One Mom: Role Mommy of the Week
As a blogger, I always find it amazing how some of the women I have met along my journey truly have the power to effect real change in our world. Emily McKhann and Cooper Monroe are two of those women. The pair are the founders of The Motherhood and over the years, have been at the forefront of movements to support and protect mothers and families worldwide.
This year, the pair embarked on an unbelievable journey along with eight other inspiring mom bloggers as part of a trip spearheaded by One Mom, a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers.
During a recent visit to Kenya, the One Mom bloggers traveled throughout the region, meeting mothers, holding babies, sharing hugs and shedding tears - all in a mission to raise awareness about the plight of women and families in Kenya who struggle to survive and thrive in this third world nation. Last night, ABC News selected One Moms as their person of the week and this Monday, the One Moms will be featured on Good Morning America. What you can tell from the video of their journey is that these women were truly moved and motivated by what they saw. As some of the most vocal and passionate women in the blogosphere, these writers will continue to raise awareness by sharing their stories and urging other moms to spread the word. Below is a widget from the One Mom campaign where you too can pledge your support. We urge you to join the movement and visit OneMom.org for more information on how you can help.
Welcome home Cooper, Emily and all the One Moms...you truly are Role Mommies!