Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stuff Mom Never Told You

It was a cold winter day in our tiny studio apartment in Orem. Tim turned on a new podcast-- "Stuff Mom Never Told You" -- and I was hooked. Mostly because they talk about everything I know and love like menstruation, childbirth, feminism, etc, etc. They are hilarious, informative, and just plain interesting. Last week, after the breastfeeding podcast (including discussing the breastfeeding in public controversy), I wrote a little email to Molly and Cristen about how I'm a mother and a college student, and that I take my baby with me to class and breastfeed and have never had an issue with it. I told them also that their job is my DREAM job. To do research about these things and then just talk about them. Freaking amazing.

And they responded!!!!!!! (cue delirious giggling) Silly, I know. But they are my idols. I suggested cloth diapering as a podcast. Maybe they will do it! That would be so, so cool.

The email:

"Hi Caitlin, Molly and I will take your career dream as the highest compliment! I think it's so great that your school allowed you to take [Theodore] to class with you. If only more schools and workplaces were more flexible with childcare.

Cloth diapering is an interesting idea. I know my mom was a big proponent of them, if only for the cost savings. We'll put it in the MomStuff queue and see what we can come up with.

Thanks for listening and writing in!


  1. Thank you for the recommendation! (Now I can distract myself from finals with yet something else, :) )

  2. because of your post, i decided to check it out last night. i ended up downloading all the episodes and love it! thanks for the recommendation, caitlin!