Blog update: The next few weeks

P1010190_SnapseedLife is a whirlwind right now. I just got back from France a week ago and now am soon heading to India on my first-ever trip as a social good blogger! I will be traveling to learn more about the amazing non-profits we work with as a member of the Global Team of 200. I am so incredibly excited I can hardly stand it.


Besides my upcoming travels, I’m also participating in a number of exciting events in honor of Mother’s Day and my advocacy. Here are just a few…

Monday, May 6th: I will be a panelist alongside founder of Global Team of 200/Mom Bloggers for Social Good Jennifer James and two other team members on a Goggle+ hangout interviewing UNICEF USA’s CEO Caryl Stern. We will be talking live about maternal health as well as women and girls. It is bound to be a thrilling conversation and anyone can join in to listen. Here is the information below.

We hope you’ll join us. Find out more on the G+ link.

From the Discussion Description:

Join +UNICEF USA and +Mom Bloggers for Social Good on May 6 from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT for an in-depth discussion around issues affecting women and girls in developing countries. As experts on the topic and as mothers themselves, participants will examine issues like gender equality in the context of today’s media headlines. We’ll also look at how +UNICEF is addressing these issues around the world and why it’s important for the American public to stay informed.

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Wednesday, May 8th: I will be sharing my the story of becoming a mother in honor of the release of Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers 2013 report. This will be an exciting day of around the clock advocacy working to connect all mothers and fathers across the globe in honor of saving the 1 million newborns who die within the first 24 hours of life. This post is going to be a tricky one to write and a tad emotional but I’m ready for the challenge!

Friday, May 10th: I will be participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build here in Minneapolis! I have never donned a hard hat or operated power tools before but I’m ready for the challenge. To read more about Women Build, please check out this post I wrote last week.

It is bound to be a very busy yet inspiring week! No worries….I will be sure to mix in some more posts on my France trip as well to keep the blog interesting. Stay tuned…


  1. you are going to india? steve mcCurry had better move over and make room for you and your amazing images! your dance card is full and inspiring! good luck with all of your projects – you will do well, and we’re here to bask in your stories! z

    • Yes! I mentioned it before but maybe you missed it! I am so excited! I am going with the founder and social blogging guru Jennifer James! I will be the first one of part of the Global Team of 200 to go and am really exciting. We will be meeting with all the social good NGOs we write about and it will be the first time I see them in action in country! 🙂 I don’t know how many pictures I’ll take but I will do my best. I think a lot of time will be spent talking and learning! 🙂 But thanks so much for the encouragement! 🙂

  2. So exciting all around, Nicole! We’re gonna have a ball tomorrow with UNICEF. I believe I found a Habitat project here in Maine as well. Can’t wait to hear all about your trip to India!

    • Thanks so much! Will be busy but I love this stuff. I’m really excited about India and the learning experience it will be. I can’t wait to see firsthand how these NGOs work. 🙂 thanks for the encouragement!

    • Oh I’m tired too LuAnn! It is a little too busy for me right now but I know things will slow down the first week of June, just in time for summer with the kids! 🙂

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