More than 100,000 moms and 30 partners uniting in action

Share our message and help boost health and happiness for moms and babies everywhere

A 101 on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (with gifs!)

This week, United Nations Member States continue the intergovernmental negotiations on the “post-2015 development agenda.” Yes, that’s a wonky sentence – but the post-2015 agenda, a framework to address pressing global challenges over the next 15 years, will have a big real-world impact, so we want to spend a minute breaking down what the agenda […]

  • 3 days ago
  • Global Moms Challenge
  • Article

Newsday Tuesday: The End Of Child Marriage in Malawi

We are overjoyed by this news: Two weeks ago, child marriage was outlawed in Malawi. The Marriage, Divorce, and Family Relations Bill increases the legal age of marriage from age 15 to age 18. More than half of teenage girls in Malawi drop out of school and are married before age 18, commonly enduring a […]

  • 3 days ago
  • Global Moms Challenge
  • Article

We All Want to Belong

I’ve had the amazing opportunity to live in five countries and 10 cities throughout my life—and partly because of being in a military family as a child, I’ve moved houses more than 40 times. Sometimes I have to stop and think about where “home” is and what the concept really means. Is it a place? […]

  • 7 days ago
  • Chrysula Winegar
  • Article

Climate Change Means Tougher Conditions for Moms and Babies

UN COP21 Paris 2015. Sounds a little confusing? United Nations Climate Conference of Parties 21 in Paris 2015. Sound even more confusing? We thought so too. With all the acronyms flying around, it is easy to feel like the Climate Change Summit coming up in Paris later this year doesn’t include us. But as Global […]

  • 1 week ago
  • Winifred Pritchett
  • Article

Newsday Tuesday: Healing Babies with Light

Jaundice is a condition experienced by one in six newborns every year in the United States. It shows up as a yellow tint to baby’s skin and in the white part of their eyes. It is a sign there’s too much  bilirubin  in the baby’s  blood.  Most babies have mild jaundice, which usually gets better […]

  • 1 week ago
  • Global Moms Challenge
  • Article

Condoms: a practical history of prevention

The day of love, Valentine’s Day, is also International Condom Day. Our guest post from Sara Goff, from the Maternal Child Survival Program Communications team, shares the history of this contraception standard and why it still matters very much for all of us. Clever love-makers of old repurposed linens and animal intestines into practical devices […]

  • 2 weeks ago
  • Global Moms Challenge
  • Article

Global Moms in Action: Leticia Barr Finds Beauty through Disaster

Welcome our latest post for Global Moms in Action, where we honor and celebrate moms like you who are working hard to improve life for moms and babies around the world. We asked Leticia Barr, a mom and technology blogger in Washington, DC, a few questions about the great volunteer work she is doing to […]

  • 2 weeks ago
  • Global Moms Challenge
  • Article

Newsday Tuesday: A Few Chibok Girls Go to School Again

This April will mark a year since Boko Haram, a terrorist group operating in Nigeria, kidnapped almost 300 girls from their school in Chibok. Only 57 students escaped. The location of the 219 girls still in captivity is unknown but it is assumed the girls have been forced into marriage and child-bearing.     The […]

  • 2 weeks ago
  • Global Moms Challenge
  • Article

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s one of our favorite holidays – the day of love! Join us for this quick round up of last minute Valentine’s Day ideas that will stretch your love all around the world. It’s always about love at Bloom + Grace –purchasing their products ensures vaccines are donated to kids who need them, and artisans […]

  • 3 weeks ago
  • Global Moms Challenge
  • Article

Girls Deserve Better

We’re in the midst of annual check-ups for my kids. Understandably, as the children get older, the doctor’s inspection of their bodies gets more uncomfortable for them. The routine review of growth and development of their private parts created more than a few questions this year for my younger kids. The older kids were relieved […]

  • 3 weeks ago
  • Chrysula Winegar
  • Article
More From The Blog

Find more stories and conversations on our social networks.