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|Did you hear about our Radio show?||23||100.00%|
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|Would it be cool to have regular radio shows?||39||100.00%|
|Would you use the call in option to participate with questions or comments?||15||100.00%|
|Would you like Peggy O'Mara to host a regular show?||26||100.00%|
|Would you like to listen to an MDC Radio show? If so, please share ideas.||28||100.00%|
|Would you prefer a podcast that you can download and listen to at anytime?||40||100.00%|
|What topics would you like to see discussed in a Radio Show?||12||100.00%|
|Who would you like to hear interviewed?||11||100.00%|
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are looking at a variety - radio show with live call in to ask
questions, podcasts, webinars, and an MDC show.
We were hoping for some input from the community.
Please let us know what you think.
Here is a link to the previous radio program
Address attachment parenting and gently parenting older children.
Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
13yo ds 10yo dd 8yo ds and 6yo ds and 1yo ds
I'll have to listen to the previous show.
Peggy hosting would be great, but if she can't I'd still listen.
For interviews...Dr. Sears, Nina Planck, Michael Pollan, wish Mr. Rogers was still alive, Jamie Oliver...can't think of anyone else off-hand.
Topics, sure the usual babywearing, breastfeeding, GD issues, but as a mom with older kids I would love to hear some topics more relevant to parents with older children and teens. And not all rosey ones either...raising kids AP doesn't guarantee a smooth, drama free adolescense. Food is a topic I love! Eating healthy and sure, nobody can agree totally on what a "healthy" diet is, but you could bring in people with different points of view and people can figure out what is best for their family.
Podcasts preferable just because it's easier to listen then when it's convenient for me.
I gotta run!
Sounds great! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Topics I'd like to hear about: vaxes, gentle discipline, babywearing, etc.
I'd like to hear interviews w/ MDC moms, and those already listed above.
podcast for me too.
eta* more ideas - balancing life and work, filling your childs needs without ignoring your own, the role of AP fathers,
trottin', pole dancing, Norway and Sweden lovin' , ,WOHM Kiddos born 12/11/06 and 08/09/08
with #3 EDD:01/2013 So in love with my sweet Swede and my bonus-son 10/25/98
Thanks to everyone who has taken time to give their input! Really appreciate it!
Topics: High need children, family balance, practical parenting tips (so many books offer theories, but it would be nice to have real examples - when my child does this, this is how I can react..., nursing toddlers - what to expect, natural family living
I like the idea of a call in show and live webinars but what's great also about the Mothering community is that it's worldwide community. I'd want to hear their voices.
Looking forward to seeing a podcast from you guys
Would love a podcast on keeping up with the house while raising small children!
Texmati-- Knitter, Hindu, vegetarian, WOHM. Wife to superdad and mom to DS 24 months, and DD 8 months! .
You can download the show and listen from your computer/laptop.
Having a portable media player like and iPod, iphone etc that you can put into a speaker is what I use so I can listen to all my podcasts wherever I am in the house. I just unplug and plug in the new place. Not stuck in one place to listen or have to use the earphones.
I can listen in the car as well with an adapter.
Just off the top of my head. That's all I can think of for now
So here's what I think would be another great idea for you to maybe consider. I've had the special chance of working with Tanya Taylor on the Writing Into Motherhood Project this last month (and thank you very much for this!). What I've realized is just how good it feels to hear stories about motherhood from other mothers. Hearing advice and snippets like we share on the forum usually is great too, but to really pour your heart and emotion into writing and then share it with other mom's is pretty sensationally wonderful. I think that in our time and place, its so easy to miss out on the sharing that may have taken place in times when communities were more closely knit and storytelling was main source of entertainment, education and means of passing the long nights together.
I think that combining this type of sharing into a radio format would work brilliantly. I'm imagining something similar to This American Life, which I feel is one of the most compelling radio shows around ( I'm often found on Saturday's waiting in the drive way in my car because I can't peel myself away from the story being told long enough to make it from the car to the radio inside the house...and I don't think I'm the only one, I'm pretty sure over 1/2 million people download the shows every week from their website)
I love the way they weave real life stories with music, and focus them around a theme that can bring together connection between people and worlds that may seem distant from each other. I think that real life stories written about mothering, child rearing and birthing can be tremendous sources of inspiration & humor and that women would really enjoy and benefit from sharing and hearing these stories. I think Mothering is the perfect place for a show like this
You may even be able to draw upon the forum members for content, I know from working with 30 amazing mothers the past 4 weeks that these mama's are a wealth of amazing stories. And I'm so glad that everyone will soon have the chance to share in these stories on the website for Mother's Day!
Best Wishes & Keep Up the Great work!
I'd love to hear interviews with Jan Tritten, Aletha Solter (aware parenting), Dr. Sears, Laura Shanley (Unassisted childbirth)...
How about partner assisted childbirth, as a way of increasing intimacy.
Delaying solids, elimination communication, issues with formula (like the new chocolate flavored kind - disgusting, Nestle's issues with WHO, the studies comparing breastfeeding to formula feeding), tandem nursing, birth as it relates to sexuality, food allergies in infants (via breastmilk) and afterwards, long-term breastfeeding of older children, not circumcising - circumcision as a human rights issue, human rights issues when it comes to birthing in a hospital (episiotomy, the giving of pitocen, and other medications, laying flat on your back verses active birth (where the mother can move, eat and do as she wishes through labour), the managing of birth as a medical condition, rather than a natural physical process. Unassisted pregnancy, the effects of ultrasound on an unborn child, the myth of due dates, the use of foods during pregnancy to supply vitamins rather than synthetic prenatals - ie bee pollen, spirulina, chlorella, herbs..etc.
I can go on and on - anyways I love the idea of it, and i would absoutely tune in.
I would loveto hear Barbara Coloroso!
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Newborn awareness, breastfeeding crawl
Moms who have special needs kids, Biomedical healing from autism, Financial planning for kids with special needs (Metlife has a specialist who does outreach things like radio shows!)
Health Freedom in general, and the vaccine issue in particular
CODEX worldwide laws which will likely threaten individuals' access to supplements.... medical rights , that is, the right to alternative, energetic, herbal and traditional medicines, Patient rights, true Informed consent.
Alternative treatment modalities like SCIO bioenergetic machines, reiki, homeopathy, naturopathy.
Guest suggestion: Penny Simkin. She was a guest on Motherwear's breastfeeding podcast awhile back and made a huge impact on me.