This Mother's Day we're celebrating the fact that moms are now networked and engaged in ways unimaginable just a decade ago. More than 36 million women are now active in the blogosphere, either publishing or reading blogs. And, by the end of this year, more than 90 percent of moms with kids under age eighteen in our nation are expected to be online.
We are powerfully, substantially, fully "Networked Moms."
Increased Internet access, coupled with new communication technologies--like Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and even emails-- allows women to reach dozens, hundreds, thousands, even millions of other women at one time with a quick press of a button. It's an unbelievably fast moving tool that significantly accelerates communication, education, organizing, and impact.
One example of these rapidly growing networks is the fast growth of MomsRising due to networked friends telling friends: We started with just a handful of members in 2006, and we've grown to over a million members today. MomsRising's highly trafficked blog and social media networks have also grown at a fast pace. We're delighted to share that MomsRising now has over 700 bloggers, including Congresspeople, Cabinet Secretaries, moms with amazing personal stories, policy experts, and more. There's an amazing variety of well-written perspectives, resources, and action links in ONE place: The MomsRising blog.
Networked moms are powerful and we’re everywhere. And we Networked Moms are creating our own new media online-- and are bringing forward topics that have too long been ignored in traditional media outlets.
So in celebration of the growing power of Networked Moms to bring forward critically important topics, for Mother's Day we've gathered together the most popular recent blogs posted on MomsRising right here (Scroll down this page to check it all out).
How to Make a Superhero Cape by Lara from HowDoesShe
Mother Takes on Monsanto, Wins Global Prize by Kristin Schafer ***Shared over 1,000 times on Facebook!
The Real View of Free Formula Samples---Open Your Eyes by Melissa Bartick, MD ***Shared over 1,000 times on Facebook!
The Story Behind My Film "Entre Nos" by Paola Mendoza
Coke Turns 125: Why I'm Not Celebrating by Mike Jacobson
130 Death Row Inmates Have Been Found Innocent Since 1973: Troy Davis' Execution is Set for Tomorrow by Monifa Bandele ***Shared over 1,000 times on Facebook
Wal-Mart's Sick Sick Day Policy by Katie Bethell
It's Not a "Mommy War," It's a War on Moms by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
The Execution of Troy Davis--A Mother's Story by Martina Davis-Correia
TIME: Ask the RIGHT Questions! by Genevieve Colvin