Any Californians out there? I'll be on Jonathan Rowe's show on KWMR/90.5 fm. 5.30 Pacific time. KWMR is out of Point Reyes, and it's the community radio station for West Marin. Jonathan has a small child--two years and nine months, he writes--so I think the conversation will be very engaged. Pass the word.
A funny thing has happened this summer. My daughter takes the bus to camp. This means that aside from my neighbors who meet us with their kids each morning and afternoon at the bus stop, I'm out of the parenting loop. I just don't hear that many parenting stories. What a change for me! It also says something about isolation and parenting. Usually I drop my daughter at school and pick her up after, so I'm always in the swirl of the two-minute conversation that gets picked up the next day, or the after-school playground conversations that, although interrupted, give me so much to think about. Now I support buses--and this summer, my daughter's camp is 30 minutes away, longer in morning traffic, so I live for the bus--and we know I've blogged before about buses and how they're a small and unnoticed and really important part of parent's lives. I'm also noticing how they contribute to isolation, especially for those of us who work from home. In other words, I suppose, send parenting stories!
ps--you can stream this, traipse over to the KWMR homepage and click "On The Air" for directions.