Mothers’ Day (we like the apostrophe after the ‘s’ because we’re celebrating all mothers!) is a big deal around here, because even though it’s a day that originated in the USA, we spend it thinking about mothers everywhere.
For our partners, every day is a day to be mindful of moms and what they need to raise happy, healthy families. They have some gifts that you will love AND that will help moms around the world.
If you want to celebrate the special mothers in your life, or simply send a ‘hint’ to your kids on what to buy you this year, we’ve got the perfect list for you!
From the Mothers’ Day to Fathers’ Day shopping period, March of Dimes is partnering with companies like Martha Stewart Living, The BonTon Stores, Mud Pie, Scentsy, e.p.t. Family Planning Solutions, OralB, Kmart and eBay for its I’m Born To campaign. When you shop, take part in partner promotions or donate wherever you see the imbornto logo, you’ll be helping ensure all babies are born strong and healthy.
Visit www.imbornto.com for more information.
We have absolutely loved diving in to Brigid McConnell’s book of pregnancy and motherhood traditions from around the world. Having a baby is a private miracle, yet it is also the source of so much shared joy. For this reason, women and families in every country and every culture have customs to ensure that the journey into motherhood is marked and remembered. From the favorite proverbs printed on the khangas used to carry African newborns, to the origins of the baby shower and the Japanese ritual where Sumo wrestlers make babies cry, each page of this new book is filled with inspiration, humor, and insight about the beginnings of parenthood. On Becoming a Mother: welcoming your new baby and your new life with wisdom from around the world, by Brigid McConville, is published by Oneworld and available for order here. Proceeds benefit the White Ribbon Alliance.
For $25, you can supply a ‘Cervical Cancer Screening Unit’, which includes vinegar, lights, and swabs to help identify and treat women at risk for the leading cancer killer of women in developing countries. Jhpiego’s incredible work in this area of women’s health has made it a finalist in the CLASSY Awards. Learn more about cervical cancer and how these kits help by watching this video, and buy your kit to send to a woman in need here.
This Mothers’ Day, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is honoring the invaluable role of moms and commemorating the joys of motherhood. They are also shining a spotlight on and rallying support to ensure the health of moms and babies worldwide. Upload your own photo or video celebrating favorite #MOMentos here.
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Go visit our partners now and order some very special gifts for yourself or a mom you love, knowing that you’re supporting our sisters around the world at the same time.