Lauren Balog

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ONE Moms Book Club November: ‘Mothers of Intention’

ONE Moms Book Club November: ‘Mothers of Intention’

This is the first in a series of monthly book picks from our ONE Mom bloggers. Stay tuned for the next selection in December. Books can do a lot of things; they can inspire us. They can teach us; they can move us to action. Books can transport us to another time and place. The…...
Join ONE and (RED) for a Twitter event on AIDS

Join ONE and (RED) for a Twitter event on AIDS

Tomorrow, ONE and (RED) will team up to join BabyCenter, BlogFrog and ABC’s Million Moms Challenge for the Baby Shower for Global Good.   Photos from ONE’s last Twitter party. It was a lot of fun!The Baby Shower for Global Good is an 8-hour online party that will be held on Twitter (#AMillionMoms) and in…...
Making Halloween fair trade

Making Halloween fair trade

Every Halloween, I try to make conscious choices about my candy purchases. I know many like-minded people are the same and want to be sure that their purchases aren’t contributing to the extreme poverty that we all work to eradicate on a daily basis. But it’s hard –- where do you start? How do you…...

Take action against AIDS with ONE Moms

ONE mom can make a difference; she can tell another mom’s story. She can help a child with homework; she can tweet, blog and use her voice for mothers in the world’s poorest places. It only takes ONE mom to inspire hope. Next week, the moms who traveled with ONE to Kenya will be in…...
Invest in women — it pays

Invest in women — it pays

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Ministers of Health Millennium Development Goal 5 Forum, hosted by the Princess of Africa Foundation, Women Deliver, Strategies for International Development and Vestergaard Frandsen. The forum convened to discuss ways to advance issues surrounding women and girls in the world’......
ONE Moms discuss how to #blog4good

ONE Moms discuss how to #blog4good

With all the high-level meetings happening at the UN last week, ground-breaking commitments being made at the Clinton Global Initiative, and inspirational talks by the likes of Desmond Tutu, Jose Andres, Elie Wiesel and Christy Turlington at the Social Good Summit, it’s easy to forget what everyday folks can do to make last......
In case you missed it: ONE Moms on ABC

In case you missed it: ONE Moms on ABC

This past Friday, David Muir from ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” named our ONE Moms as ABC’s “Person of the Week!” The segment is below, along with an additional longer form segment that ran on Good Morning America the following morning. Thank you to everyone who tuned in! video platformvideo managem......
Watch our ONE Moms on the news this weekend

Watch our ONE Moms on the news this weekend

Two American moms with their Kenyan counterparts. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE Last week, ONE took 10 mom bloggers on a trip to Kenya. This trip was the first step in cultivating the amazing energy of thousands of American moms who have the power to help save millions of lives through simple actions they can take…...
We’ve landed in Kenya! Follow us all this week

We’ve landed in Kenya! Follow us all this week

View of Kibera from the railroad tracks. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE After more than 20 hours of flight time and a full day of travel time, we have made it Nairobi, Kenya. All of us here on the ground are exhausted, but excited about the upcoming week. We can’t wait to share it all with…...
Have you signed up to be a ONE Mom yet?

Have you signed up to be a ONE Mom yet?

The ONE Moms are moms (and those who love them) who support our effort to spotlight African women who are driving Africa’s economy forward and providing brighter futures for Africa’s children. Anyone can be a ONE Mom – and you should still sign up, even if you’re already a ONE member! To kick off our…...

Follow our mom bloggers as they travel to Kenya

Tabitha and her son, John, in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Riccardo Gangale for GAVI. From July 23 to 30, ONE will be taking 10 mom bloggers to Kenya to experience issues that women living in extreme poverty face every day. These moms will be experiencing the issues of extreme poverty as told through the lens…...

Every Day Is Mother’s Day media roundup

A week ago, we launched our Every Day Is Mother’s Day page along with our Mother’s Day video featuring former First Lady Laura Bush. What a week it has been! Since the launch, our video has been viewed nearly 7,000 times, and the video as well as our new Mom Advisory Council has gotten some…...

Say hello to our new mom bloggers!

Earlier today, we released our exclusive Mother’s Day message from former First Lady Laura Bush. We see Mrs. Bush’s message as the best possible kick-off for ONE’s latest effort, Make Every Day Mother’s Day, a combination of storytelling, blog posts and social media actions, to help expand our understanding of how......

Win ONE merchandise from Marie Claire!

This month, ONE has partnered with Marie Claire magazine as the online daily giveaway sponsor. Every day of the month, you can enter to win a piece (or pieces) of ONE merchandise! Examples of the giveaways include our hand painted pashminas, the Timbuk2 and ONE messenger bag and assorted merchandise bundles. You can visit the......

Newt Gingrich: Invest in development, improve national security

This past week, I had the opportunity to hear former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speak at the US Global Leadership Coalition’s (USGLC) Putting Smart Power to Work event in Washington, D.C. The former speaker spoke at length about the need for an effective international affairs budget and emphasized the need for s......