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Boundaries

 

 

Howdy, hi! Hello! And, welcome to this week’s episode of Voices of Your Village, episode 123! You guys! We did it, the Tiny Humans, Big Emotions course is out, and right along with it is the Reparenting course. These bad boys have been in the works for months and I am so completely stoked to finally be able to share them with you.

 

I have been doing Tiny Humans, Big Emotions as an in-person workshop for years and I am so jazzed to have it all together for you in this handy dandy online course. 

 

Because now you can watch it whenever it fits your schedule, reference it back, share it with your partner or co-parent, and have a concrete toolbox for...

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How to Respond to Your Child’s Behavior

voices of your village May 14, 2020

 

 

Hey there, villagers! Welcome to Voices of Your Village episode 121, more like one hundred and twenty FUN because today is my birthday! And I cannot think of anywhere I would like to celebrate more than by being right here, with my village! Here is my gift to you: an absolutely stellar podcast episode with special guest, Sarah MacLaughlin! So what are we waiting for? Let’s start the podcast party!

I met Sarah when I was giving a workshop last June, and we’ve been in sync ever since! Sarah was a toddler and preschool teacher for a number of years, now she is a writer at Zero to Three, an organization that supports families with young children. She is...

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Self Care in Parenthood

voices of your village May 07, 2020

 

 

Happy Podcast Day to you, my wonderful villagers! Wow, I am feeling so grateful to have gotten to share 120 episodes of Voices of Your Village with you all and I cannot wait to record 120 more!

Today I am joined by Bryce Reddy, who you may know as @MomBrain.Therapist on Instagram and Facebook, for this year’s Mother’s Day episode so we could really dive deep into the realities of self care in parenthood.

 

“The human condition is for all of us.”

 

Bryce and I agreed that the marketing of self care for parents can tend to be kind of wonky or misguided, and the reality is that we all need the proper self care in order to show up in this world...

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Responding to Anxiety in Kids

 

 

Hey there, villagers! Welcome back to another episode of Voices of Your Village. I am so jazzed about this week’s episode. I am joined by Jessica Vanderwier, you might know her as Our Mama Village over on Instagram. She is a therapist and mama to almost two kiddos, she’s growing her second right now! Jessica is a psychotherapist who shares emotional support strategies for parents and kids in order to educate on child behavior and mental health in children. We sat down to answer your biggest questions about responding to anxiety in kids. Let’s dive on in!

First, it is important to mention that there is a real culture of fear around anxiety in our society,...

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Processing Fear and Living Without Anxiety

voices of your village Apr 16, 2020

 

 

Hi Villagers! Welcome to another podcast episode and another beautiful week of being alive! I am excited to share this week’s episode with you all because, my friends, today we are talking about anxiety. This episode may bring some stuff up for you, you may have some feelings and I want you to hold space for them. I encourage you to allow these feelings to come up and to get curious about them. Feelings are communication. They are our body’s way of communicating things from our past and our subconscious to us.

 

Anxiety has never been higher in parenthood than it is right now.

 

To the extent that it has become a buzzword. So, let’s break it...

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Healing Intergenerational Trauma

voices of your village Apr 09, 2020

 

 

Happy Podcast Day, Villagers! Wow, do I have a special episode for you this week! I had the absolute pleasure to sit down with my new friend and inspiration, Dr. Lynyetta Willis. Dr. Lynyetta is a psychologist and family coach. She had a private practice for a number of years where she specialized in trauma, family work, parenting, and grief. Then, when she transitioned into coaching she narrowed down who she helped by deciding what was really important to her and reflective of her journey. So now she works with smart, successful women and their families to help them break away from “stable misery.” 

Lynyetta’s journey starts back when she was very...

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Positive Discipline from Tiny Humans to Teens

voices of your village Apr 02, 2020

 

 

Howdy, hello villagers! Welcome to yet another episode of Voices of Your Village. Today I had the ultimate privilege to sit down with Casey O’Roarty of the Joyful Courage podcast to talk about something we don’t often chat about here at Seed&Sew, raising teenagers. Because as we all know, tiny humans grow up despite our best efforts.

Casey O’Roarty is a school teacher turned parent educator, with an emphasis on positive discipline training. When her kids were 1 and 4 she found positive discipline and quickly realized how powerful the work was going to be within her own family. She learned what parenting she did not want to repeat, and knew she had to...

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The Mom Mental Load

voices of your village Mar 26, 2020

 

 

Hi Villagers, welcome to another sunshine soaked Podcast Day. Here’s a hot social-distancing tip: The Voices of Your Village podcast pairs nicely with a walk around the neighborhood. Slip on some sneakers and headphones, click on this week’s episode, head out into the sunshine, snap a selfie, and tag me in it @SeedandSew! Seeing you all self-care at a safe distance with an assist from Voices of Your Village is always the highlight of my day.

This week we are chatting about the mental load of motherhood. I shared a post about the struggles of this mom mental load a few weeks ago and so many of you reached out to say, “Yes! And, what do we do about...

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Letting go of control

voices of your village Mar 19, 2020

 

Hi, everyone, well this episode is coming at a wild time. Honestly, I recorded it before the world felt like it was on fire, and Coronavirus upended our lives in the U.S. Recently I have been sharing on social media about my journey towards letting go of control, which in turn invited you all to share your questions about the process with me. Today we are going to dive into your questions and the truth about letting go of control.

The thing with control is that it comes up in a bunch of different ways and gives us a false sense of security. For me, a lot of control work was similar to anxiety work. The sense of feeling like I am in control helps me feel less afraid. And we know...

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Teaching Children About Differences

voices of your village Mar 12, 2020

 

 

Come one, come all to this week’s episode of Voices of Your Village. And babe, have we got an absolutely gorgeous episode for you this week. I chatted with Magda Newman, who wrote the book, Normal: A Mother and Her Beautiful Son. At the encouragement of the author of Wonder, R. J. Palacio, she wrote her book to share the story of her life, because Normal was a goal for her since her son was born. 

Magda gave birth to a son who did not fit into the social definition of “normal,” which to Magda means “like everybody else.” Her baby was born without the ability to eat, breathe, or hear but the first thing she saw when he was...

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