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Jeannette Kaplun is a Latina mom of two, TV host, parenting author and blogger. She co-founded Todobebé and hosted the Viva la Familia TV show on Univision, but is now devoted to her newest bilingual venture Hispana Global. She loves to help others. Oh! And she wrote the parenting book in Spanish Todobebé: Todo lo que necesitas saber para el primer año de tu bebé" .

An award-winning journalist and internationally recognized parenting expert, Jeannette Kaplun has over 17 years of experience on TV, radio, online media and as a published author. Born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Chile, Jeannette is truly bilingual and bicultural. She just launched her newest bilingual platform for Hispanic women, Hispana Global. Jeannette was also one of the hosts for the Climate Reality Project’s live broadcast 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report, in which she interviewed Nobel Prize laureate and former Vice President Al Gore.

She has also been a speaker at major conferences throughout the U.S., Mexico and Chile regarding content, social media, work/life balance and online communities, including BlogHer, Blogalicious, EVO, LATISM, Blissdom, Hispanicize, Social Media Week Miami, SheStreams and SheCon.

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Honoring Moms That Cannot Celebrate Mother’s Day Anymore

By Jeannette Kaplun |

Check out facebook.com/everymothercounts for more information

Every single time I get to celebrate Mother’s Day, it’s a joyful occasion. I am still in awe of my children and quite often I take a look at them and I cannot believe they’re mine.

Even though it took me a while to have my kids and my pregnancies had their fair share of complications, I was fortunate enough to receive great medical care. I think that was crucial to be able to have two happy endings and deliver two healthy babies.

However, too many women (and girls) don’t have the same luxuries I had. The number is astounding: 360,000 die each year due to preventable pregnancy or childbirth-related problems. That is one too many. And 1,000 will die today.

To raise awareness, this year, Christy Turlington Burns launched the campaign No Mother’s Day as part of her Every Mother Counts initiative and recruited a mind-boggling array of inspiring women from all different walks of life. There are Hollywood stars, but there are also journalists, social media influencers and businesswomen.  Take a look at the video with Jennifer Connelly, Debra Messing, Ann Curry, Catherine Connors, Blythe Danner, among others.

I´m part of the No Mother´s Day Campaign by Every Mother Counts and will hold 90 seconds of silence with my family

I also want to honor those women who died while trying to bring in a new life into this world. That’s why on Mother’s Day, I will remember them and honor their memory with 90 seconds of silence. Because every minute and a half a woman dies due to pregnancy or childbirth-related complications.

If you have children, you know how hard even 90 seconds of silence are to manage. But during moments like these, in which I feel so fortunate to have two healthy children and to be able to be here in their lives, I feel the least I can do is try.

Will you join us too?

Read Jeannette´s blog in Spanish and find more of her writing on Todobebé. You can also watch her on the Viva la Familia TV show Saturdays on Univision.

And reach out to her on Twitter and Facebook. She loves it!

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Jeannette Kaplun is a Latina mom of two, TV host, parenting author and blogger. She co-founded Todobebé and hosted the Viva la Familia TV show on Univision, but is now devoted to her newest bilingual venture Hispana Global. She loves to help others. Oh! And she wrote the parenting book in Spanish Todobebé: Todo lo que necesitas saber para el primer año de tu bebé. Read bio and latest posts → Read Jeannette's latest posts →

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  1. Monica says:

    Love this post, Jeannette! It breaks my heart, though. Mother’s Day is over, but I’ll be remembering them now, as we all can any day. Thanks for all that you do…

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