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22 hours of labor. Contractions two to four minutes apart. Total dilation: 2.5 cm. Final result: an emergency c-section. This was my birth experience with my first son. In situations like these, the mother risks dying in labor and the newborn is more susceptible to succumbing to the stresses of labor as well. Thank goodness we were blessed with our circumstances. I could have easily been one of the millions of women that Save The Children report on, who die every year from childbirth. (via Global Awareness: Save The Children Ending Newborn Deaths Report)
Friday wrapped up our first week back to school. It’s been a return to old and new routines, schedules, earlier bed times, and stricter diets. My oldest returned to his private school and my youngest started kindergarten after sitting out a year due to illness. The last 18 months haven’t only been a whirlwind of travel but also struggle and ultimately perseverance. At the end of the day, even with all that we’ve been through, we know that we are blessed. Whether it’s public or private school, our kids have an opportunity to go to school. There are a few things that we know. (via Opportunity International - Education Initiative Gives Kids A Chance)
March 8th is International Women’s Day. It’s a day celebrated around the world. The day has been observed since the early 1900’s and today, it is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present, and future. It honors the work of the Suffragettes, those early pioneers for women’s rights to vote, celebrating women’s success, and reminding us of inequities still to be redressed. (via International Women’s Day 2013: Continuing The Fight For Equity)
Coincidentally, I had this post on my writing list and will be turning it into a broader teaching moment for my son. His science book looks at animals but I will generalize it for him, to illustrate what limited resources like clean water can do to people. Ironically, when I make this decision, a faucet in my kitchen drips quietly and consistently. Feeling guilty, I tighten the handle to stop the waste. (via Clean Water, Safe Water: WaterAid Deals With Global Access Issues)