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A space for any mom who is on the wild ride of motherhood while navigating a grief journey. This ain’t your average grief podcast. As motherless moms, Cara and Rashida tackle tough conversations about grief and how it shows up in motherhood with grace and understanding, but also humor. Yes. Humor. Because grief isn’t always sad. There is joy and celebration on grief journeys too. Join The Grieving Mamas Club every other Wednesday as we feel our feels and encourage you to feel yours too.

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A space for any mom who is on the wild ride of motherhood while navigating a grief journey. This ain’t your average grief podcast. As motherless moms, Cara and Rashida tackle tough conversations about grief and how it shows up in motherhood with grace and understanding, but also humor. Yes. Humor. Because grief isn’t always sad. There is joy and celebration on grief journeys too. Join The Grieving Mamas Club every other Wednesday as we feel our feels and encourage you to feel yours too.

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English


Episodes

30. Happy Birthday TGMC!

11/9/2022
Sorry, this one is a little late! Life was lifing. In this episode, we're celebrate one whole year of The Grieving Mamas Club podcast. One whole year of building this community of badass women who are navigating this journey of motherhood right alongside their grief journey. Cara and Rashida take a look back on 30 episodes of TGMC and discuss what's to come. When times get tough, just remember you're a badass b and you've got this mama! On to Season 2 we go! And also don't forget to join...

Duration:00:37:26

29. More Than Grief: What We Said We Wouldn't Do as Moms but....

10/19/2022
TGMC is keepin' it light this week! In this More Than Grief episode, Cara and Rashida cover the things they said they'd never do as parents before they were parents (cute right), and how those things have changed since becoming moms. When times get tough, just remember you're a badass b and you've got this mama! And also don't forget to join our Facebook Community, The Grieving Mamas Club You can now also support the show here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TGMCpodcast

Duration:00:52:28

28. Child Loss through the Eyes of the Sibling Michele Benyo

9/21/2022
In this episode, Cara and Rashida have a genuinely amazing chat with Michele Benyo of Good Grief Parenting. Michele Benyo is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, early childhood educator and parent coach, and the founder of Good Grief Parenting. After her 6-year-old son died of cancer, her 3-year-old daughter said, “Mommy, half of me is gone.” This heartbreaking statement defined Michele’s life purpose. Her mission is twofold: to help parents through the unimaginable challenges of...

Duration:00:58:19

27. Loss by Suicide Part 2: Losing a Friend

9/7/2022
In this episode, Rashida talks about the loss of her best friend, Alex who died by suicide shortly after Rashida lost her mom. She covers compound grief and how that has shaped who she is today. When times get tough, just remember you're a badass b and you've got this mama! And also don't forget to join our Facebook Community, The Grieving Mamas Club You can now also support the show here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TGMCpodcast

Duration:00:40:47

26. Everyday Grief: Rashida's Griefy Week

8/10/2022
In true Cara and Rashida form, this episode has tangents. So many in fact that we had pivot and rename the episode. In this episode, Rashida discusses a visit to the ER that left her feeling extremely griefy and full of deja vu from losing her mom to a heart attack 16 years ago. When times get tough, just remember you're a badass b and you've got this mama! And also don't forget to join our Facebook Community, The Grieving Mamas Club You can now also support the show here:...

Duration:00:54:12

25. Loss by Suicide Part 1: Losing a Sibling

7/27/2022
In this episode, Cara and Rashida welcome the first guest of 2022 and she doesn't disappoint. Guest, Meredith Shelly shares her experience as a little sister who lost her brother to suicide in their 20's and how that loss and grief has shown up now that she's a mom with a beautiful baby girl. Not only did she lose her brother, a month after his death she was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Her story is beautifully raw and she shares so many wonderful insights for those on this type of grief...

Duration:00:59:40

24. Anxiety Around Dying & Coping with Triggers (Part 2)

7/20/2022
In the second part of this two-parter, Cara and Rashida dive deeper into their grief triggers and how they cope with them. When times get tough, just remember you're a badass b and you've got this mama! And also don't forget to join our Facebook Community, The Grieving Mamas Club

Duration:00:41:11

24. Anxiety Around Dying & Coping with Triggers (Part 2)

7/13/2022
In the second part of this two-parter, Cara and Rashida dive deeper into their grief triggers and how they cope with them. When times get tough, just remember you're a badass b and you've got this mama! And also don't forget to join our Facebook Community, The Grieving Mamas Club

Duration:00:42:01

23. Anxiety Around Dying & Coping With Triggers (Part 1)

6/29/2022
In this episode, Cara and Rashida are back on their long-winded BS so the intro is heavy with tangents and rants, but eventually, they discuss the heavy anxiety they each feel about dying. While one would think experiencing grief may make you less afraid of dying but that doesn't seem to be the case for Cara and Rashida. This is a two-parter where they also discuss grief triggers and how to cope with them. When times get tough, just remember you're a badass b and you've got this mama! And...

