Friday, March 06, 2009

Mojo Mom Podcast with The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide

It's been quite a week--from two inches of snow on Monday to 75 degrees and sunny today. And from a tough week for me, to a fun afternoon playing outside. I'm outta here in a minute, but first, I did get this week's Mojo Mom Podcast posted.

Listen to the podcast now:

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 that is written specifically for stay-at-home Moms. Learn more about Melissa's work at

We're giving away an iPod tomorrow--listen in to find out how to enter!

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Blogger Kimberly Simmons said...

I love listening to your podcast and thought it maybe was time to say so. I am not up for becoming a facebook user yet, so I'm hoping you'll still use your blog! There have been fascinating conversations stemming from a post on about the role of class in the feminist blogosphere. I'm curious about this issue in community organizing and caregiving as well -- how do we acknowledge our various levels of economic resources and privilege in an authentic way and develop social policy that extends throughout our system, so that poor women do not end up simply picking up the slack for middle class and upper class women, in the world of caregiving. I really like the work of Joan Williams and I think she addresses issues of men's responsibilities and divorce policy as part of the whole package of issues in a unique way. I'd also love for you to feature the Mommy Myth (perhaps you already have, in the archives), because I think the cultural pressures to be perfectionist caregivers really raise the stakes, create more depression and anxiety in caregivers and keep us from getting politically organized.

Anyway, I appreciate getting to hear these conversations in a podcast kind of way and look forward to your new book.

Kim --

p.s. On a personal level, I'd love to hear more about how you got the courage to leave academia and think the Mama Ph.D. folks would be great guests on your podcast!

9:55 AM  
Blogger MojoMom said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you for your incredibly thoughtful comment. I just have a minute right now to respond.

I love Joan Williams' work and I report on it in the new Mojo Mom, trying to make it as accessible as possible. I cover her research as well as Pamela Stone's (and others') in the totally new chapter in Mojo Mom, "Beyond 'Opting Out' and the 'Mommy Wars.'"

Mama Ph.D. is a great idea for a podcast -- I will follow up on that. The capsule discussion of my own story is that I left university academia before I had my daughter. It was a wrenching process AND totally the right decision.

About Facebook, you can see the Mojo Mom Facebook Page without being a Facebook member, but yes, I know it's a supplement rather than a substitute for blogging.

I'll check out the discussion on

11:07 AM  

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