Fri, 24 April 2009
Amy and Sheryl are really on the go this week. Amy is recovering from last week's successful Mojo Recharge Retreat, and Sheryl has many end-of-semester balls in the air, but still finds time to call in to do the podcast!
Then Mojo Mom talks to Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids. Last year Lenore became (in)famous for her article about letting her 9-year-old son ride home by himself on the New York Subway, and now she has continued to explore the issues of giving kids freedom and responsibility in her book and blog.
As Lenore writes, "Do you ever let your kid ride a bike to the library? Walk alone to school? Take a bus, solo? Or are you thinking about it? If so, you are raising a Free Range Kid! At Free Range, we believe in safe kids. We believe in helmets, car seats and safety belts. We do NOT believe that every time school age children go outside, they need a security detail. Most of us grew up Free Range and lived to tell the tale. Our kids deserve no less."
Fri, 17 April 2009
The new edition of Mojo Mom came out last week, and Amy is back this week with guest co-host Patty Ayers to talk about her book release, as well as Patty's adventures traveling back and forth between Mexico and North Carolina.
Then Mojo Mom interviews Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann, founders of the social networking site TheMotherhood.com. Amy got to know this dyamic duo when they all worked together on MomsRising.org activism, and Cooper and Emily are interviewed in the new Chaper 10 of Mojo Mom, "Spreading Your Wings: Mothers as Leaders."
TheMotherhood.com is an amazing site with cool technical features, a ton of integrity and goodwill, and a heaping dose of mojo, so we hope you will stop on by and say hello.
Sat, 4 April 2009
Amy and Sheryl are able to easily integrate the first and second halves of the show today since the topic is technology and internet safety.
Then Mojo Mom interviews Linda Criddle, world-renowned expert, former Microsoft executive and mother of four. Linda's highly informative website is ILookBothWays.com, and her newest book is Using the Internet Safely for Seniors (for Dummies Series).
Linda and I got into a pretty intense discussion as we talked about the research into internet safety. I left the whole discussion intact, because it provided an important opportunity to go beyond sound bites and sensational headlines into a substantive examination of these issues.