Accepting The Unacceptable, Parenting Autism, Epilepsy, Special Needs-logo

Accepting The Unacceptable, Parenting Autism, Epilepsy, Special Needs

Kids & Family Podcasts

This show is for anyone who is raising a child with neurological differences. Raising a child with autism and epilepsy like my daughter Remy, I have learned quite a few lessons about the special needs world and the evolution of growth as a mom. In this show, we discuss all of it. Parenting, marriage, the autism world, epilepsy world and everything in between. Welcome, I am so glad you stopped by

This show is for anyone who is raising a child with neurological differences. Raising a child with autism and epilepsy like my daughter Remy, I have learned quite a few lessons about the special needs world and the evolution of growth as a mom. In this show, we discuss all of it. Parenting, marriage, the autism world, epilepsy world and everything in between. Welcome, I am so glad you stopped by

Location:

United States

Description:

This show is for anyone who is raising a child with neurological differences. Raising a child with autism and epilepsy like my daughter Remy, I have learned quite a few lessons about the special needs world and the evolution of growth as a mom. In this show, we discuss all of it. Parenting, marriage, the autism world, epilepsy world and everything in between. Welcome, I am so glad you stopped by

Language:

English

Contact:

408-466-3439


Episodes

065| Suffering Consciously

12/10/2020
Are you suffering right now? I want to talk about this because it's been top of mind as I look out into the world. Civil unrest, racial divide, a pandemic that's costing hundreds of thousands of deaths. Jobs lost, families fearing eviction, schools out, kids home, loved one's dying or being sick, and there's not much we can do about it. I've struggled the last few months and many times have felt lost. Not knowing where I'm going or what I'm doing. In this episode, I am talking about what it...

Duration:00:29:59

066 | How to Find the Right Babysitter Pt. 2

10/15/2020
In this episode, we are going to be talking about how to let others care for your special needs child. The reason why this is an important topic is because as special needs moms, we wear all the hats. We take care of our children, the house, our marriage, other kids, work, cooking, cleaning, errands, doctor’s appointments, and the list goes on. I understand that not everyone has the means to hire a nanny or babysitter all the time. So, this topic relates to you letting go of full control to...

Duration:00:36:25

065 | How to Find the Right Babysitter Pt. 1

10/1/2020
Okay. I hear you. Hiring a babysitter is too expensive. No one can take care of your kids as well as you can. How could you trust someone or find the time to find someone? How do you know if they are treating your kids well when you aren't there? I get it and I hear you. These are things I used to tell myself. But I am doing this episode because I think one of the most important things as a special needs parent is to have some balance in your life. A lot of times when we are the sole person...

Duration:01:04:42

064 | (Q&A) How Do You Feel About People Using The R Word?

9/24/2020
On this Q&A episode of the podcast, I am responding to a question I got on Instagram that was really really good! It's all about how offended we are when we hear the R word. In the special needs arena, that is very hurtful. I have a lot of thoughts about this because it's something I’ve struggled with over the last few years, and I’ve finally come to a certain peace with it. I want to share that because we need to talk about things like this and how the world views our kids or how they throw...

Duration:00:35:51

063 |(Q&A) How Do You Balance Work, Family, and Self-Care as a Special Needs Mom?

9/3/2020
In this episode, it's going to be a little different. I have had the idea of adding a second episode a week. I get a lot of questions from people, a lot of questions that are really good and important to me and to the special needs community, so I really want to discuss them with all of you. In this episode, and for future Q&A's, I am just going to answer questions. YOUR questions. Please let me know if this is something you enjoy and if you have anything you'd like to ask me, DM me on...

Duration:01:06:10

062 | How to Get to a Place of Acceptance - with Jody Warshawsky

8/27/2020
Today we are talking about acceptance. It is my biggest dream for every parent that has a child with special needs because what you can do with acceptance can change the world. You cannot be the best, most effective, and most loving parent until you get to this phase. The journey is you discovering what that purpose is. And I believe that your child was put here to transform the world and bring a new consciousness to our planet. But it starts with you. It starts with the mama. And that is...

Duration:00:51:43

061 | Depression and Feeling Hopeless - with Jody Warshawsky

8/24/2020
When my daughter Remy was diagnosed with autism, I had ALL the feels. I struggled and I felt alone. I didn’t know how I was going to be the kind of mother that Remy needed, and I didn't understand why she had special needs. How could God do this to a child? Why did God choose me? What did I do to deserve this? But I had SUCH a radical transformation when I was able to go through truly grieving the child I thought I was going to have. It was such a hard thing to do, but I'm really happy and...

Duration:00:36:11

060 | I'll Do Anything to Change My Child's Diagnosis - with Jody Warshawsky

8/19/2020
Today’s topic is ALL about bargaining. The word bargaining is confusing for a lot of people, and whenever we talk about the stages of grief, we don't even know what it really is and want to move on to the “better” stages, because who needs bargaining? But it's one that will actually keep us stuck the longest. I don't think we even realize we are doing it. So, in today’s podcast, you'll learn all about what bargaining is and what it isn't, and why it's the foundation for getting to that place...

Duration:00:47:16

059 | How Anger Shows Up In Special Needs Parenting - With Jody Warshawsky

8/17/2020
This episode is a heavy topic, but I am really excited about it. It is about anger and grieving what your old ideas or thoughts were for your child. It is a previously recorded episode and it's one of the first one I've ever done. I wanted to play it because the discussion of the stages of grief still rings true for any mom or any parent who is processing through a diagnosis for their child. If we don't process through it, the whole journey is nothing but pain, struggle, and agony. My...

