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Old 05-06-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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PassPorter Podcast: Episode 68: The Good Enough Mother, Rene Syler

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Episode 68: The Good Enough Mother, Rene Syler - (05-06-2011 07:00 AM)


Podcast Description: Join Jennifer and Sara as they discuss this week's news, announce contest winners and listener celebrations and chat with The Good Enough Mother (and Disney Fan!) Rene Syler.

Special Guest: René Syler is a woman on a mission! After two decades as a television news anchor, including 4 years on CBS’s The Early Show, Syler decided it was time for a change. Tired of reading from a teleprompter, René was determined to find her own voice and inspire women like herself -- juggling busy lives, raising children, and trying to live up to impossible parenting ideals. The result? René’s missive on modern motherhood, Good Enough Mother: The Perfectly Imperfect Book of Parenting and its subsequent website www.goodenoughmother.com. She is proud wife to Buff Parham and proud parent to Casey and Cole.

Length: 0:31:46

Listen now while you read our message boards or surf the web by going to the Podcast home page and clicking the blue Listen Now! button:
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For the life of me, I can't download or listen to this week's podcast. I get about 2 minutes in, then the feed cuts out. Help!
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Is it just me or is there a problem with podcast. I've got it to start twice and both times it stops at getting your sister into the airport. Other times it must just be timing out with a ? in the middle of the quicktime box. It could be on my end I suppose but having it stop at same point didn't seem like it. Any help appreciated
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We're all keeping company together it seems. Juliealto and I are trying to listen as well and it sounds like we're all getting to the same spot when it cuts out.
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I observed this problem before I released it, and recreated it twice. And on my third try, I was able to listen to the entire podcast without it stopping early. I am looking into the problem now.
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Well, well ... after 9 nine tries, I think I've finally got it! Can you all hear the full podcast now?
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Thanks Jennifer! I got to listen to the whole show plus my slow connection also let me watch the video podcast also Thanks again for all you do. Keith
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Long drives

As a veteran of many 14-18 hour drives with kids (now 6 & 10, but we've done it since they were born), I thought I'd throw my thoughts into the mix.
Every year we have at least two 14 hour drives, and alternating years usually see two 18-19 hour drives.
While I've done the trips over two days, three days, and straight through, I have to admit, while taxing mentally and physically, I like the straight through, though you need two drivers to pull that off.

We drive for about 2 hours, pull off for dinner, change the kids into pajamas, fire up a movie, and they're out until about 6am. There is NO comparison between that scenario, and one where you're driving during the day, and have to interact with bored/cranky kids for 12 hours straight!

If one of us can get sleep from 9-midnight, then the trip goes very smoothly, with changes at 4am or so, and then probably 6am. You'll want a pillow, ear plugs and an eye shade, as driving up and down the east coast there are tons of street lights!

If you do decide to take on the all day drive, consider checking out geocaching, as it gives you something to do anytime the kids get antsy, and it shows you some great spots anywhere you happen to be along the route. I've used that on many occasions to get out, stretch, and get some exercise.
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