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.

Kids & Family, Society & Culture

Internet safety expert Linda Criddle, president of the Safe Internet Alliance and founder of iLookBothWays.com, returns to the Mojo Mom Podcast to talk about two crucial issues:  first, what parents need to know about Facebook's new privacy policies (or lack thereof, as they sell user data to an...
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Amy Tiemann talks with Ellen Galinsky, President of the Families and Work Institute about her new book Mind in the Making:  The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Mind in the Making takes parents on an engaging tour of the science of early learning, including many classic experiment...
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Every parent wants to learn how to raise happier kids.  Listen in this week as Mojo Mom talks with Christine Carter, Ph.D., author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents.  In her work wtih the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, Christine has gathe...
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This week Amy Tiemann welcomes Karen Maezen Miller back to The Mojo Mom Podcast. Karen has described herself as an "errant mother, delinquent wife, reluctant dog walker, expert laundress, and stationmaster of the full catastrophe."  She's a Buddhist priest--but she could also be the Mom next to y...
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This week's Amy Tiemann talks to kindred spirit Lenore Skenazy, author of the book Free-Range Kids and founder of FreeRangeKids.com. Lenore has been at the forefront advancing the trend of giving kids more independence and ability to roam and explore.  Her work was one of the inspirations for A...
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We continue our ongoing series of interviews with "Courageous Parents, Confident Kids" book contributors as podcast host Amy Tiemann talks to Renee Trudeau about the absolutely essential need for mothers to practice self-care. Renee has written extensively about this issue in her book "The Moth...
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This week Mojo Mom is talking career strategies with Kella Hatcher, who along with Maryanne Perrin is a principal in Balancing Professionals consulting, advocating or a flexible, strategic, sustainable workplace.  Kella and Maryanne have also contributed a chapter on career development to the ne...
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The Mojo Mom Podcast is all about providing parents with valuable information that applies to all aspects of life. Parents are leaders and change agents.  So this week Amy Tiemann welcomes Dan Heath back to the podcast to talk about his brand-new bestseller co-authored with Chip Heath, "Switch: ...
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Amy Tiemann continues her series of interviews wtih "Courageous Parents, Confident Kids" anthology contributors, this week by talking politics with Joanne Bamberger, creator of PunditMom blog. In Joanne's book chapter, she talks about what it means for parents to connect with their political vo...
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When Marc and Amy Vachon married and started a family, they could not have predicted that their personal commitment to each other to act as equal parenting partners would contribute to a growing social movement.  But it has grown into a movement that Marc and Amy cover thorugh their blog and thei...
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Amy Tiemann continues her series of interviews with Courageous Parenting anthology contributors.  This week, Kidpower founder Irene van der Zande returns to the show. How can parents teach their kids to be independent and safe?  Kidpower personal safety skills are designed to do just that, for ...
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Mojo Mom continues her series of interviews with contributors to the upcoming new anthology she's editing, Courageous Parenting .  This week Amy Tiemann talks to Melissa Stanton, author of The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide, about The Courage to Become Your Own Parenting "Expert." You can learn...
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This week Mojo Mom author Amy Tiemann continues her series of conversations with  "Courageous Parenting" anthology contributors, talking to Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions. Amy McCready's training gives parents valuable tools that prevent behavior problems from arising i...
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Mojo Mom is launching her next project:  a new book called Courageous Parenting .  Its goal is to give parents the skills and strategies they need to raise independent kids, with courage and confidence rather than worry and fear. This anthology will bring together over a dozen talented authors...
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We're trying out a new format on The Mojo Mom Podcast, focusing on one segment to give us more time for our expert guest interviews.  This week's guest Kristin Maschka is a great person to help kick off this new format, because Mojo Mom and Kristin sure have a lot to talk about.  Kristin is a...
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Amy and Patty talk about upcoming changes in Mojo Mom, which will be more fully announced in October. Then Mojo Mom interviews Rachel Simmons, a respected author, educator and coach who helps girls develop their authentic selves.  Rachel's new book is The Curse of the Good Girl, which fascina...
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It's time for fall cleaning.  Amy Tiemann and this week's co-host Patty Ayers talk about letting go of clutter, as Patty has done in a major way by moving to Mexico and embracing a life rich in experiences that is not weighed down by possessions. Then Mojo Mom turns to "Neat Freak" professiona...
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Amy has been writing on her Mojo Mom Blog about what experiences students should have before they get to college.  She and Patty Ayers talk about this balance between exploration and knowing where you are going. Then Mojo Mom welcomes leading parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba to the podcast. ...
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We're kicking off the fifth season of The Mojo Mom Podcast!  We wish a fond farewell to co-host Sheryl Grant who is starting grad school full time.  Amy welcomes her new co-host Patty Ayers.  Amy and Patty have worked together behind the scenes for many years and are excited to talk about current...
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Amy and Sheryl talk about radical self-care and the times it rises to the level of self-preservation.  Sheryl has decided to take a break from almost all of her responsibilities outside of her family and her job.  That means this week is Sheryl's final Mojo Mom Podcast.  Amy sends out her appreci...
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