Global Team of 200

Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.

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.

Posts tagged "Jessica Bernstein"

Did you know 2.9 million newborns die during their first month of life each year? To put it in perspective, this number makes up 44% of all child deaths. It doesn’t take an experienced statistician to see that if newborn mortality rates drop, childhood mortality rates will drop significantly as well. Piggybacking on the work which started last year starting with the Global Newborn Health Conference in Johannesburg last April, the Every Newborn Action Plan has been drafted to put newborn survival at the top of the world agenda. (via Save the Children’s New Report on Newborn Health #SocialGoodMoms | peek a baby)

Choose tomorrow to be positive towards the women in your life–whether the women in your family, the women in your community or simply the ones you pass by in the street. Choose to do your part to lessen the negativity. Unfortunately, these days, it seems that one of the biggest enemies towards women’s advancement is other women. (via Take 5 Minutes to Celebrate Women #womensday | peek a baby)

n 2012 Shanti Uganda has assisted in bringing 113 new lives into the world safely and peacefully, tested over 400 mothers and partners for HIV and other STIs, provided 1000 antenatal care appointments and run a weekly infant immunization and family planning program. As the community grows, so do the needs of the organization. (via Help and Empower Ugandan Mothers with Shanti Uganda | peek a baby)

It would be hard to find a person who hasn’t had at least one positive experience with a health care professional. It is important to take a moment to call put those who go above and beyond the call of duty and imbue their profession with an extra dose of humanity. (via Give Kudos to Deserving Health Workers by Voting in the Real Awards (ends today!) | peek a baby)

If it weren’t for a whole host of amazing medical professionals, neither I nor my babies would probably have survived my pregnancies. I was preeclamptic with each of my two pregnancies and had my doctors not known what to look out for or been lax in monitoring me, I might have had a very different outcome. I needed care before, during and after labor. Because I received such a high standard of care, I was even able to avoid having c-sections or any more medical interventions during labor than those that were totally necessary. (via Another Gift that Gives Back: Give the Gift of Safe Birth | peek a baby)

Gifts that Give Back: Support Mothers in Uganda by Buying Beautiful Jewelry | peek a baby

1000 Shillings has a pretty amazing business model.  A group of highly talented women artisans earn capital for their own small businesses by making limited edition jewelry for the company. Each and every product sold through 1000 Shillings helps a woman establish a small business, which enables her to support her family.

It is hard to imagine my life without access to education. November 10th is my birthday. Of the 35 years that I’ve been alive, I have spent about 2/3 of them in some kind of school…elementary, high school, college and graduate school twice. I assume both my son and my daughter will take a similar path. Not once did anybody dare to suggest that because I am a female, I should not be educated.

The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education: A World at School from Education Envoy on Vimeo.

Social good needs to come part in parcel with social media or it’s all for naught. All the time spend building influence with other people, with brands…none of it counts for much if you can’t look yourself in the face in the morning.
“It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it” (Pirkei Avot 2:21)

Global Team of 200 Member: Jessica Kobrin Bernstein

Jessica Kobrin Bernstein is a born and bred New Yorker. An overeducated former teacher, she is now the full time mom of two small children, as well as the founder of peek a baby, a parenting blog. Jessica is also a freelance writer at Momtrends and New York Family Magazine among others. When she’s not writing or running after her kids, she tweets from @peekababy, shares minutia on Facebook and does her part to save the world as part of the Global Team of 200.

(via Help Improve the Global Food System Using the GROW Method #wfd2012 | peek a baby)

It’s so simple to help.

Use less meat. Buy produce in season.  Try not to waste.

You’ll probably even save yourself some hard earned cash–and who can argue with that?

(via International Day of the Girl is 10/11/12 | peek a baby)

Every night, as I sneak into my kids’ rooms and look at their cherubic sleeping faces (when they are sleeping they always seem so angelic, don’t they?) it’s hard to imagine that, in some cultures, my 3 year old daughter would be only a few years shy of being married off to someone without her consent. I can’t imagine her being denied an education or being promised in marriage and becoming a pre-teen mother.