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Postpartum Anxiety with Chasity Holcomb

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 171. In this episode, I got to hang out with Chasity Holcomb who you might know as @Momfully.you over on Instagram. Chasity is a therapist and we drove into postpartum anxiety. We looked at the difference between some postpartum mood disorders and how postpartum anxiety might show up for you or for someone you love. We talked about ways that you can access support or help somebody else access support. There can be so much shame or guilt in the postpartum season, if you are struggling and I want you to know that you are enough and that you're doing enough and it is hard and you do not have to...

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REBROADCAST - Responding to Anxiety in Kids

 

 00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 170. Today we are rebroadcasting this episode on anxiety in the tiny humans. It's a topic we've been getting a lot of questions about I think especially after this last year with so much upheaval. For this episode. I got to hang out with my friend Jess. You might know her handle as Our Mama Village over on Instagram and we dove into what anxiety looks like in tiny humans and how to best support kiddos through it. Jess is a therapist out of Canada and I had such a pleasure hanging out with her for this conversation. I can't wait to hear your biggest takeaways. All right folks. Let's dive...

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Navigating Codependency

 

 0:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 169. In this episode I got to hang out with Courtney Berg. We dove into the topic of codependency. This is something that so many of us grew up with and frankly. I didn't even realize I had grown up with it until way down the road and I just found myself doing things like people pleasing or feeling nervous to set and hold boundaries for myself or practice self-care. I found myself nervous about what other people thought of me and really seeking others approval. As I dove into this work. I started to realize that these were markers of codependency and so much of this comes from our...

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REBROADCAST - Independently Falling Asleep

 

 00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 168. This is a rebroadcast of one of our most downloaded episodes ever. When folks come to us asking, "How can I support my tiny human with sleep?" There are a few foundational skills that we look at one of which is independently falling asleep. Now, I want you to know that if what you are doing for sleep with your tiny human is working for you. Awesome. That is rad. You don't have to change a single thing. It's also crucial that when we are navigating independent sleep, when kids are learning how to fall asleep without being bounced or rock or fed. It's crucial that we're supporting...

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Signs Your Child is Ready to Drop a Nap

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 167. Today I got to hang out with our sleep consultant Christen Young, we dove into the signs that your child is ready to drop a nap. Naps are a topic that we get so many questions about, especially under 18 months because everything changes so fast, you know, just when you feel like you've gotten it nailed down you're  like, "Yes, we figured it out." They're shifting and they're showing you they're ready to drop a nap, and there's a change, and it can just all feel really overwhelming. So Christen and I hung out to outline this for you. How do you know when your kiddo is ready to drop a...

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Bedtime Boundaries

 

00:00:01 Alyssa
You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 166. Oh, this was so fun to do, I got to hang out with Rachel, our sleep program director and one of my best friends in the world to chat about bedtime boundaries. We get tons of questions about kiddos pushing those boundaries at bedtime what to do about it, how to support them, things we can do proactively and then what to do in the the moment. This episode is a real and raw episode. You hear things from Rach about personally sitting outside of her daughter's bedroom door to reinforce some boundaries and what this can look like with younger kids as well. It's always fun when I just get to hang out with...

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Why Kids Thrive with Routines

 

00:00:00    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 165. Today we're talking about routines and don't mix this up with schedules, we'll go into the difference in this episode. But routines are crucial for our regulation both as adults and kids when we know what to expect, when we know what's coming next it helps our nervous system feel regulated and calm. We're going to chat about about how you can implement routines with your kiddos, how to change a routine and what happens when your kiddo pushes a boundary or has some big behaviors about routines. All right folks. Let's dive in. 

 

00:00:49    Alyssa

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A Deep Dive into Neurodiversity with OT, Rachel Coley @Canddokiddo

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 164. I got to hang out with Rachel Coley. You might know her as @Candokiddo over on Instagram. We chatted about neurodiversity. Rachel is an occupational therapist, which you all know, here we go again. I love OTS. We got really nerdy together. And this is one of my favorite episodes that I've ever done because we talked about what neurodiversity means, what the sensory systems are and what it could look like if every single one of us knew how our sensory systems worked, what was helpful for us for regulation, what pulled from our withdrawals and then we're able to self-regulate so that...

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The Importance of Early Intervention

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 163. I got to hang out with Amirra Johnson. She's an occupational therapist working in early intervention. Early intervention is such a gift and we broke down why it's important, what it is, when you might want to look into it and where the gaps in the system are, ways that you might have to advocate for your child. I'm a huge proponent of supporting kids early on if we're noticing that there's anything that's getting in their way. If there are any roadblocks that are keeping them from developing. Typically we want to support them because the brain is able to change so early on, that when we...

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REBROADCAST - Spring Daylight Saving Time

 

00:00:01    Alyssa

You're listening to Voices of Your Village. This is episode 162. Folks, that time of year is almost here again where we change the clocks. I know it's such a doozy and every single time this comes around, twice a year. Here we are with the Spring Daylight Savings time. Every time it comes around, y'all are like help! Don't worry. We've got your back here. This episode is going to guide you through what to pay attention to, what doesn't matter and how to come back from this after the fact if you're still seeing sleep challenges. Remember it is one hour and we can totally do this. We have an outline for you here and head on over to seed.sleep on...

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