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Here are descriptions from four of the eleven years of the MOMbo half-hour radio show, "MOMbo, A Mom Show":

  1999 2000 2002  

May 24, 2001
Keeping Track: How do people KEEP TRACK of their kids' lives, memories and milestones?! From birthday plans to scrapbooks to calendars, various moms tell us how they do it. Lucinda Anderson has some books to help us.

May 17, 2001
Mothering Books: It's time for the MOMbo top twelve mothering books. You know, about the underbelly of mothering... Each of our MOMbo regulars contributes a few of her favorites. You'll want to write these titles down, so be ready with a pencil and paper. Commentary by Julia Jergensen Edelman.

May 10, 2001
The MOMbo Money Show: Mom/writer Kristen Froebel talks with Anne Crittenden, author of The Price of Motherhood. Host Nanci Olesen talks with a money EXPERT about some of the financial perils of parenthood, and MOMbo book reviewer Lucinda Anderson reviews books for kids about MONEY. Commentary by Kris Berggren.

May 3, 2001
Music and Your Child and You: MOMbo staff talks with real live musicians who are also parents about how to keep music ALIVE in our homes. Commentary by singer/choral director Mary Therese Martinez.

April 26, 2001
Daily Cooking: This MOMbo encore production features Mike Menner, chef and dad. We follow Lucinda Anderson around as she describes her addiction to home canning. Pam Anderson, author of How To Cook Without A Book describes how to get a meal on the table. Commentary by reformed gourmet cook and mom Julia Jergensen Edelman.

April 19, 2001
Why Garden: Why gardening is so cool. Methods of gardening with kids. MOMbo regular Lucinda Anderson shares some gardening resources and Anne Luce, an extraordinary backyard gardener and mom, shares a commentary.

April 12, 2001
Toddlerhood: The harrowing stories of moms who are in the midst of raising toddlers. MOMbo commentator Julia Jergensen Edelman explains her own methods of hanging onto her humor during this wild ride. Commentary by mom-of-a-toddler Suzanne Stenson O'Brien.

April 5, 2001
Feminism And Motherhood: Can they dwell together in one soul? (Yes). We discuss Anne Roiphe's book Fruitful: Living the Contradictions: a Memoir of Modern Motherhood. Sara Dick has a conversation with feminist/mom Patricia Mack. Commentary by Kris Berggren.

March 29, 2001
When A Baby Dies: Nanci Olesen interviews Charlene Nelson of the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Center. A mom describes the birth of her stillborn son and commentator Kris Berggren tells of her miscarriage.

March 22, 2001
The Amazing World Of Pregnancy: Julia Jergensen Edelman interviews a pregnant mom, Nanci Olesen offers a few book recommendations, and commentator Annie Piper speaks about her pregnant belly.

March 15, 2001
Mom Memoirs: Scrapbooks and photo albums. Motivation and ideas for preserving memories of these remarkable days.

March 8, 2001
Pets and Kids: Why should kids have pets? MOMbo commentator Kris Berggren explains how their dog LUNA lights up their lives. Recommendations of good pets for kids, from a pet store owner.

March 1, 2001
Day Care: MOMbo makes a visit to a beloved day care in Minneapolis: Michael Kauper and Marian Turner's Family Day Care. Tales from moms who have searched for a good day care. Some philosophizing on how day care could change.

February 22, 2001
Birthdays: Celebrating birthdays with your children... how DO you do it so that it's not stressful on kid AND MOM?

February 15, 2001
Love: MOMbo salutes Valentine's Day with an all out radio love fest. Love poems. Tips for enjoying Valentine's Day even when you're sleep deprived and feeling a little less than romantic.

February 8, 2001
Winter Activities: Join Nanci Olesen and MOMbo commentator Kris Berggren as they sled with their kids! Book reviewer Lucinda Anderson shares some wintertime books.

February 1, 2001
The Time Bind: A look at Arlie Hochschild's book The Time Bind, and a discussion of a mom's daily struggles with time management. Lawyer/mom Cindy Atsatt offers her point of view.

January 25, 2001
Labor: The Labor Symphony: music which describes the stages of labor. Stories from moms about LABOR.

January 18, 2001
Sleep: Sleep deprivation. If you can stay awake through the show, you can hear other moms' advice about getting your child to sleep. Bedtime descriptions from commentator Julia Jergensen Edelman.

January 11, 2001
The MOMbo Children's Show: Voices of children, talking about their moms. Book Reviewer Lucinda Anderson gets some book recommendations from her daughter. Commentary by 5th grader Henry Epp.

January 4, 2001
Fears: Host and producer Nanci Olesen and MOMbo commentator Julia Jergensen Edelman discuss the common and uncommon fears of motherhood. Chicago mom and author Michele Weldon shares a tale of fears.

  1999 2000 2002  
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