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!
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. 😊
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 Or gives wrong or out of date information about you.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!
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!
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…
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...
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.
The Mother Rogue
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!
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! :)
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.