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MOMbo covers a range of topics that affect parents, from pregnancy tests to college tuition.

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

  1999 2001 2002  
 
 

December 28, 2000
MOMbo New Year’s Show: Auld Lang Syne sung by a toddler, and some New Year philosophizing by MOMbo commentators Julia Jergensen Edelman and Kris Berggren, with host Nanci Olesen.

December 21, 2000
MOMbo Surveys The Health Of Your 0-5 Year Old: News reports presented by the Children's Health Radio Project, and a conversation with a pediatrician. Chicago mom Lizanne Wilson tells about her five-year-old's broken arm.

December 14, 2000
The MOMbo Music Show: Far from the sounds of Radio Disney, here's some great music for kids and moms.

December 7, 2000
Holiday Hopes: Planning for the holiday season, some satire about the holiday season, and a good attitude check up to make sure you don’t go over the edge.

November 30, 2000
Mother of Creativity: Interview with the women who created mother, i circles... a creativity support group for MOMS. How mothers keep their cycle of creativity going through the early years of motherhood.

November 23, 2000
Giving Thanks: MOMbo Thanksgiving show. There’s so much to be thankful for...

November 16, 2000
Newborn Shock: The baby is here and what has become of your world? Reports from moms of newborns and some humor for the journey.

November 9, 2000
The Amazing World of Pregnancy: Interviews with several pregnant moms, a few book recommendations, and some inspiration to grow by.

November 2, 2000
Single Motherhood: Over 30% of mothers in America are going it alone. A conversation with several single moms about their experiences.

October 26, 2000
New Handbooks for Parenting: Mothering magazine editor Peggy O'Mara describes her new volume, Natural Living: The MOTHERING Magazine Guide to Parenting—and Barbara C. Unell talks about her book, The Eight Seasons of Parenthood.

October 19, 2000
Daily Cooking: Interview with Pam Anderson, author of How To Cook Without A Book and a conversation with Culinary Institute student and dad Mike Mennar about how to keep cooking and menu planning alive and in your family. MOMbo commentator Julia Jergensen Edelman tells tales of toddler meals.

October 12, 2000
Losing Your Baby: Interview with Charlene Nelson, director of the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Center. Several moms tell about the loss of their babies...

October 5, 2000
Non-violence: Raising non-violent children in a violent world.

September 28, 2000
Loneliness: The day to day loneliness that moms experience, especially when they first begin in their role as mothers.

September 21, 200
Homeless Mothers: An interview with Deborah Connolly, author of Homeless Mothers: Face to Face with Women and Poverty.

September 14, 2000
Back To School: The annual MOMbo Back-to-School Show features a lamentation by writer/mom Beth Dooley, an interview with some schoolchildren and some Q&A with mom of preschoolers, Julia Jergensen Edelman.

September 7, 2000
My Summer Vacation: Host Nanci Olesen tells about a summer of travel with kids. Good music, too.

August 31, 2000
Fears: Helping children deal with their fears. And what about your fears as a mom?

August 24, 2000
Grandmoms: Grandmas take the mike to describe what they see and hear and feel as they watch their own children raise children.

August 17, 2000
Tummy Time for your baby: Catherine Burns, an instructor of prenatal classes in body/mind explorations, discusses the need for your baby to have a lot of tummy time. She warns against propping our babies!

August 10, 2000
MOM Memoirs: Scrapbooks and photo albums....Motivation and ideas for preserving memories of these remarkable days.

August 3, 2000
All about "All About Love": Dance artist/mom Wendy Morris and host Nanci Olesen talk about Bell Hooks’ book: All About Love: New Visions. Book reviewer/mom Lucinda Anderson talks about children’s books about L O V E.

July 27, 2000
Art and the Mom: Visual artist Carol Padberg and illustrator and sculptor Lauren Stringer talk about their artwork and their motherhood and the intersection between the two.

July 20, 2000
The MOMbo Music Show: Far from the sounds of Radio Disney, here's some great music for kids and moms.

July 13, 2000
Adoption: Adoption stories and resources from moms who have adopted.

July 6, 2000
Scheduling Your Everyday Life: Moms discuss scheduling their exercise, work time, and alone time: can it be done? Writer/mom Kris Bergren shares some tips. Actor/mom Leslye Orr takes us on a scheduling spree.

June 29, 2000
New Handbooks for Parenting: Mothering magazine editor Peggy O'Mara describes her new volume, "Natural Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting"—and author Barbara Unell discusses "The Eight Seasons of Parenting."

June 22, 2000
Organization and Housecleaning: Some major attitude about housework from MOMbo.

June 15, 2000
DADbo: Joe Kelly, from Dads and Daughters, describes his organization. Roy McBride sends a tribute to his daughter. DAD music from Greg Brown.

June 8, 2000
Saluting LGBT Families: In support of Gay Pride Month, MOMbo features some GLBT parents and issues.

June 1, 2000
The Moms Who Travel the World Show: Traveling with a toddler and preschooler to Singapore: Julia Jergensen Edelman tells all. Mary Therese Martinez describes life in Italy with her three little girls. MOMS who've done it inspire us!!

May 25, 2000
Birthdays: Celebrating birthdays with your children—how do you do it so it's not stressful on your kid...AND MOM?

May 18, 2000
Tummy Time for Your Baby: Catherine Burns, an instructor of prenatal classes in body/mind explorations, discusses the need for your baby to have a lot of tummy time. She warns against propping our babies.

May 11, 2000
Mother’s Day: Julia Ward Howe’s classic Mother’s Day Proclamation and a preview of the Million Mom March.

May 4, 2000
Arrivals & Transitions: Stories about daily transitions with children.

April 27, 2000
Adoption: Some adoptive parents from Minnesota tell their stories.

April 20, 2000
Raising Boys: Stories about raising boys from some moms, and a few boys!

April 13, 2000
Fears: Helping children deal with their fears. And what about your fears as a mom?

April 6, 2000
Humor: How can humor help you get through your days with young children?

March 30, 2000
Giving: Teaching our children giving. Can you spell P-H-I-L-A-N-T-H-R-O-P-Y?

March 23, 2000
Mom Memoirs: Scrapbooks and photo albums. Motivation and ideas for preserving memories of these remarkable days.

March 16, 2000
The 31 Day March: Poet Martie Goetsch reminds us that spring is coming. Support for a month which often tries moms' souls.

March 9, 2000
Traveling with Kids: Can it be done?! Yes, and how!!

March 2, 2000
Pregnancy: Stories and commentary from the mood of pregnancy.

February 24, 2000
Club Mom: Interview with Nicola Godfrey, chief content officer of an exciting new national organization, Club Mom.

February 17, 2000
Art and the Mom: MOMbo peruses some art by kids and moms.

February 3, 2000
Natural Childbirth: New perspectives on the tried and true methods of birthing babies.

January 27, 2000
Non-violence: Raising non-violent children in a violent world.

January 20, 2000
The Healing Power of Massage: For moms and children.

January 13, 2000
The Politics of Food: Food writer/mom Beth Dooley emphasizes the intricate connection between our health, our food sources, our economy, and our future.

January 6, 2000
Starting Out in 2000: Mom goals and perspectives for the new year!!

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