I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central for Urbini. I received information from Urbini to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Mom Voyáge is a community of mom bloggers sharing their experiences in motherhood from all around the world. Featured contributors on the website come from the Netherlands, France, Britain, Holland, Japan, China, and Australia as well as the US. With Mom Voyáge, you can gain a global perspective on how parents name their children, what pregnancy myths exist around the world, and many other parenting and mom-inspired topics. I’ve been spending some time on the site and appreciate the high quality of content it offers–particularly on important topics like pregnancy and childbirth.
Although I don’t believe I’ll be birthing any babies anytime soon (I do have five!), I love the articles on Mom Voyáge. One that I found particularly interesting, was Baby Shower Traditions – A Cultural Comparison. In Costa Rica, they celebrate the pending arrival of a little one with a tea party known as a “té de canastilla” (basket tea). While in France, the baby shower isn’t held until the child’s first birthday. At the celebration, both men and women are invited and gifts are given both to the baby and the mother. I love learning about culture and traditions, especially as it relates to motherhood.
I really could have used a resource like Mom Voyáge when I was pregnant for the first time. I was a teen mom and felt very alone and isolated. There were always a million questions–should I feel like this, will I need that, and so on and not many places to get the answers. Asking family and friends resulted in a barrage of information and unless I took notes, I’d never remember all of their advice and recommendations. It helps to have a site like Mom Voyáge, which you can reference over and over again. There is such a wide variety of topics covered on Mom Voyáge, you’re bound to find the answers to all of your questions. And learn a little about pregnancy and parenting in other parts of the world, too.
I highly recommend you check it out the Mom Voyáge website if you’re a mom or expecting.