Every Mother Counts is celebrating the Summer of Sisterhood. We've created a "Summer Bucket List" that we want to share with you and your sisterhood. Whether it's your actual sisters or other women you have a close connection with, your mom, friends, neighbors, fellow athletes, female colleagues, midwives, your daughters, their daughters, their friends, your cabin mates at camp, your lemonade stand cohorts, your Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest community—it’s your sisterhood.
And we believe there's another sisterhood that connects us all—the Sisterhood of Motherhood. Bound by this universal experience, mothers the world over form a kind of sisterhood. What we learn in becoming a mom is how much we need the support of our sisters. Whether it's to vent to and commiserate with or share a story about something we did or didn't do for our little one or to share a proud moment, its healthy and necessary to emotionally, and sometimes literally support one another in times of need. And it's that sisterhood that we aspire to cultivate globally when we talk about maternal health.
When most people learn about the global tragedy of maternal mortality they are naturally horrified but most moms get fired up, outraged even, and want to take action.
If you are looking for a summer project or a way to give back... if you have any down time at all this summer, look no further than the Every Mother Counts' Bucket List. We hope you'll choose at least one and share it with your sisters. Some are designed to help you learn more about these interrelated issues, some are intended to help support vulnerable girls and women around the world and some are just about connecting to one another. Together we can make a difference.
Summer Bucket List
Join our book club and explore an array of stories, narratives, and memoirs. Read about different perspectives of motherhood, women’s roles in society, and enjoy some Q&As we exchanged with some of the authors to get the inside scoop.
Have a lemonade stand with your children and promote maternal health awareness at the same time! This activity is a great way to have fun with your kids, while also sharing with your community an opportunity to help women in need around the world.
No, that's not a hint. But if you ARE doing some cleaning, why not make it count? We have a list of ideas for donating things that you may no longer need but that might help your fellow mothers both here in the U.S. and abroad.
The Sisterhood of Motherhood is never stronger than when we share stories from our children. Celebrate your children’s expressions of how much you matter to them as a mother.