We’re Back – New Add Water and Stir Podcast Thursday!

We took a short break for the Thanksgiving holiday but we’re back!

On the 12th episode of Add Water and Stir,  AdoptiveBlackMom and Mimi of ComplicatedMelodi (that’s me!) will explore the upsides and the downsides of parenting.  We’ll share some of the taboos that we’ve encountered related to parenting and, specifically, parenting adoptive kids.  We’ve bumped into all kinds of stuff out here in the blogosphere and in our various support networks related to adoption. We’ll also share about some of our top parenting trials and triumphs.

Join us this Thursday night, December 4, at 9pm CST/10pm EST as we discuss what we’ve learned during our first year as adoptive parents.  As usual we’ll Wine Down with some pop culture and reality tv.

Join the dynamic duo on Thursday night on Google+.

Or catch Add Water and Stir later on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher or the podcast page a few days later.

Be sure to subscribe and rate!

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ICYMI: Add Water and Stir Tenth-a-versary!

Check out the latest episode of the Add Water and Stir podcast –  Episode 010: Tenth-a-versary.  In this episode, we discuss our perceived challenges in being Black, middle class, adoptive parents.

If you can’t watch it, download and listen to it here.  Show Notes for all episodes can be found at our website: addwaterandstir.libsyn.com.

We also need your help!  We are working to build our audience and we need our audience to tell us what you want.

  • Follow us on Twitter at @mimicomplex and @adoptiveblkmom.  Retweet our podcast announcements to your friends!  Send us your thoughts about the show.
  • Follow us on our Google+ page and give us suggestions on topics
  • Subscribe to us on iTunes.  Leave us a five star rating!
  • Subscribe to us on Stitcher Radio.  Give us a thumbs up!
Add Water and Stir Episode 9

Add Water and Stir: Episode 009

Check out the latest episode of the Add Water and Stir podcast –  Episode 009: Old Holidays, New Traditions.  In this episode, we discuss our perceived challenges in being Black, middle class, adoptive parents.

If you can’t watch it, download and listen to it here.  Show Notes for all episodes can be found at our website: addwaterandstir.libsyn.com.

We also need your help!  We are working to build our audience and we need our audience to tell us what you want.

  • Follow us on Twitter at @mimicomplex and @adoptiveblkmom.  Retweet our podcast announcements to your friends!  Send us your thoughts about the show.
  • Follow us on our Google+ page and give us suggestions on topics
  • Subscribe to us on iTunes.  Leave us a five star rating!
  • Subscribe to us on Stitcher Radio.  Give us a thumbs up!

Next Add Water and Stir Podcast This Sunday

AWAS Episode 9 - Old Holidays, New Traditions

Every family has traditions and rituals that provide a rich source of family values and shared memories.  These rituals are particularly important for adoptive families as they help to give children a sense of belonging, family unity, predictability and security. However, developing traditions that incorporate everyone’s expectations can be challenging, particularly when considering older child or multi-cultural adoptions.

Join ComplicatedMelodi’s Mimi and AdoptiveBlackMom’s ABM as we chat about our thoughts on creating new traditions with our families and our plans to celebrate the holidays. Of course, we will have the Wine Down with some interesting pop culture observations and offer our recommendations.

Note:  Schedule Change for this week!  Instead of Thursday, catch us live on Google+ on Sunday, October 19 at 6:00pm CST/7:00pm EST.  If you can’t make it, you can always watch the rerun on our Google+ page, Youtube or download the podcast from iTunes or Stitcher.

Add Water and Stir Podcast – Black and Bougie

 

Check out the latest episode of the Add Water and Stir podcast –  Episode 008: Black and Bougie.  In this episode, we discuss our perceived challenges in being Black, middle class, adoptive parents.

If you can’t watch it, download and listen to it here.  Show Notes for all episodes can be found at our website: addwaterandstir.libsyn.com.

We also need your help!  We are working to build our audience and we need our audience to tell us what you want.

  • Follow us on Twitter at @mimicomplex and @adoptiveblkmom.  Retweet our podcast announcements to your friends!  Send us your thoughts about the show.
  • Follow us on our Google+ page and give us suggestions on topics
  • Subscribe to us on iTunes.  Leave us a five star rating!
  • Subscribe to us on Stitcher Radio.  Give us a thumbs up!

Join Us Live: Add Water and Stir – Episode 7 This Thursday

AWAS 007: Time Outs, Switches & Modern Parenting

“Ohhhhh man!  Back in the day, my mom whooped me with an extension cord!”

If you’ve ever hung out on “Black” social media, surely you’ve come across such a #ThrowBackThursday kind of post.  Not only has corporal punishment long been a form of discipline within the Black community (and other groups too), but there is often a certain amount of pride in having endured and thrived under the lash of a good spanking/whooping/beating.

On this week’s Add Water and Stir podcast ComplicatedMelodi’s Mimi and AdoptiveBlackMom will talk about discipline, communities of color and adoption.  Adoption often involves significant loss and trauma, requiring patient, therapeutic parenting.  Mimi and I will talk about how all this jives together in the face of family and friends who fondly reminisce and declare if it was good enough for them, then corporal punishment is good enough for the kids.

Of course, we’ll have our regular Wine Down session and offer our recommendations!

Join us LIVE at our  Google+ Hangout on Thursday night at 9pm CST/10pm EST!  By the way, Add Water and Stir is on over the internets.  Check out and subscribe to our Add Water and Stir Google+ page.  Subscribe to our Add Water and Stir YouTube channel.

ICYMI: Add Water and Stir is Officially Official

The Add Water and Stir is Officially Official!  We are on iTunes and Stitcher, the major podcasting venues!  Our podcasts are informative, funny, serious, ratchet and everything in between.  Be prepared to get the real deal on foster care and adoption, our personal triumphs and failures and then Wine Down with us and our love of reality television.  We love our children and how we chose to grow our family but are real honest about how adding a child to your life through foster care/adoption is not as easy as “Add Water and Stir.”  Subscribe and Follow Us at any (or all of these places): Google+, YouTube,  iTunes,  or Stitcher.

Episode 6:  What’s Going On?

ComplicatedMelodi (Mimi) and AdoptiveBlackMom discuss what keeps them awake at night while raising children of color, in the wake of the death of Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO.  They chat about what survival skills must be taught and the role of privilege in shaping the racial experience of parents and kids.  The Wine Down focuses on Love and Hip Hop and Married at First Sight.

Add Water and Stir – This Thursday!

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Join ABM and Mimi as they discuss ALL the feelings on the next Add Water and Stir podcast with ABM and Mimi, this Thursday, August 7th at 10pm EDT/9pm CDT on Google Hangout!   We’re going to be the process of matching at our respective agencies, what things we consider and how we feel when we felt when a placement wasn’t right for us.

(You can RSVP or just find us live by clicking the link!) Podcasts will also be available on YouTube and our podcast webpage (http://addwaterandstir.libsyn.com/) the day after the hangout.

Add Water and Stir: Crumbling Towers of Strength

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Join ABM and Mimi as they discuss ALL the feelings on the next Add Water and Stir podcast with ABM and Mimi, this Thursday, July 24th at 10pm EDT/9pm CDT on Google Hangout!   We’re going to be discussing self-care and the case of Debra Harrell, the woman who was arrested and her child taken into CPS custody after letting her child go to the park unsupervised.  We may also throw in a bit of ratchet culture for good measure.

(You can RSVP or just find us live by clicking the link!) Podcasts will also be available on YouTube and our podcast webpage (http://addwaterandstir.libsyn.com/) the day after the hangout.