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Progressive Parenting strives to share information to parents to help them form informed decisions for their families






How To Stop Beating Yourself Up in Parenting

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up In Your Parenting *Why Mamas Have A Hard Time Giving Up Guilt *The Shadow Side Of Conscious Parenting *How Feeling Like A “Good” Mom Can Lead To Acting Like A “Bad” Mom *Why Controlling Behavior Is a Bad Idea *How Emotional Baggage From Childhood Keeps Moms From Staying Present With Their Child Leslie Potter is the founder of Pure Joy Parenting, a joy based parenting model based on her experience raising her daughter as a single mom as well as working with...

Duration: 00:54:59

Where is the Lactation Industry on Racial Equity?

Rebecca is an actor, writer, and comedian from Chicago. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hampton University in theatre arts-speech communications and is an MFA candidate at The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communications in screenwriting. Rebecca has worked 18 years in performing arts and the last 10 years in community advocacy. She lives with her family in Raliegh North Carolina

Duration: 00:47:24

Moody Moms: How Not to be one

Your moods affect you deeply. Find out info on how to get a handle on your moods using herbs.

Duration: 00:50:44

Moody Moms: How NOT to be one

Your moods affect you deeply. Find out info on how to get a handle on your moods using herbs.

Duration: 00:11:49

The Cruelty of Breast is Best

Breast is not best and Breastfeeding doesn't make you smarter. In this segment International board Certified Lactation consultant and breastfeeding expert, Edith Kernerman admits breastmilk doesn't cure everything, . As she relates stories from the trenches in a world where money talks and breasts are silent. My guest is Edith Kernerman, she is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and clinician in Toronto, Canada, who has seen thousands and thousands of babies and their...

Duration: 01:08:27

IS FED REALLY BEST? A Discussion About Breastfeeding, Fearmongering and Evidence

Join me live as I discuss this not for profit's message and motive. On the show I will be joined by breastfeeding experts. Iam hoping to answer unanswered questions and get to the bottom of this groups message and what it means for families and breastfeeding.My guest are : *Jennifer Tow LLC,IBCLC, RLC, OMT has practiced holistic lactation for 18 years. Through her clinical experience, diligent research, she specializes in helping dyads with compromised gut health, functional restrictions...

Duration: 01:43:39

It's Your Turn to Make Doula History an Interview With Amy Gilliland Phd

Amy L. Gilliland, Ph.D., BDT(DONA), CD(DONA), CSE (AASECT) researches and teaches about doula labor support, women’s sexual experiences, and the psychological needs of mothers and fathers during the birth experience. She is an AASECT certified sexuality educator, a past member of the psychology faculty at Madison College, and one of the first DONA International birth doula trainers. Over her twenty-five year career, her work has spanned the perinatal spectrum. Dr. Gilliland’s research has...

Duration: 00:40:19

The Last Partera, Documentary

In rural Costa Rica, a 95-year-old midwife passes on the wisdom of her craft to a new generation of women fighting for their right to choose how they give birth. I will be speaking with the film maker. Don't miss it!

Duration: 00:43:58

What We've Forgotten About the Labor Blueprint

Even women who want a homebirth and even unassisted births seem to have forgotton a lot or nver learend about what birth can truly be like. I talk with Margo Blackstone (AZ Midwife) about what we seem to have forgotten

Duration: 01:03:49

Raising Kids Without Sexual Shame

Imagine a world where children talk to their parents about the changes in their bodies and their sexual desires instead of looking to media for their sex education. If you are interested in making this world a reality, you won't want to miss: Raising Kids Without Sexual Shame.My guest is Nekole Shapiro.

Duration: 00:40:33

What's Happening at Standing Rock

I will be talking to filmakers on the ground live

Duration: 00:27:22

Better Baby Bonding, Connecting with your Baby Before Birth

Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CCCE, CLD is Executive Director of Lactation Programs and Faculty for CAPPA, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. She recently acted as the Customer Advocate for InJoy Birth and Parenting, teaching webinars and producing podcasts for professionals for three years. She served as the Program Coordinator for Swedish Medical Center and Presbytarian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Colorado, which combined serve nearly 4000 expectant families a year.

Duration: 00:41:46

Vaccination! the Issue of Our Times

Join me as I talk with Peggy O’Mara about this very important topic. Parents need to know what they aren't being told. My guest Peggy O'Mara was the Editor and Publisher of Mothering Magazine from 1980 to 2011. In 1995 she founded and was its editor-in-chief until 2012.

Duration: 01:17:48

My Child Has Been Diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Now What?

For years people have come to me when they find a friend or a relative has a child with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. They have come to me because they know my daughter Uma, (now 10 years old) has Down Syndrome. I am happy to say I am FINALLY doing a show on this topic. My guest today Jen Jacob she is the co-founder and Vice President for the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network ( As a part of her role, she creates, moderates and manages small, online groups for...

Duration: 01:03:35

Birth in Alabama

Joining me today is Courtney Sirmon. Courtney is the Central Alabama Regional Director of Alabama Birth Coalition as well as a DONA International Birth Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor. For over five years, Courtney has served growing families through pregnancy, birth. postpartum & breastfeeding support. She believes strongly in “mothering the mother” and has personally and professionally seen the benefits of the midwifery model of care. Growing up in rural south Alabama, Courtney...

Duration: 00:36:25

Conversations with the Womb

I will be speaking with bestselling author, doula, and founder of the Joy In Birthing FoundationGiuditta Tornetta. Shejust released the highly anticipated follow up toPainless Childbirth. Tornetta’s second book promises to be as intensive as the first and delivers with the same in-depth knowledge and compassionate guidance she has become known for worldwide. Tornetta’s first book encouraged mothers to go on a transformational journey through pregnancy and birth to obtain the birthing...

Extended Breastfeeding

My guest today is Katleen Kendall Tacket Kathleen Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a Research Associate at the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Amarillo, Texas. She is...

Duration: 00:59:12

Birth With Confidence

Tonight I will be speaking with Rhea Dempsey, we will be discussing what it takes to give birth with confidence. We will talk about normal physiological birth and pain. Join us live to share stories ask questions or Fan girl over Rhea, goodness knows it will be hard for me not to... About Rhea Dempsey An educator, speaker, author and birth attendant (doula) with experience at over 1,000 births, Rhea Dempsey is a respected birth practitioner with a reputation as one of the foremost thinkers...

Duration: 01:04:03

Infant Sleep, What's Normal? What's not? With Meg Nagel of The MILK MEG

Sleep. It's the number one concern with new parents, and they get some crazy advice. From our culture to friends, parents hear it all, but what's true and what's fable? Join Meg Nagle, and I as we discuss sleep and your baby. ABOUT MEG Meg has a degree in Psychology and was a La Leche League Leader (breastfeeding counsellor) for seven years before becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She an incredibly successful blogger, andhaspublished articles in,“Nurture...

Overselling Breast-Feeding

My guest today is Kimberly Durdin IBCLC, SMW. She has beensupporting families as a La Leche League Leader and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for the WIC program in Brooklyn, NY over 23 years ago and as a doula. She was part of theBLESS Project (Breastfeeding Lactation Education Support Services) at historic Howard University Hospital in creating their first ever lactation clinic providing 24 hour lactation services free of charge for HUH families. Before leaving D.C., Kimberly was named one...

Duration: 01:00:55

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