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Progressive Parenting strives to share information to parents to help them form informed decisions for their families






Divorce & the family

Talking about divorce


How To Stop Beating Yourself Up in Parenting

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up In Your Parenting *Why Mamas Have A Hard Time Giving Up Guilt *The Shadow Side Of Conscious Parenting *How Feeling Like A “Good” Mom Can Lead To Acting Like A “Bad” Mom *Why Controlling Behavior Is a Bad Idea *How Emotional Baggage From Childhood Keeps Moms From Staying Present With Their Child Leslie Potter is the founder of Pure Joy Parenting, a joy based parenting model based on her experience raising her daughter as a single mom as well as working with...


It's Your Turn to Make Doula History an Interview With Amy Gilliland Phd

Amy L. Gilliland, Ph.D., BDT(DONA), CD(DONA), CSE (AASECT) researches and teaches about doula labor support, women’s sexual experiences, and the psychological needs of mothers and fathers during the birth experience. She is an AASECT certified sexuality educator, a past member of the psychology faculty at Madison College, and one of the first DONA International birth doula trainers. Over her twenty-five year career, her work has spanned the perinatal spectrum. Dr. Gilliland’s research has...


The Last Partera, Documentary

In rural Costa Rica, a 95-year-old midwife passes on the wisdom of her craft to a new generation of women fighting for their right to choose how they give birth. I will be speaking with the film maker. Don't miss it!


What We've Forgotten About the Labor Blueprint

Even women who want a homebirth and even unassisted births seem to have forgotton a lot or nver learend about what birth can truly be like. I talk with Margo Blackstone (AZ Midwife) about what we seem to have forgotten


What's Happening at Standing Rock

I will be talking to filmakers on the ground live


Birth in Alabama

Joining me today is Courtney Sirmon. Courtney is the Central Alabama Regional Director of Alabama Birth Coalition as well as a DONA International Birth Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor. For over five years, Courtney has served growing families through pregnancy, birth. postpartum & breastfeeding support. She believes strongly in “mothering the mother” and has personally and professionally seen the benefits of the midwifery model of care. Growing up in rural south Alabama, Courtney...


Extended Breastfeeding

My guest today is Katleen Kendall Tacket Kathleen Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a Research Associate at the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Amarillo, Texas. She is...


Overselling Breast-Feeding

My guest today is Kimberly Durdin IBCLC, SMW. She has beensupporting families as a La Leche League Leader and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for the WIC program in Brooklyn, NY over 23 years ago and as a doula. She was part of theBLESS Project (Breastfeeding Lactation Education Support Services) at historic Howard University Hospital in creating their first ever lactation clinic providing 24 hour lactation services free of charge for HUH families. Before leaving D.C., Kimberly was named one...


Are We Really Glossing Over the Risks of Natural Birth?

We will be discussing the risks of birth natural and otherwise


Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery

According to current guidlines vaginal breech delivery is still a reasoinable option but doctors are no longer taught it and most dont offer it. Today I will be talking to Dr. Elliott Berlin Director of TRIAL OF LABOR.Dr. Elliot Berlin is an award winning prenatal chiropractor, childbirth educator and labor support bodyworker. Dr. Berlinworks with several hundred breech babies each year, most of whom turn into the ideal pre-birth position once normal function is restored to the mothers low...


5 reasons to join the Birth Keeper Summit 2015

Join me andAnna Graybill Van Wagoneras we discuss the EXCITING upcoming BirthKeeper Summit in Berkeley California.


The WALK for Black InfantMortality Awareness

Today I will be talking toSherry Payne. She will be walking across the state of Missouri along the Katy Trail to bring attention to the invisible epidemic of African-American infant mortality- babies dying prior to their first birthday. Here in the US, Black babies die at twice the rate of their Caucasian counterparts. The reason for this is very complex but we must increase awareness of the problem to increase our efforts at solutions. She will be walking for 12 days across our state (200...


The Witch Hunt Part II:Midwifery & the Myth of Freedom - Sep 04,2013

Tonight my guest is Michelle Gober, she is a midwife and birth activist. She attended the 2nd Annual Birth Activist Retreat in Utah, and is a volunteer for the U.S. Human Rights in Childbirth Legal Defense Network. She received her midwifery training in the controversial birth states of Arizona and North Carolina.She initiated fundraising efforts for Rowan Bailey's bail and legal defense. Later in the program we will be joined by Hermine Hayes-Klein an Attorney and the director of the...


Be a Man! 3 Dads and a DOC making a difference! - Aug 07,2013

Tonight our Show starts off with 3 Dads and a Doc from BE A MAN UNIVERSITY they are writing a book and creating a MOVEMENT for fathers who want more positive and meaningful interactions with their daughters! Their mission: To become the greatest Dad generation in history! After wards I get to chat with Brian Salmon! He's a dude-la in San Antonio Texas Helping mamas and their families during an exciting and sometimes scary part of life, BIRTH!


Home Birth Cesarean, Reframing the Story of Our Births - Jul 10,2013

Join me as I speak with Courtney Jarecki of Home Birth Cesarean. While the percentage of women who go from having a homebirth to a cesarean is small, their stories are nonetheless powerful, meaningful and important. Until now, no one has gathered and shared these stories, leaving many HBC moms to feel as their birth experiences don't matter, and creating a vacuum their stories would otherwise fill. Just as HBC mothers often find themselves estranged from the homebirth community, many...


Empowered Papa Radio: What? Kanye won't change the diapers?! - Jul 07,2013

What? He won't change the diapers?! Why dads drop the ball, a 45 min radio show finding solutions to uninvolved dads. Join Joe Valey of EMPOWERED PAPA live! Call in with your comments or questions at (921) 889-2492 Joe valley is a psychotherapist and educator working to support the dads role in birth. He helps birth professionals and moms understand a dad's unique experience, and he provides support to dads for their important role.


The Business of Baby: with Jennifer Margulis PART TWO - Jun 12,2013

My guest is the Author of THE BUSINESS OF BABY What Doctors Don't Tell You, W


The Milky Way, a Documentary about Breastfeeding in America - Jun 05,2013

Birth and breastfeeding have become far too clinical and cerebral. Women possess an internal knowledge that surpasses intellectual understanding of our bodies. It is our personal goal to support women in accessing that feminine knowing that allows us to trust our bodies, trust our breasts, trust our babies and trust ourselves.I will talk to The Producers:Jennifer Davidson RN BSN IBCLC and Chantal Molnar RN MA IBCLC about their film The Milky Way. This film shows how women can reclaim their...


The Business of Baby; with Jennifer Margulis PART I - May 29,2013

My guest is the Author of THE BUSINESS OF BABY What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line She's had some harsh critiques on her tellling of how our children are exploited. There is a very real business happening and we will discuss it tonight. I hope you will call in or join us in the chat room.