Though life with a special needs child may be full of paperwork, insurance phone calls, and many hours of therapies, Brittni explains, the most important thing to remember in the process is to view your child’s world through their eyes. And, as you’ll hear in this episode, everything Brittni does is for the pure intent of making Maddie’s World the very best it can be.
Mindy waited her whole life to become a mom. “If someone asked me what I wanted most out of life, it would be, to become a mom.” For her first child, Mindy struggled at first to become pregnant, but for her second, it came so easily. And from there, sweet Emma entered the world. At 6.5 months, Emma was diagnosed with SMA Type 1. The diagnosis itself was hard to swallow, along with the expectations of motherhood that Mindy had to acknowledge, would soon change.
Put your pride aside. Trust your gut. Get someone to listen to you. Find your resources and utilize them. Advocating for therapy can only help your child and benefit their future. As Melisa says, “Never stop at the first “no,” when it comes to your child. Just keep going.”
We’re back again to talk about pelvic floor physical therapy! This time the Boob Broads’ prolapse sisters Katie and Lauren have a special chat to give us a more in-depth look at their symptoms, diagnosis, recommended exercises, and most importantly: how they have triumphed and persevered.
Traveling with tots, amiright? You need to be prepared for every possible situation, every possible emergency, and every possible form of entertainment. But don’t fret, we are here to help prepare you and bring reassurance, with all of our tips, tricks, and tales from our travels ;)
Being in the moment and witnessing your child having a tantrum is HARD. It’s challenging, and it’s incredibly testing of your patience and your own emotions and actions. As we discuss throughout this episode, one of the best things you can do is offer comfort and reassurance to your child. And, to remember, their big emotions they are unleashing onto you? That just means they feel safe with you. They trust in your presence enough to show their frustration, vulnerability, anger and sadness.
This smorgasbord chat is chock full of a little bit of everything from what’s going on in our lives lately. From weaning and nursing and anniversaries to kitchen appliances and pre-school beginnings... all the way to Halloween decor - come join us on this discussion and enjoy!
In this next episode, we will chat about our children’s milestones and development, alongside our very special guest: Dana, a dear friend who also happens to be a speech pathologist. With Dana in our conversation, we have incredible insight and expertise looking at such an important topic!
Ahhhh, sleep. Sleep can truly determine the course of your day, your mood: for you, your baby, your partner. And, for the Dunkin’ Donuts employees that are angels on Earth for handing over that beautiful iced coffee.
In this next episode, we will talk about all things with feeding solids, what tactics worked best for us, how we transitioned into this new process, and any issues we faced. Anything new and different can be difficult to navigate as a mom and a baby, but we are in this with you and are here to answer any questions you might have!
Your baby’s hungry, your baby is crying... your baby is ready to eat! And you’re in public. You’re around strangers. What do you do? Feed your baby, and don’t give a second thought to anything else. But, easier said than done - it can most certainly be nerve-wracking to nurse in public, out of your comfort zone, and made vulnerable. While it may be out of your comfort zone, remember - YOU are your baby’s comfort zone, and feeding them and making sure they are comfortable is #1.
Mental health - regardless of whatever stage of life you are in - is of the utmost importance. For some of us, mental health has definitely been exacerbated postpartum. In this next episode, we will dive into our maternal mental health; the extreme challenges we have faced, and our efforts to overcome internal struggles.
Whether you’re exclusively pumping, pumping to supplement, pumping at work, etc., we’ve got you covered in our latest convo. We chat about the importance of flange sizing (and how this one component can influence your output!), power pumping, different brands and types of breast pumps, hands free pumping bras, little hacks we learned along the way, and of course, our praise for the haakaa!!
As women we build up all those around us, and pay special care in doing so, but why don’t we do the same for ourselves? In this next episode, we will dive into our body image, the struggle with accepting our postpartum bodies, and how we’ve learned to celebrate them.
In this next episode, we will share our personal experiences with pelvic floor issues and the paths we took to better our bodies. We cover everything from bladder prolapse to diastis recti to pain with sex. Things that were most certainly not on our radar as new, first-time moms.
Tune in and listen to the final installment of the Boob Bros’ Father’s Day Special: you’ll hear quite a bit of sports banter, heartwarming perspectives of fatherhood, and more jokes than we can count… cheers to an incredible group of men that are beside us on this journey!