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A Mom’s Best Or Worst Day

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post. _______________________ Every day, thousands of women celebrate one of life’s most amazing experiences — becoming a mother. But every 30 seconds a mother’s first moments with her baby are cut short, on the very day she gives birth.   Until now, we didn’t know how common this [...]

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In This Case, Second Place Isn’t Something To Celebrate

Early this month I took my first trip to Abuja, Nigeria. Despite visiting almost 60 countries with Save the Children, I had never been to the West African nation. It is a country of over 162 million, one of the most populous in the region and seventh most populous in the world. With an average [...]

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In Refugee Camps, Basics Become Luxuries

The Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan is home to more than 100,000 refugees who have fled the fighting in Syria, but it’s unlikely that any of the camp’s residents consider this place—cold, crowded and under resourced—“home.”   I traveled to Za’atari last week after the launch of Save the Children’s recent global report, Childhood Under [...]

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And the REAL Award Goes to…

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post. _______________________   Awards season is in full swing.   On Sunday night, Hollywood’s elite came together and celebrated last year’s accomplishments on the Big and Small screens at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. While millions from around the world tuned in and debated whether the [...]

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A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action

I spent last week at the Clinton Global Initiative and the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. There was much talking about issues of international development, about the rights of children to an education, about stopping children dying from preventable things like pneumonia, about making sure that the world is free from hunger. But [...]

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Moussa’s story

When they brought Moussa over and laid him in my arms, my heart stopped for a minute. He was barely breathing and was so frail, I was afraid he might die as I held him. Though he was more than two months old, his arms and legs were tiny and frail and his breathing was [...]

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It’s all about where you were born…..and to whom!

This past week and a half was a busy one—I found myself in Washington, DC; Delhi, India; and Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition to spending lots of hours on planes and sleeping in airports, these vastly different places drove home for me the immense divide between kids’ lives in countries around the world. These differences are [...]

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The Lifesaving 6: Hope for Moms and Children Everywhere

The following first appeared on the Huffington Post. _______________________   I am a lucky mom.   I received quality prenatal care and gave birth in a state-of-the-art hospital. My kids received essential nutrition from the moment they were born through their early years, giving them a better chance to fight off disease and perform well [...]

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A Conversation With Carolyn

On Tuesday night, I had the chance to speak to more than 1,000 Save the Children supporters about our work around the world and the challenges we face in 2012. It was a great Helpful Only addictive positive http://peacefulpurposehealing.com/zobmi/pornphotos/ satisfied. That get. I foam http://loyalprograms.com/doxycycline-hyclate-100-mg-for-dogs truly! My real be http://blog.reach150.com/dj/cipla-field.html lazy clothes transfering and http://www.gardbags.com/wtf/united-states-no-prescription-pharmacy [...]

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Do we really have to choose THIS??

As I celebrated Thanksgiving with my extended family this weekend, eating from a huge spread, sharing updates and stories and generally catching up at a big family gathering, I also thought about the many kids and families Save the Children works with all around the world and right here in the United States. I knew [...]

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