Podposts (blog posts about podcasts)

Podpost: Why I Chose to Breastfeed

October 5, 2010

This is the podpost accompanying Podcast Episode 10:  The Case Against The Case Against Breastfeeding.  Now that my blog and podcast are integrated, I thought I’d use the podpost a little differently.  I’ll write about topics connected to the podcast episodes, without rehashing the content. Before I had Amelia, I knew I would breastfeed.  In [...]

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Podpost: A Dingo Ate My Baby

September 29, 2010

The only thing more annoying than going on and on about your baby is going on and on about your pet, particularly your dog;  therefore, I’m going to write about my baby and my dog. I love Kaiya, our manic German Shepherd, but I also can’t stand her.  When pregnant with Amelia I used to [...]

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Podpost: The Overeducated Stay at Home Mom

September 22, 2010

Although Lisa Belkin’s famous 2003 article about the so-called opt-out revolution has been “disproven,” the world she wrote about is still familiar to myself and others.  Belkin talked about well-educated women leaving the workforce to become stay at home moms.  Belkin’s representations have not been struck down as much as the language associated with them [...]

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Podpost: In Defense of the Mommy Blogger

September 14, 2010

I went on a bit of a rant this episode, and, apparently “rant Meredith” is “fast talking Meredith.” Back in March of this year, the New York Times published an article in the Fashion and Style section called “Honey, Don’t Bother Mommy.  I’m Too Busy Building My Brand” about a Bloggy Boot Camp helping moms [...]

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Podpost: The Art of Grandparenting

September 8, 2010

After much pestering from me, my mother agreed to write a blog post about memories of her grandparents.  September 12 is Grandparents’ Day, and since I doubt many people actually buy their grandparents gifts on this Hallmark holiday, I thought it would be nice to strive for a small collection of grandparent memories, especially because [...]

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Podpost: Bringing Home Baby

August 31, 2010

When I was pregnant with Amelia and confined to the couch for the first five months, I watched a lot of TLC:  I’m an expert on the Roloffs, the Duggars, and, I thought, Bringing Home Baby.  Like A Baby Story, however, that sanitized version of the first few weeks didn’t give me a clear picture [...]

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Podpost: American Midwifery

August 24, 2010

When talking about midwifery and birth, I am biased.  My mother-in-law is a certified nurse midwife in New York state and I received all my prenatal care from the nurse midwives at UCSD in San Diego.  No surprise that I’m a big advocate of midwifery in general and natural childbirth in particular. However, I’m also [...]

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