Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day! The Top 10 Best Places to Be a Mom Are . . .

Happy Mother's Day everyone! How about this lovely card from the National Organization for Women?

Save the Children just released their State of the World's Mothers Report 2010. You guessed it, the USA is still not the best place to live if you are a mom. This year we rank 28, down from 27 last year. The top 10 best places to be a mother are: Norway, Australia, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. All of these nations offer moms paid maternity leave, quality childcare, healthcare, and a host of other family friendly policies.

You can sign the Mothers Matter and Caregivers Count petition here. Tell Congress that the mothers of America deserve more than a bouquet of flowers and box of candy. Every mother is a working mother! Send your own Mother's Day e-card via the National Organization for Women.

Also, "this Mother's Day, NOW is working with dozens of national partners to ensure that we RATIFY WOMEN! now. Please ask your Senators to celebrate Mother's Day by showing their support for the CEDAW Treaty."