The Mother Rogue: Parenting from a Distance

The Mother Rogue: Parenting from a Distance

By Cristina Miller
The Mother Rogue is a podcast about non-custodial and long distance parenting, as told by a non-custodial, long distance parent. For 14 years I've been a NCP. For 9, an LDP. I've learned a lot on the road. Every week I talk about how to live apart from your kids while staying connected to them. Feedback welcome!
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The Mother Rogue
Thinking today of all the ways non-custodial moms are still actively involved in their kids lives moms. Fun fact: you can be a helicopter parent from several hundred miles away. Just ask my son’s teachers. 😊
21:25
July 17, 2019
Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?
As much as you want to spend time with your child, there are sometimes good reasons to cancel a trip. Here are 3 I’ve learned the hard way. Feel guilt-free to learn from my mistakes. 😊
20:46
July 6, 2019
You Said What?!?!
What to do when your fearless co-parent and ex doesn’t ask you before providing information about you to someone who cares for your child... Or gives wrong or out of date information about you. Ah the joys of being or having an ex!
19:50
June 29, 2019
Being Truly Alive Even If This Isn’t The Life We planned
No parent ever plans to live apart from their kids. That doesn’t mean we should feel guilty for living our best life. Thank you @RobGorski, The Autism Dad, for this week’s inspiration.
22:44
June 25, 2019
Staying Connected To Your Kid's Life
Happy Friday Fellow Road Warriors, Today I talk - okay, ramble on, let's call it what it is - about how to connect with your child's teachers and medical providers and tips for staying informed about your child's life. I also explain how "attend" events, such as parent teacher conferences, doctor's appointments, and school events when you can't actually hop a plane or hit the highway.  Happy Listening! As always, feel free to reach out with comments, suggestions, questions, or for commiseration: Cristinamr68@readactively.org. You are all great parents! --CMR 
24:56
June 14, 2019
Coping - Guilt Free and From a Distance- with The Worst You Didn’t Think Could Happen
Even when a parent does their best, things happen to our kids. This week I talk about coping - guilt free - when they do.
27:03
June 7, 2019
The Keyword in ‘Non-Custodial Mom’ is MOM!
Being a non-residential noncustodial mom is hard. Not only do we miss our kids, but society tends to assume the worst about us because we don’t live with our children. Let’s talk about that. Over coffee, of course…
26:15
June 1, 2019
Control! Control! Control!
As a non-custodial parent, you can end up feeling like you have no control over your child’s like and your fearless co-parent has carte blanche to do what they please. Let’s talk about that for a sec...
32:15
June 1, 2019
Great, Your Kid's Hurt, And You're X Number of Miles Away
In this episode, we take a ride down MA Route 2 as I expound on the outright stinkiness of being unable to get to your kid when they're hurting physically, emotionally, or socially. I also offer a list - in between trying to get out of fellow commuters riding my Toyota's drift - on things you can do when this happens. Feel free to count the number of "Uuummmm"'s with me, too. Happy Listening, The Mother Rogue https://because-autism.blog
05:17
May 26, 2019
The Importance of Outrageous Self Care
I routinely ignore colds, coughs, bumps, and bruises until I am a week out from seeing my Leading Man #1, at which point I realize that in order to enjoy my time with my son, I have to be healthy. In this episode we explore how NOT to be me by taking proactive care of yourself, why that is especially important as a long distance parent, and why mental health is as important as physical health. Enjoy!
18:52
May 21, 2019
Filling The Off Parent-Duty Gap
When you're non-residential or long distance custodian you have a lot of "non-parenting" time on your hands. This episode offers suggestions for filling that time so you don't miss your kids too much when you're away from them. I recorded this one from my kitchen on my laptop, so no driving static. Yay! :)
24:32
May 14, 2019
Give yourself credit you’re trying to stay connected
Tips and techniques for staying connected to your kids when you’re not visiting them. And give yourself a pat on the back if you’re trying to stay connected if you’re listening to this podcast when you’re A good parent.
16:42
May 9, 2019
Road warrior safety
How to stay safe while driving to see and returning from seeing your kids. It’s not about getting there on time or in a hurry it’s about arriving and returning in one piece.
28:18
April 21, 2019
Tips for the road
Helpful hints for preparing for and enjoying the long drive down the highway to see your kids
22:23
April 13, 2019
The Mother Rogue: What’s It All About?
The 5 things you need as a newly minted non-custodial parent.
15:52
April 5, 2019
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