International Women’s Day is day of beauty, hope, encouragement and a reminder that while we have come so far, we still have far to go. A day to be thankful and a day to remember those who yearn for something to be thankful for. It’s a day to educate ourselves and learn how we can help the women around the world. (via Carrying The World On My Hip: International Women’s Day)
You might remember my post about nominating a healthcare worker for The Real Awards back in November. Well now it is time to vote! And voting ends tomorrow so hop to it! Read through all the inspirational entries here then vote for the one that you feel deserves it the most.
Maternity Worldwide is working to change this reality. Maternity Worldwide is charity, with no religious affiliations, that works with local communities and governments to meet the needs of the women in some of the poorest areas. It started out of frustrations of a small group of public health professional who saw deaths in childbirth that could be prevented. (via Carrying The World On My Hip: No Mom Should Die During Childbirth - Save a Life)
It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the needs in our world today. Sometimes we become so overwhelmed that we shut down, we stop caring. We feel that there is no way that “I” can make a difference in the millions of lives in need. That is true. “I” can’t save millions. But I can help someone and so can you and so can another person and another person….TOGETHER…we can save millions. But it takes you and me, not just me and not just you. (via Carrying The World On My Hip: Together WE Are Stronger - World Food Programme)
As a registered nurse, I am quiet fond of healthcare workers. Healthcare workers see people at all stages of life and in all emotional states. We see you when you are at your worst and sometimes when you are at your best. We help you when you do not want help. We help you when you cannot help yourself. Helping you is not just our job, but our passion.
Newborn Heart Defect Screening Day is to encourage you to ask your doctor (or your pediatrician) to do a simple, external test of the oxygen level in your newborns capillaries. By doing a simple check of a newborns oxygen reading by pulse oximeter (pulse ox), doctors can detect low oxygen levels which can lead to finding a heart defect in your child.
To me, social media for social good means being the voice for the voiceless. We all have an influence and we can all do something to help make this world a better place. With social media we can use that to stand up for the girl who is trapped in a brothel, the mom who longs for a safe pregnancy and safe delivery of her unborn child, the child who needs clean drinking water or lifesaving vaccines. Social media gives us an amplifier for our voice. Because of social media, moms like me can make a difference from within the walls of their own home in the midst of diaper changes.
Samantha is a mom, wife, registered nurse, basic life support instructor, new blogger and soon to be childbirth educator who lives in Nashville, TN with her husband of 5 years, 20 month old daughter, and 6 year old golden retriever.
She blogs about her family life, passion for helping others, volunteering with her toddler, health concerns, and social issues.
As a new parent, Samantha realized that the future of the world lies in the hands of parents and whether children are taught to love or hate. She realized that how she and her husband raise their daughter will determine how she views the world. Samantha chooses love. We are all Carrying The World On Our Hip.