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Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.
Some people come to doula work from a deep commitment to helping women have the same type of birth experiences they had or at least hope to have someday. I am just the opposite. (via The Birth of a Doula | The Right Hand Mom)
I want you to stop for a second and think about how many times already today you’ve used water. If you’re like me, you got up and flushed a toilet. You may have brushed your teeth and even showered. If you’re really healthy, you started your day with a glass of water or even a steaming mug of lemon water. And all of this was before you even left the house to start the day. You’ll use countless other gallons as you go about your day and unless you’re paying too much for a bottle in a convenience store, you won’t give it much thought. (via World Water Day | The Right Hand Mom)
Just a few short years ago I did not have such a healthy relationship with food and not for the reasons you might expect. Back then, money was tight. I mean, really tight. We were over-spent, underpaid and in debt up to our eyeballs. My husband worked but I no longer did and the money coming in was not enough. And yet, no matter the income, I still had three kids to feed. (via Let’s Work for No Kid Hungry | The Right Hand Mom)
Much of the world doesn’t share our fortune. Acording to UN statistics, more than one in six people worldwide , don’t have access to improved water sources. That means 1 in 6 people not only can’t drink the water without being sick, they may not even have access to water of any kind within miles of their house. Think about the amount of time you switch on a sink during the day. How about reach for a glass or bottle of water? How often? Now imagine not having that option, ever. (via H20 is Life | The Right Hand Mom)
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the inner-workings of your own home and forget there is a larger world out there. When you’re a parent, it’s almost an occupational hazard, this focus on what’s inside your own house. But another occupational hazard of motherhood is the growing empathy for all children, whether they’re yours or not. (via A Plea for Our Children | The Right Hand Mom)
We’re all about babies here at The Right Hand Mom. We have babies, we support women who birth them and we love writing about babies. And, today marks 39 years since I was a baby, so it’s fitting then that today’s M.a.D Monday topic be, you guessed it, babies. (via M.a.D About Babies: Shanti Uganda | The Right Hand Mom)
My oldest was biking up and down our street today knocking on doors to sell Girl Scout cookies. I was both proud of her and terrified for her. She was only knocking on doors of people we knew and she was only riding on our stree which is short and full of lovely neighbors, but still she was alone and as someone who has watched nearly every move she has made for ten years, this prospect makes me nervous. (via M.a.D Monday: The Number Should Be Zero | The Right Hand Mom)
After a week of gluttony, it may seem strange that I’m writing about world hunger. But, it seems I’m never more aware of all that we have than during this season. So it makes sense then that on this last day of 2012, a day of reflection, that we talk about giving. (via M.a.D Monday: World Food Programme | The Right Hand Mom)
This is Elizabeth. Elizabeth lives in Uganda and supports her six children by selling vegetables at the Namatala market. This is a hard way to make a living as the product doesn’t stay fresh for long and there is stiff competition. Imagine having to feed and clothe your kids off the money made selling vegetables at a market every day. Imagine how hard that would be, not knowing if you can even do enough every day. Now look at Elizabeth’s smile and know that all she wants in life for her children is that they will “eat well, dress well, and get a good education.” (via Gifts that Literally Keep Giving: 1000Shillings | The Right Hand Mom)
Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Emmys, Grammys, and Oscars, but let’s not pretend the winners of those awards are doing anything world-changing. Yes, there is beauty in art and beauty is necessary, but wouldn’t it be nice if we rolled out the red carpet and idolized people who are saving lives and making the world a safter place to live? Luckily, you get to do just that.
The wonderful folks at Save the Children, along with partners like Medtronic Foundation, The Merck Company Foundation, and Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare, and supporting partners GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Time Inc have created The Real Awards, a global award program to develop greater appreciation for health care workers around the world and the life-saving and enhancing care they provide.