• 00:55

    Black Breastfeeding and Birthing Plans

    in Education

    Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, a trusted authority on issues relating to mothers of color, author of The Mocha Manual™ series of books and founder of www.MochaManual.com, a pregnancy and parenting lifestyle destination and blog for African Americans.


    A leading consultant, commentator and public speaker, Kimberly’s thoughtful and provocative online commentaries on motherhood or breastfeeding and the intersection of race, class and culture reach over 2 million monthly.


    Kimberly is also a fiercely committed and highly respected advocate in the fight to reduce the racial disparities in breastfeeding rates and infant and maternal mortality rates.


    In 2011, Kimberly was named an IATP Food and Community Fellow, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, with a mandate to increase awareness and engagement around “the first food”—breast milk, in vulnerable communities. She was also selected by the United States Breastfeeding Committee as a lead commentator for the nationwide “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” federal campaign.  Kimberly recently signed a deal with St. Martin’s Press to write her fifth book, a  groundbreaking analysis of the social, political and economic influences on the American breastfeeding culture, to be released in 2013.


    In addition to her popular blog on MochaManual.com, Kimberly writes about the African American parenting experience for MomLogic.com, Babycenter.com, and is a regular commentator for Essence.com and  LifetimeMoms.com. She also served as editorial director of the Black Maternal Health Project of Women’s eNews, a project of the Kellogg Foundation and is an advisory team member of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute.


    Bio Copied From: http://mochamanual.com/kimberly/

  • 01:01

    The Mocha Mom of Today: Challenges, Issues and Triumphs

    in Dads and Family

     
    Tonight's show will look at the state of Single Moms (particually African American Moms). How are they overcoming the challenges of today?
     
    Kimberly Seals Allers is a leading authority on issues relating to modern, mothers of color, author of The Mocha Manual™ series of books and founder of www.MochaManual.com, a daily parenting and lifestyle destination and blog for African American moms and moms-to-be. Her life’s mission is to help women become powerful parents and to live a life of endless possibilities. She is also a fiercely committed and highly respected advocate in the fight to reduce the high infant mortality and maternal mortality rates and increase the breastfeeding rates in the African American community.
    In addition to her popular blog on MochaManual.com, Kimberly blogs about the African American parenting experience for MomLogic.com, Babycenter.com, is a regular commentator for Essence.com.
     

  • 01:00

    Ask MomRN Show - Surviving the Holidays as a Blended Family

    in Family

    Amy Urbach is the founder of Blended and Bonded (www.blendedandbonded.com), a website and ministry dedicated to providing professional resources to assist blended families with the common challenges they face. Amy will share her advice and tips for overcoming some of the unique challenges blended families face during the holidays.
     
    Tara Gidus, the renowned Diet Diva nutritionist and author, tells us how digestive issues affect our lifestyles and can even prevent couples from being intimate. She also offers her tips for improving digestive health.
     
    What's in a name? Plenty! Linda Murray, Global Editor in Chief of BabyCenter.com, gives us the scoop on the top baby names for 2011, according to the BabyCenter’s Top 100 Baby Names list. She will also share the most surprising and unusal names that are gaining popularity.
     
    Leah Sigler, How Lounge founder, tells us How to Survive The Holidays Digital Style using her tricks and tips to make your holidays more manageable. (MomRN update: We apologize that our guest, Leah Sigler, did not call in for the interview today. We will attempt to reschedule her if at all possible. Thanks for your understanding.)
     
    Whether you are a brand new parent or have teenagers leaving the nest in a few short years, MomRN has advice, support, and encouragement to help you on your journey through parenthood. Her expertise has helped thousands of parents as they strive to be the best parents they can be. Join MomRN and her expert guests each week for practical advice for raising a happy, healthy family.

  • 00:30

    Baby Names and Habitat for Humanity

    in Family

    BabyCenter Editor, Linda Murray, shares the results of the BabyCenter.com Baby Names Survey revealing the hottest names of 2010 and predictions for the top names of 2011.
    Habitat for Humanity housing experts join us to share their new initiative to help low-income families who have been affected by the housing crisis.

  • 00:30

    The 411 on Simplifying Your Life

    in Parents

    Find out how to make your life easier with three great websites! Babycenter.com; Care.com and Mom Corps!

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