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.
Amy and Sheryl discuss their typically crazy weeks, including Jury Duty for brand-new US Citizen Sheryl.  Their minds are still wrapped up in the impact of the economic crisis on moms and families.

Then Mojo Mom switches gears to interview Irene van der Zande, founder of Kidpower.  Over the past 20 years, Kidpower has taught personal safety skills to over 1.2 million people of all ages.  Amy and Irene talk about the founding principles that have made Kidpower so successful, and the reasons why it is so important to teach kids skills that will allow them to gain life experience and explore the world with confidence.  Child safety is often a missing chapter from parenting education, and Kidpower fills in that knowledge gap with strategies and skills.  Amy Tiemann has joined Irene's efforts by starting a new center, Kidpower North Carolina.

Direct download: Mojo_Mom_and_Kidpower_Final.mp3
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This week Amy's guest host is Patty Ayers, the "silent partner" who produces The Mojo Mom Podcast. Patty is also the talented web designer behind Now she has created a new line of work as a virtual assistant, which allows her the flexibility to reinvent herself as a newly-hatched "empty nest" Mom.  Patty now lives and works much of the time from Tulum, Mexico. You can learn more about her "working adventure" on her blog.

Then in our guest segment, Mojo Mom interviews film director Pamela Tanner Boll. Pamela's  new film, Who Does She Think She Is? explores the courage required to combine motherhood and art. The film wants to highlight the importance of women as artists, the importance of women's work as mothers, and the essential humanity contained in the artistic impulse.

You can view the film's trailer at
Direct download: Mojo_Mom_and_Pamela_Tanner_Boll_Final.mp3
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This week Amy vents a little steam to Sheryl, who provides some free therapy.

Then Mojo Mom talks to Melissa Stanton, author of The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide.  This is one of Amy's favorite books written specifically for stay-at-home Moms.  Learn more about Melissa's work at
Direct download: Mojo_Mom_and_Melissa_Stanton_Final.mp3
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