Fri, 29 May 2009
The Mojo Mom Podcast goes global this week. First, Amy checks in with guest co-host Patty Ayers, about Patty's ongoing adventures as an empty-nest North Carolina Mom turned global citizen living in Mexico. Patty is a web designer who has untethered herself from her desk to create a business as a virtual assistant that will allow her to work anywhere in the world.
The Mojo Mom interviews Maya Frost, author of the book The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education. Maya addresses the WHYs and HOWs of creating an international opportunity for your children or whole family.
Mojo Mom highly recommends The New Global Student, as detailed in her complete Amazon.com review.
Fri, 15 May 2009
It's the week after college graduation and Amy asks Sheryl about the ways that Sheryl's family helped her along the way as she worked toward her Master's Degree in Information and Library Science. We celebrate her success!
Then Amy talks to Equally Shared Parenting (ESP) experts Amy and Marc Vachon. ESP is currently reaching a tipping point in the media and society. It's so interesting to see how an outspoken couple can help advance a movement that has been built upon existing ideas and sociological research. Listen in as Mojo Mom asks for advice in her own family, and the Vachons get right to the heart of the matter. Then visit the Equally Shared Parenting website to learn more about the strategy that promises "half the work, all the fun."
Fri, 8 May 2009
Amy and Sheryl reflect on the last three years, when they made so many plans that have now come to life: the Mojo Advisory Circle, a new edition Mojo Mom for Amy, graduate school for Sheryl who is completing her Masters' degree. It's been a great three years and now they are each turning the page to a new chapter in their lives. (We'll still be here with the podcast!)
Then Mojo Mom talks to Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, an organization that helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives and communities. Zainab reminds of the strength of mothers, and the burden put on women in particular to rebuild countries in the aftermath of war and violence. Women for Women International provides women the tools and training that women need in order to move from victim, to survivor, to active citizen.
The program is funded by one-to-one sponsorships between women. You can become a sponsor, too.
Direct download: Mojo_Mom_and_Women_for_Women_International_Final.mp3
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Fri, 1 May 2009
Amy recently heard a discussion about younger women who might be considering not having kids at all rather than dealing with the work-family conflicts we all face. Sheryl and Amy tell those younger women what they would like them to know: motherhood does rock your world, but we can't imagine our lives without it.
Then writer Paula Spencer adds her perspective in Mojo Mom's guest segment. Paula has a wide variety of experiences, as the mother of four, the author of the book Momfidence: An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting, and a founding senior editor of the caregiving resource website, Caring.com
You can learn more about all of Paula's work at her website www.PaulaSpencer.com