Duration:00:32:32

22. WTF is Anticipatory Grief?

6/15/2022
The official definition of anticipatory grief refers to a feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss. Typically, the impending loss is the death of someone close due to illness. But as those who have experienced it know, it's not just one singular feeling. It's a mess of confusing, tangled feelings that can come up before a loved one is even gone. In this week's episode, Cara dives into how she experienced anticipatory grief after her mom's cancer diagnosis. In true Cara fashion,...

Duration:00:31:59

21. More Than Grief: Giving Our Selves Permission to Not

6/1/2022
This week's #MoreThanGrief episode topic was borrowed from The Mom Hour, a podcast about all stages of motherhood. A few years back they did an episode called "The Life-Changing Magic of Opting Out." It is about how as a mom, there are things you have to give yourself permission to NOT do, simply to survive. Grab your glass of wine and listen to Cara and Rashida tick through the things they've simply just decided to not give real estate to in their minds. When times get tough, just...

Duration:00:36:50

20. Can You Put a Timeline on Grief?

5/18/2022
The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder. In this episode, Cara and Rashida tackle a recent New York Times article that details this diagnosis. There are pros (few) and there are cons (lots) and per usual Cara and Rashida have a lot of thoughts on tangents on this topic. Show Note Links Maintenance Phase: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/maintenance-phase/id1535408667 New York Times...

Duration:00:34:34

19. Mother's Day as a Motherlesss Mom

5/4/2022
Cara and Rashida took to the very scientific method of an IG poll to ask listeners what topics they wanted to hear from us and given the timing mother's day rose up as an immediate tackle. Cara is coming up on her third Mother's Day without her mom while Rashida has had quite a few more. Cara talks about what it was like to lose a mom so close to Mother's Day and Rashida discusses how the day has changed for her over the years since losing her mom and becoming a mom herself. As always there...

Duration:00:37:03

18. Welcoming a Baby During a Grief Journey

4/20/2022
After a decent amount of tangents (no one is surprised), Cara and Rashida talk about what it means to welcome a new baby during a grief journey. Welcoming a new baby is a time of joy (and exhaustion) but when that joy is mixed with the sadness of missing the person you lost, it can get a little complicated. For Cara, this has meant having one baby that will remember her mom and one who has never met her. For Rashida, this has meant entering motherhood years removed from the loss of her mom...

Duration:01:05:20

Welcome Back Cara!! (Part 2)

3/30/2022
In this episode Cara and Rashida rattle on a bit more, as they do! We continue to discuss Cara and Baby Brooks plus hit on Rashida's new job position and her brush with Covid. Along the way, we digress to nail art, the audacity of second children and blue Powerade. We'll be returning to our more in-depth grief chats in our next episode, but we hope you enjoy these catch-up eps. :) When times get hard, just remember you're a badass b and you got this mama!

Duration:01:02:18

16. Welcome Back Cara!! (Part 1)

3/15/2022
Rashida and Cara take 45 minutes to catch up on all things Baby Brooks and a new phase of Cara's grief journey as she welcomes her son and becomes a mama of two!

Duration:00:43:08

15. More Than Grief: Going From One to Two Kids

2/2/2022
One more prerecorded ep before we're back shooting the shit as we do. In this episode, we talk about going from one kid to two and how the transition for some of us (some of us is Rashida) was rough! While going from zero to one kid was definitely a lifestyle change for Rashida, one to two knocked her on her ass. How was the transition for you? Let us know on our IG post. When times get tough, just remember you're a badass b and you got this, mama!

Duration:00:44:28

14. More Than Grief: The Stuff They Forget to Tell You About Postpartum

1/19/2022
We're back (ish) from a longgg winter break. We prerecorded two More Than Grief episodes right before Cara gave birth to baby boy. SPOILER ALERT - Baby boy is here and mama and baby are out here crushin it in deez streets! In the first of our two prerecorded episodes, we talk through postpartum - the good, the bad, and the really ugly. We talk about the highs of being done with pregnancy and the lows of PPA and PPD. Starting with this episode we're going to an every other Wednesday cadence...

Duration:00:44:40

13. Grieving for the Holidays

12/15/2021
In the last episode before the holiday season, Cara and Rashida cover just that...grieving during the holidays. The first few holidays seasons without your loved one are really hard and while Rashida explains they do get better, there's still anxiety. Heading into every holiday season Rashida explains how she feels a sense of doom that often keeps her from feeling the joy of the season. Why is it that those on a grief journey find it so hard to let joy in after their trauma? Brené Brown's...

Duration:00:38:15

12. Losing a Parent but Finding Yourself with Janet Gwilliam-Wright

12/8/2021
This episode is one of our favorites! Cara and Rashida meet their new grief bestie, Janet Gwilliam-Wright. Janet is a career coach, a depression survivor, and oh yeah a fellow motherless mama. Having lost her mom over 20 years ago, Janet is no stranger to the grief process. Through years of work on herself (and the patience of her wonderful, amazing wife, Meg), Janet has overcome all obstacles put in her path since that fateful day she graduated from high school and lost her mom within the...

Duration:01:10:26