Mojo Mom Podcast
Bringing you the best in current news, politics, feminism, work and family, as well as expert guest interviews about motherhood and society.
Podcast listeners are by definition internet users. We may feel comfortable with the internet as part of our lives, but we need to be mindful about safety and choosing the information we share with the world. Amy has an eye-opening chat with internet safety expert Linda Criddle, author of "Look Both Ways: Help Protect Your Family on the Internet." Criddle reveals the weak spots that crop up in our own safety strategies as well as those involving our kids. You can learn more about Criddle's work and ask her your specific safety concerns at her website, Amy and Sheryl also discuss one of their top book recommendations, "Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)" by Gavin de Becker.
Direct download: Mojo_Mom__Internet_Safety.mp3
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Amy & Sheryl talk about their trip to Boston to see Jon Stewart (adorable, smart and witty!) and attend the Oprah-sponsored "O You!" retreat. Amy's guest this week is Joanne Bamberger, creator of the blogs Pundit Mom and Column Quest. We discuss the ways that motherhood has inspired our writing lives, and the challenges of creating a writing "platform" from scratch. Links to Joanne's blogs and other web sites she recommends: Pundit Mom "Musings on politics, culture, law and motherhood from a political mom." Column Quest "Pundit Mom is out to land her own column. It's time for a political mother to add to the national conversation." Playground Revolution "A Mom's life is political." Mom, Ma'am, Me "Don't bother Mom while she's blogging." Escape from Cubicle Nation "How to go from corporate prisoner to thriving entrepreneur, by Pamela Slim." Brazen Careerist "Career Advice from Penelope Trunk."
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The second season of "The Mojo Mom Podcast" debuts with guest Karen Maezen Miller, author of "Momma Zen." First, Amy and Sheryl discuss fall premieres and Amy's status as #1 public radio geek. They recommend the podcast the new show from WUNC, "The Story with Dick Gordon." Dick Gordon takes the time to explore the stories of people who acutally experience the news, rather than the same old pundits who make the rounds on most talk shows. "The Story" is being rolled out nationally on public radio stations, but you can listen to it now, free, by podcast. Links relevant to this week's Mojo Mom Podcast are: Karen Maezen Miller's website, "The Story with Dick Gordon" website, To subscribe to the podcast of "The Story" go to the Advanced menu on iTunes, select "subscribe to poscast" and paste in the podcast's URL:
Direct download: Mojo_Mom__Momma_Zen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45am EDT