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Catching Up with Global Mom Relay

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We’re in the final hours of the first leg of the Global Mom Relay If you haven’t heard about it, Global Mom Relay is a first-of-its-kind online conversation about motherhood. Leg 1 of the Global Mom Relay was focused on driving donations to Girl Up – an organization all about uniting girls to change the world. Each day, there is a new post from leading voices around the globe. Every time you share a new post on Facebook, Twitter or email, or donate $5 or more as part of the relay, a $5 donation (up to $62,500 per week or $125,000 every two weeks) will be donated by Johnson & Johnson and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to one of four initiatives, like Girl Up, that are helping women and children lead healthy and happy lives. There were some amazing and powerful stories shared during this first leg. If you’re just getting familiar with the Relay, we’re here to share the best Relay posts of the last two weeks – there’s still time to share and donate! Over $50,000 has been donated so far.

Get Inspired By These Posts from the Global Mom Relay, Leg 1

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Melinda Gates shared a message that will resonate with every mom – we want to bring “every good thing” to our daughters and children.

Adrianna Logalbo recounted her personal experience with a Kenyan woman named Anna, who is the mother of six children. Anna is now receiving monthly supplies of vitamins and minerals to help protect her young children from malnutrition.She is empowered to rewrite her children’s future.

What’s the best advice you ever received as a mom? Lisa Belkin of the Huffington Post shared hers: ask for help. It’s such a simple piece of advice, and yet one that moms are sometimes afraid to ask for. But as we ask for help, we’re also called to give it to other moms around the globe.

Ugandan mother of eight and pastor Milly Businge wrote a very inspirational post about how all mothers are agents of change. Mothers can not only nurture their children’s dreams, but pave the way for them to be realized.

2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Team captain Rebecca Soni believes that where a girl is born should never dictate how big she can dream, and she shares how we can all have a hand in helping girls reach for the stars.

Finally, our very own Anu Gupta beautifully weaves together her work to fight global health issues and her role as mom with her important message of Kiss Those Tiny Feet.We think you’ll find something to treasure or inspire in each one of these posts.

Join The #GlobalMom Conversation Tomorrow on Twitter!

Tomorrow marks the first of four very special Twitter chats that are being held as part of the Global Mom Relay. Join @GirlUp and the other voices who shared their stories during leg 1 of the Relay Thursday, March 21st at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST. Follow along at hashtag #GlobalMom as mom share advice and talk about education and empowerment issues for girls.

You’ll also get a sneak peek into leg 2 of the Relay, which will spotlight the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and will involve many more inspirational and moving stories from moms just like you.

We hope you’ll join the relay and help women and girls live happier, healthier lives!

Gigi Ross is a wife mom of two kids (a 10 year-old boy and an 8 year-old girl) living in San Diego, CA. Gigi works as a content and community manager for Johnson & Johnson. A blogger and writer in her spare time, Gigi’s work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Babble, BlogHer and Mamapedia. She keeps her personal blog at KludgyMom.

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