Duration:00:34:53

058 | Denial and How It Plays a Role in Special Needs Parenting - with Jody Warshawsky

8/13/2020
This episode is about denial and it is one of THE most important episodes of this entire podcast. What I know now is that when you are raising a child with special needs, there is a part of you that has to die. And I know that sounds a little crazy, but raising a child with special needs requires you to change. It requires you to become a better version of yourself. Through change comes grieving and processing through the feelings that you are having. I am replaying these episodes because...

Duration:00:52:01

057 | Depression and Why You Aren't Alone - with Jody Warshawsky

8/7/2020
Currently, I am going through a season of depression in my life. This is not a comfortable topic for me to talk about, but I realize how important and crucial this discussion is right now. I also know that one of the BEST ways to overcome it is to talk about it. So, that's what I am doing in this episode. This is just coming from my own experience and my own journey with depression, what I’ve found helpful, and advice I have for you if you are in a season of depression yourself. I hope that...

Duration:01:15:58

056 | How Hope Can Help You Process an Autism Diagnosis - with Sherilyn Toro

7/30/2020
On this episode, I am talking with Sherilyn Toro who is an amazing mama of two kids. Her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was ten years old, and her son, Gabe, was recently diagnosed with Autism. She is so incredible and openly shares about her hopes and fears surrounding her son’s diagnosis, how important Early Intervention was to his growth, her grieving process, how everything has affected her marriage, and what having two children with very different diagnoses is...

Duration:00:58:41

055 | Homeschooling With an AAC Device - with Heather Cadenhead

7/23/2020
I am speaking today with Heather Cadenhead, who is the incredible mama and home-school teacher of two boys. Her 8 year old son Milo is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum. Heather and her family have been on the autism journey for a few years now and she has learned a lot throughout her journey. She talks about finding resources for her son, getting a diagnosis, learning how to implement an AAC device into his communication, and how she came to the decision of homeschooling her two son’s...

Duration:01:01:26

054 | Grief, Acceptance, and Processing Special Needs Parenting - with Jody Warshawsky

7/16/2020
This is a very different episode then the ones I’ve done in the past. I have had a lot on my mind and I wanted to share that with you. I believe that it really ties in to special needs parenting and has given me clarity about why I am even here, doing this podcast, and why I have such a passion to talk to parents with kids that have special needs. I share stories about my childhood, my relationship with my mom, grieving her death, and how I have become a stronger advocate for special needs...

Duration:00:49:08

053 | When Life Gives You Two Ends of the Spectrum - with Stephanie Hanrahan

7/9/2020
I am so excited to have Stephanie Hanrahan on the podcast for this episode because she is so vulnerable and unafraid to talk about the hard areas of her life. She shares the personal story of having a husband with a chronic illness, what its really been like being a mom of two kids on the spectrum, and how she achieved success by opening up and unashamedly sharing her truth through her website Tinkles Her Pants. I can't wait for you to listen! Here's how to connect with...

Duration:00:58:05

052 | Autistic Interpretations - with Val Brooks

7/2/2020
I am really excited about today’s episode because I am speaking with Valerie Brooks who is the mother of three kids, and currently a caretaker for her daughter Jess, an adult who is blind and has autism. People like Val and her daughter Jessica help me to see how amazing life can be, even when it is really hard. Val shares all of her struggles with being a young mom, raising her daughter Jessica, how lonely it has been, and how amazing their life is now. I loved hearing their story and I...

Duration:01:26:01

051 | From Loss and Tragedy to Love and Autism - with Nicole Gottesmann

6/24/2020
In this episode, I am interviewing Nicole Gottesmann, who shares her powerful story of overcoming the tragedy and grief of losing her husband, her experience with getting an autism diagnosis for her son Gabe, dealing with breast cancer, and through it all, how she was able to find love again. Nicole's story is so beautiful and she is such an amazing example of resilience and determination. I can't wait for you to listen! Here's how to connect with...

Duration:00:48:38

050 | The First Year of an Autism Diagnosis - with Katie Poirier

6/16/2020
In this episode, I am talking to Katie Poirier who was a former physician’s assistant and is now a stay-at-home mom to two kids under two. She talks about the birth of both of her children, Everett and Isla, Postpartum Depression, and her story about recently getting an autism diagnosis for her first child, Everett. It is an amazing conversation about Katie’s story, her growth, and how she has been able to find strength through shared experiences with other autism moms. Here's how to...

Duration:00:59:44

049 | How to Find Joy After an Autism Diagnosis - with Andrea Andrade

6/11/2020
In this episode, I am interviewing Andrea Andrade who is the mother of 3 children, ages 22, 18, and 16. Her middle child, Teddy, was diagnosed with autism when he was just 2 years old, so she has almost 17 years of experience of being an autism mom. She talks about receiving an autism diagnosis, motherhood, raising three children, self-care, having an adult child with autism now, and so much good advice for mothers who are at different stages in the autism journey with their...

Duration:00:53:00

048 | Injustice and Controversy: A Conversation About George Floyd and Myka Stauffer

6/4/2020
So, this week I intended to put out a different podcast episode, but it just didn’t feel right. There are so many things going on in our world right now that it felt like it was important to address what is happening. The two big controversial topics that are discussed in this episode are the racism and injustice surrounding the story of George Floyd, and the sad and controversial story of the youtuber, Myka Stauffer. My friend and advocate Megan Carranza from the Adventures in Autism...

Duration:01:05:30