Summer Blog Carnival: Life's Greatest Childhood Milestones
July 25, 2012 BY Elise Glaum
This summer, Shot@Life got a shot at one of life’s greatest milestones, making best friends. We traveled across the country to educate Americans about the importance of increasing access to global vaccines and we made a lot of new friends along the way.
We taught our friends about the fact that every 20 seconds a child dies of a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. We talked to them about childhood and how these children never get to celebrate their 5th birthday, ride their first bicycle and laugh with their best friends. We understood when tears swelled in their eyes as they learned that so many women around the world don't cry when their children die, because with their lack of access to life-saving vaccines, they have come to expect death. Then, we told them there was something they could do to help. We told them that by joining Shot@Life, together we can help give every child a shot at a healthy life.
Turns out our friends are passionate about children, fanatic about global health, obsessive about advocating for a cause, and they are pretty enthusiastic about telling their story for social good as well.
Today’s Shot@Life blog carnival post features the 25 childhood milestones that our new friends want to make sure every child gets a shot at:
Crossing the finish line with Lindsay Martin from Laughing Lindsay
Falling in love with Connie Roberts from Brain Foggles
Swimming in the deep end with Ilina Ewen from Dirt & Noise
Making silly faces with Nicole Melancon from Thirdeyemom
Making wishes come true with Tricia Oakes from Southern Spark
Enjoying recess with Ronda Devereaux from Today’s Mama
Laughing till it hurts with Tresa Edmunds from Reese Dixon
Playing in the leaves with Lisa Collins from Midwest Mammas; Sweeties Freebies
Flying like Superman with Holly Pavlika from Momentum
Riding a bike without training wheels with Myrdin Thompson from Roots and Wings
Birthday celebrations with Kia Slade from Jeans & a T-Shirt
Making imaginary friends with Amy Allen Johnson from Today’s Mama
Making mud pies with Elise Edwards from The Family Lab for Inquiry and Play (Project FLIP!)
Enjoying the first day of Kindergarten with Lindsey Petersen from Evidently & Either Way
Being someone’s Valentine with Lara Dipaola from Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom
Smiling big toothless smiles with Amiyrah Martin from 4 Hats and Frugal
Playdates with Andrea Bates from Good Girl Gone Redneck
Hitting home runs with Stephanie Porter from Frankly My Dear...
Coming in first place with Jessica McFadden from A Parent in America
Taking a road trip with Kaysi Gardner from Keeping it simple
Dreaming of the future with Nancy Bobbert from One Crazy Momma
Jumping in puddles with Silvia Martinez from Mama Latina Tips
Winning a first place ribbon with Jennifer Christiansen from CookieAthlete.com
Making birthday wishes with Melanie Donahoo from Melaniedonahoo.com/blog
Falling in (and out) of love with Grace Duffy from Formerly Gracie.com
What is your favorite childhood milestone memory? What milestone do you want to make sure every child gets a shot at? Tell us about it!
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