. I, along with fellow members of the Global Team of 200 Nicole Melancon and Tawanna Browne, will join UNICEF USA’s CEO Caryl M. Stern and their Deputy Director of Programmes, Survival, Growth and Development, Maniza Zaman. The discussion will be moderated by Mom Bloggers for Social Good founder, Jennifer James. You can find all the detail of the hangout in this G+ link.
From the Discussion Description:
Join +UNICEF USA and +Mom Bloggers for Social Good on May 6 from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT for an in-depth discussion around issues affecting women and girls in developing countries. As experts on the topic and as mothers themselves, participants will examine issues like gender equality in the context of today’s media headlines. We’ll also look at how +UNICEF is addressing these issues around the world and why it’s important for the American public to stay informed.
Visit this Google+ link to join us. If you can’t make it at 2:00pm, I will post a link to the video of the discussion in this post once it’s available.
Update 5/6/13: Here it is! If you joined us, thanks! If not, you can watch the video of our roundtable discussion.
Haikus for Newborns
We’re continuing the conversation about newborn health in a fun and creative way this month. Through haiku!
Social Good Moms and Global Team of 200 members are taking advantage of Twitter’s new line break feature and sharing their very own haikus about newborn health. Below is my haiku.
Babies are dying
Advocate for newborn health
We can be their voice
— Jennifer Barbour (@anotherjenb) May 4, 2013
Want to join us? Write your own haiku (5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, 5 syllables in the third line) for newborn health and share it on Twitter using the hashtags #haiku #newborn2013. Haikus will be added to the Haikus for Newborns Tumblr site.