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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 weekly as we tackle anything and everything at the corner of grief and motherhood.

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 weekly as we tackle anything and everything at the corner of grief and motherhood.

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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 weekly as we tackle anything and everything at the corner of grief and motherhood.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

11. Grieving an Alzheimer's Loss with Diana Waldman

12/1/2021
In this episode, Rashida & Cara sit down with Diana Waldman, a TGMC community member, who experienced first hand how Alzheimer's stole her beloved Grandma. She also digs into a whole lot more loss that she experienced within the same timeframe and how she keeps the memory of her loved ones alive with her children today. When times get tough just remember, you're a bad ass B and you got this, mama!

Duration:00:53:01

10. What to Say and What NOT to Say to a Grieving Person

11/17/2021
This one's for our homies who need some guidance on what to say and what not to say to someone who's grieving. And if you know us by now, you already know that we have opinions and WE GOT YOUR BACK SIS! When times get tough, just remember, you're a bad ass B and you got this mama!

Duration:00:58:13

9. Grieving the Loss of Our Pre-Baby-Selves

11/10/2021
This week we dive into a lighter side of grief but still a grief journey nonetheless - mourning the loss of our pre-baby selves. The year is 2015 and Cara and Rashida are living their best pre-kids lives. The drinks went down easy, the hangovers were nonexistent, and gravity had not yet gained control of our boobs. Fast forward six years and we're three (soon to be four) kids between us and things are quite different. Believe it or not, this episode takes a positive turn and doesn't end the...

Duration:00:46:47

8. The 5 (Maybe 7) Stages of Grief

11/3/2021
Whether you’re new to your grief journey or have been on one for a while, you may not have known that there are stages of grief. Like 5, maybe 7…some say 12. Whatever the case, grief sure isn’t linear. In today’s episode, Rashida & Cara talk about all of them and how identifying the emotions helped with coping. The Five Stages of Grief: https://grief.com/the-five-stages-of-grief/#:~:text=The%20five%20stages%2C%20denial%2C%20anger,some%20linear%20timeline%20in%20grief. The Seven Stages of...

Duration:01:06:10

7. The Heartache of Grieving a Miscarriage

10/27/2021
**Trigger Warning** October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month so we wanted to make sure to cover this type of grief before closing out the month. Cara recounts miscarrying her sweet angel baby before her current pregnancy with baby boy. Miscarriage is a grief that can lead women to feel isolated and alone in their pain when the reality couldn't be more the opposite. 1 in 4 women will experience a miscarriage. That means if not you, then definitely someone you know likely knows this...

Duration:01:14:57

6. Marking Death Anniversaries with Elizabeth Lombardo

10/20/2021
In today’s episode, we chat with our friend Elizabeth (aka Ebeth) who lost her Dad in May 2019 & talk about how she & her family have honored her Dad throughout the years and how that’s changed. Check out EBeth’s Mama’s cute home goods & decor store, Murphy & Co, located in Decatur, IL! You can also follow them on Insta @MurphyCoDecatur When times get tough, just remember: you’re a bad ass B and you got this mama!

Duration:01:08:36

5. More than Grief: Halloween - Love it or Hate it?

10/13/2021
It's #SpookySzn and we're here for it. Well 1/2 of us, anyway. In this episode, we dig into why Rashida hates Halloween. Also, was Rashida's bday on 10/7 so get over to Insta and wish her a belated #HBD!

Duration:00:51:15

4. Grief and Motherhood with Ryan Schwartz and Jessica Eiseman

10/6/2021
In this episode, Rashida sits down with Ryan Schwartz from Mental Health Match (@mentalhealthmatch; https://mentalhealthmatch.com/) and Jessica Eiseman from Ajana Therapy (@ajanatherapy; https://ajanatherapy.com/) to discuss grief and motherhood, coping with triggers and how you can find a therapist that fits your needs.

Duration:00:44:43

1. Welcome to the Grieving Mamas Club

9/29/2021
Well, Mama, you made it. Another day stronger, whether you believe it or not. Cara + Rashida are your new besties in navigating grief & motherhood with a side of sarcasm. Consider yourself an official member of The Grieving Mamas Club. WE'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE! When times get tough, just remember you're a bad ass B and you got this, Mama!

Duration:00:19:53

2. Loss During a Pandemic (Cara's Story)

9/29/2021
It's April 2020 and literally everyone's world is turned upside down. The pandemic is in full swing and no one knows what the hell is going on. Hand sanitizer and Lysol fill the air. Everyone is quarantined and WFH with their kid(s). Life was about taking a step back, re-evaluating, going for long walks in the evening, making banana bread & figuring out the newest TikTok dance to The Weeknd (remember #wereallinthistogether? Simpler times, man). But, on April 8, 2020, she gets an unexpected...

Duration:01:07:01

3. Becoming a Motherless Daughter at 15 (Rashida's Story)

9/29/2021
It's September 2005 . Fall Out Boy is blasting on Rashida's CD player on her way to Forever 21 to pick out a new 'fit for her high school homecoming weekend. But before she can sport that cute new top, she's suited up in her cute lil' marching band uniform, ready to perform with her closest gal pals in the Hazelwood Homecoming parade. As she rounds the corner, she hears her biggest cheerleader shouting, screaming, jumping in the air with excitement. Her Mom. It's the beginning of another fun...

Duration:00:53:47

The Grieving Mamas Club Podcast Teaser #2

9/15/2021
Another sneaky peeky before we set this whole thing live! We will be launching with F O U R F U L L episodes shortly but wanted to give you one more little preview. Hang in there, sis! You got this! Cara + Rashida

Duration:00:00:59

The Grieving Mamas Club Podcast Teaser #1

9/10/2021
The Grieving Mamas Club Podcast is launching oh so soon and we can't wait to share it with you. We'll let you know as soon as episodes are live but until then we hope you like this short clip. Hang in there, sis! Cara + Rashida

Duration:00:00:45