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Parenting in the Pandemic

In this episode, I sat down with dynamic, mom of 7, author and family strategist.  And did I mention she is the mom of 7 beautiful children she shares with her supportive husband???  Well, I couldn't wait for her to share her tips and strategies for holding things together at home, guiding other families, and taking good care of herself.  (Original Air Date:  September 11, 2020)

Guest: Charlotte Avery, 2020 Virginia Mother of the Year®️, Speaker and Author/http://www.beingcharlotteavery.com

Virtual Book Launch for Mother’s Work – Tuesday, May 18

Join us for the virtual launch of Mother's Work:  Pearls of Wisdom and Gems from my journey.  I am so excited to finally share this with all of you.  In Mother's Work, I recount stories and lessons learned as the mom of twins on a career-changing and life-altering journey.  We'll give you a little taste of what you can expect in Mother's Work and we have some giveaways planned!  We kick off at 8 PM Eastern via ZOOM.  Register for this FREE event at Mother's Work Book Launch.

From Chaos to Connection: Building Communication with Your Kids!

What an amazing conversation I had today with Trevor Romain, author, illustrator, and speaker!   Trevor has published more than 50 books created to help children manage challenging life transitions like divorce, loss, moving, bullying, middle school and so many more.  His passion and regard for children is palpable in this interview.  You cannot help but be moved.  Plus, you don't want to miss his tips for building stronger connections with the children in your life!  Let me know what you think!

Guest:

Trevor Romain, Author, Illustrator, Speaker & Founder of the Trevor Romain Company/http://www.trevorromain.com

Courageous Conversations about Race

As we continue to wrestle with racial equity and social justice in our country, I want to share resources with parents.  I have spoken about these topics several times over the past year.   I will periodically add resources to this list.

 

Critical Topics  in Parenting presented  by the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)

I along with Dr. Linda McGhee presented a webinar entitled, Cultivating Racial & Cultural Awareness in Children.  You can view it here:  https://pepparentonline.org/p/cultivating-racial-and-cultural-awareness-in-children

 

A Conversation About Parenting and Race

I was interview by parent educator, Robbye Fox, on the Parenting With PEP in the Pandemic podcast.  Listen here:

Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Conference 2021 – May 3 – 4, 2021

I am a featured speaker at the Child Abuse Prevention Conference presented by Prevent Child Abuse Iowa. This year's theme is “Cultivating Community”. The title of my talk is “Do You Hear Me:  Staying Connected Through The Chaos”.

ADULTING

Today's show featured Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times best-selling author, advocate and parenting expert.  We discussed the challenges young people face as they take on adult responsibilities and create the life they want on their terms.  Ms. Lythcott-Haims has written a powerful new book, Your Turn:  How To Be An Adult which parents should send off with their children as they start off on their own.

Guest:  Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author, Advocate, and Parenting Expert/http://www.julielythcotthaims.com

 

Beyond A Dream Youth Conference – April 17, 2021

Join us on Saturday, April 17 at 12 PM EST. The Beyond A Dream Conference is designed for students in Grades 6 – 12 and will allow them to explore careers and learn what it takes to prepare for college.  They will hear from industry experts about strategies for building successful careers in STEM, health, business, digital arts, communications, and marketing.  There's something for parents, too!  Parents will learn how to finance college for their kids, connect and communication effectively with them, and maximize their own career success.  You don't want to miss it!!

Get your tickets here:  Beyond A Dream Conference

Raising Resilience: Overcoming Adversity and Creating A Life of Purpose

What an inspiring conversation I had with today's guest.  Zaakirah Muhammad is the dynamic founder of Phocused Media Group, a platform that combines photography, digital media, and branding.  A childhood cancer survivor, Zaakirah shared her journey of courage and resilience as told through her powerful memoir, Seeing Life Through A Different Lens which incorporates riveting journal entries from her mother.                   (Original Air Date:  Friday, March 12, 2021)

Guest:  Zaakirah Muhammad, Photographer, Brand Strategist, and Author/http://www.phocusedmediagroup.com and http://www.seelifedifferent.com

 

 

Overcoming Trauma, Part II: Helping Children Cope

Today, I talked with Psychotherapist and Trauma Consultant Beth Tyson.  She is committed to helping children and families process and overcome trauma in healthy ways using productive strategies.  Ms. Tyson shared coping strategies that are applicable in the pandemic we are in as well as other traumatic and stressful circumstances.  (Original Air Date:  Friday, February 12, 2021)

Guest:  Beth Tyson, Psychotherapist, Trauma Consultant, and Author/http://www.bethtyson.com.

A Celebration of Motherhood: A Mom on a Mission to Help Other Moms Shine

Today, I caught up with Nikki Osei Barrett, Co-Founder of District Motherhued and The Momference. Did I mention she's a super-busy wife and mom of three?  Nikki shared her mom journey, from the beginning, in her teen years through the pursuit of her education and on to the launch of her boutique public relations firm and the creation of a dynamic organization for moms of color.  In case you missed it, click the link above and listen.  (Original Air Date:  Friday, March 20, 2020)

Guest:  Nikki Osei Barrett/http://www.districtmotherhued.com and http://www.themomference.com