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british bloggers in bangladesh: say that 3 times fast

Courtesy of Sleep is for the Weak
Despite the fact that Babes About Town is a resource & events blog for young parents in London -- not NYC -- I love reading about what they're up to across the pond.  Perhaps it's because of that recurring dream where I live next door to Queen Elizabeth, I'm not sure.  At any rate, reading this blog makes me excited about one day sharing my love of this great European city with Baby S.

I recently read on the site about 3 local mummy bloggers who were invited on a trip to Bangladesh by Save The Children, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families around the world.  Goal of the trip?  To highlight the work being done in the country, and to raise awareness of the immense poverty and hardships that children in 3rd world countries experience on a daily basis.

From a blogger's perspective, I have to say I think this project is completely brilliant.  I will write about poopy diapers, teething and the latest gadgets till I'm blue in the face (which is fine & good because this is my space to do that) as it is for all the mom bloggers out there -- the community is a fantastic resource -- but this project is recognizing our powerful voice and using it to help make a difference.

Courtesy of Sleep is for the Weak
The 3 Bloggin' Mamas sent to Bangladesh:

Sian To @ Mummy Tips
Josie George @ Sleep is for the Weak
Eve Keogan @ Nixdminx

If you choose to read one post, I think Josie George's Beauty & Horror: Two Sides to Bangladesh really sums up their trip in an authentic, yet beautiful, way.  I am not naive enough to think that poverty can be erased overnight -- much less in my lifetime -- but we CAN do a better job of keeping it in the forefront of our minds.  With that said, I applaud Sian, Josie and Eve for taking on this task and sharing with their readers the great work of Save the Children.

For ways you can help, please click here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read Josie's blog. Very tragic and meaningful. Thanks for recommending it.

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