The Smart Mother’s Guide Thanks You for the 320,000 Views!!!

Do you know that each one of you can make a difference in your family, community and even our universe? As common as it sounds, I know this to be true. How often have we asked ourselves that colloquial question: “Why am I here?” Do you know what the answer is? We’re here to make a difference. We should each exit this planet leaving it a bit different from the way we found it upon our initial arrival.

In 2012, approximately 320,000 people read The Smart Mother’s Guide blog (TSMG) from over 196 countries. I cannot begin to tell each of you how grateful, honored and humbled that makes me feel. Perhaps I AM making a difference in the lives of women and their families – and that’s a good thing.

The lives of pregnant women are both simple and complex. Some women have uncomplicated deliveries and others end up in the intensive care unit. Some women are treated like queens when they become pregnant and others are murdered. There are physicians and midwives that a pregnant woman should embrace and there are others that she should like heck run away from.

I am but one woman but the knowledge that I share can go far if you will share it with other. Each question you ask, comment you make and answer you receive should be passed on. The year 2013 represents transformation and TSMG intends to spread our expertise even further. I invite you to read what you have accomplished as a reader of TSMG and hope we’ll continue travel this journey together. A special thanks to Pinterest, Facebook, Word Press and Zanade Mann for serving us well.

Have a blessed and sacred pregnancy in 2013.

Check out our annual report:

http://drlindagalloway.wordpress.com/2012/annual-report/


A Dog and a Baby, Part 2

A few years ago, I read a miraculous story about a stray dog that had saved the life of an abandoned baby in Kenya. The event occurred in May 2005 and it left such an indelible impression on me that I decided to not only include the story in The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy, but a year later, I blogged about it.  I was intrigued that a mother abandoned her baby but a dog miraculously saved it. Three years later, the story has resurfaced as a result of a picture that was published on Pinterest and the interest regarding the outcome of both the baby and the dog was humbling. Many readers asked what happened to the dog and someone was kind enough to send a link that answered the question.

For those not familiar with the story, a dog found an abandoned baby in Kenya on top of a garbage heap near a race track wrapped up in an old pair of shorts. The dog had given birth to her puppies and was looking for food. The dog picked up the baby, carried it across a busy street and returned the baby to its compound along with its puppies. Some children who live near the compound heard the baby cry, saw her along with the dog and then told their parents who called the police. Unfortunately, baby abandonment was quite common because of extreme poverty.

The baby girl was 2 days old and they weren’t sure if she was going to make it. She spent 3 weeks in the NICU and was adopted quickly because of her miraculous rescue made by the dog. The biological mother was never found.

The heroic dog’s puppies died but she had a happy ending. She was given the name Mkombozi which means Savior in Swahili and adopted by the Kenyan SPCA. She now occupies a space (including her bed) in their office, functions as the “canine ambassador” and is very good with children who visit from school on field trips.

As I’ve stated before, pregnancy is a time of miracles. Somewhere in Kenya, there’s a 7-year old girl living and breathing because of the humanity of a dog. Perhaps we should all take out our notebooks and take lessons.

For more information on Mkombozi, please click on this link:

http://www.dogheirs.com/tamara/posts/533-mkombozi-the-stray-dog-saved-the-life-of-a-newborn-baby

A Dog and a Baby, Part 2

A few years ago, I read a miraculous story about a stray dog that had saved the life of an abandoned baby in Kenya. The event occurred in May 2005 and it left such an indelible impression on me that I decided to not only include the story in The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy, but a year later, I blogged about it.  I was intrigued that a mother abandoned her baby but a dog miraculously saved it. Three years later, the story has resurfaced as a result of a picture that was published on Pinterest and the interest regarding the outcome of both the baby and the dog was humbling. Many readers asked what happened to the dog and someone was kind enough to send a link that answered the question.

For those not familiar with the story, a dog found an abandoned baby in Kenya on top of a garbage heap near a race track wrapped up in an old pair of shorts. The dog had given birth to her puppies and was looking for food. The dog picked up the baby, carried it across a busy street and returned the baby to its compound along with its puppies. Some children who live near the compound heard the baby cry, saw her along with the dog and then told their parents who called the police. Unfortunately, baby abandonment was quite common because of extreme poverty.

The baby girl was 2 days old and they weren’t sure if she was going to make it. She spent 3 weeks in the NICU and was adopted quickly because of her miraculous rescue made by the dog. The biological mother was never found.

The heroic dog’s puppies died but she had a happy ending. She was given the name Mkombozi which means Savior in Swahili and adopted by the Kenyan SPCA. She now occupies a space (including her bed) in their office, functions as the “canine ambassador” and is very good with children who visit from school on field trips.

As I’ve stated before, pregnancy is a time of miracles. Somewhere in Kenya, there’s a 7-year old girl living and breathing because of the humanity of a dog. Perhaps we should all take out our notebooks and take lessons.

For more information on Mkombozi, please click on this link:

http://www.dogheirs.com/tamara/posts/533-mkombozi-the-stray-dog-saved-the-life-of-a-newborn-baby