Mama Rising Show
Episode 8 - Supporting Siblings of Kids with Special Needs
How do we support the siblings of kids with special needs in our families? In this episode, I’m bringing you the two unicorn therapists who lead the sibling group my daughter has attended since age five, Selene Gisholt and Olivia von Ferstel. Soak in their insight, wisdom, encouragement, and tips with me. And listen closely, because they share what they believe is the single most important thing we can do to support all of the kids in our special families.
Episode 6 - Identity, Creativity, And Marriage
How can we maintain our own identity and creative outlets despite the intense demands of special needs parenting? And how the heck do we keep a marriage strong at the same time? Photographer Kristin Chalmers and I talk about how she has preserved her own creativity and self-expression while parenting two sons with special needs. She shares the strategies she and her husband have used to create an amazing marriage, plus she offers some excellent advice about how families of kids with...
Episode 3 - Bedtime Meditation for Kids
Sometimes anxiety, racing thoughts, or silliness can keep our kids awake at night. In this episode, I share the bedtime meditation my son has used every night since he was a year old, and my daughter has been listening to since birth, to help them fall asleep. + + + + + Lauren Bellon is a writer, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, and special needs mama. Find show notes for this episode, along with links to any resources mentioned, at LaurenBellon.com. Do you have an idea for a show topic?...
Episode 2 - Fierce Advocacy With A Gentle Heart
How do we balance being a fierce mama warrior advocate with diplomacy and tact? Is there a way to keep fighting the good fight without becoming bitter, angry, and oppositional? Can we be kind and compassionate and still make sure our child’s needs will be met? In this episode, I share 13 actionable ways to be a fierce advocate with a gentle heart. + + + + + Lauren Bellon is a writer, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, and special needs mama. Find show notes for this episode, along with links to...