Mothers On The Frontline

Mothers On The Frontline


Latest Episodes

Punitive Frameworks Part I
June 24, 2020

In this episode we discuss the policy frameworks and philosophical assumptions underneath current punitive systems including policing and schools. (We will continue this discussion next week and look at some promising new frameworks that are currently ...

MOTFL Episode 31: Allyship: Moving from Performativity to Authenticity: Conversation Between Friends Series #3
June 17, 2020

In this episode we discuss: what it means to be an allythe difference between performative and authentic allyshiphow allyship differs from friendship and being a coalition partnerstigma jumping vs intersectional activism and advocacy Terms:

MOTFL Episode 30: “Defunding the Police” Conversations Between Friends #2
June 09, 2020

In this episode we have a conversation about defunding the police: what it means, what it doesn’t mean, and how the phrase raises different emotions in people depending on their personal experiences with the police and racism.

MOTFL Episode 29: “White Lady Tears” Conversations Between Friends Series #1
June 05, 2020

In this episode, the founders of Mothers on the Frontline discuss grief, racial privilege, policing, and the performativity of emotion. Families and communities are grieving right now. We are grieving the deaths of over 100,

Kate, A Mother From Iowa
March 20, 2020

Kate is a mother from Iowa whose children have autism, anxiety, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and prosopagnosia. In this episode, she discusses what it was like when her son was first diagnosed, adjusting each year to new teachers,

Raising a child with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Anxiety
December 10, 2018

A mother speaks about raising a 9 year old with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Anxiety.

Fostering over 100 children, Just Ask Mom Series, Episode 20
November 12, 2018

In this episode, a foster and adoptive parent shares her experience of caring for  her biological, adoptive and foster children.

You are everybody you’ve ever been, Just Ask Mom Series episode 19
October 22, 2018

In this episode, Diana shares her experience mothering a 17 year old daughter with anxiety and depression. Mentioned on this episode:NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/ Transcription[music in background]

Bipolar in the teen years and beyond in rural Iowa, Just Ask Mom episode 18
October 08, 2018

Jill discusses caring for her son whose bipolar disorder surfaced during the teen years. She describes the lack of resources in rural Iowa, the criminalization of mental illness and how that affected her family.

Miss Diva on Raising a Child with Schizoaffective Disorder, Just Ask Mom Podcast Series, episode 16
October 06, 2018

In this episode, we listen to Miss Diva from the USA. She speaks about raising a son with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, and Seizures in the African-American Community. Please be advised that this interview contains content about domest...