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Elizabeth: Our convo with a pediatric OT

“Many children experience ongoing, disruptive patterns related to issues such as feeding, attention, emotional volatility, & response to touch & sound. But how can you tell if your child is just quirky? Or “strong-willed.” Are you overreacting to wonder if something deeper is going on?”- From Elizabeth’s website: www.b2bparentcoaching.comThis week, Jenna and Jenelle pepper parent-coach and pediatric OT Elizabeth Aripe with all the questions related to ADHD, SPD and more.  Elizabeth’s website: https://www.b2bparentcoaching.comMetronome website: https://www.interactivemetronome.comIntegrated listening systems website: https://integratedlistening.comWebsite Jenelle used to help get services for her son: https://www.helpmegrow.org

1hr 14mins

19 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Soulmates: Is your partner your one and only soulmate?

This week, Jenna and Jenelle dive hard into the topic of the illusive “soulmate”.  They talk about the main types of soulmates (YES, there are more than one), and how you will know when you have encountered one.  They also discuss their opinions on the notion of “the one”.  Jenna and Jenelle will also debate the ideology that divorce (or the end of a relationship) means the relationship “was a failure” and how women (and men) should get comfortable acknowledging that they are “intimate partners” with their friends.  Kristen Bell Armchair Expert Episode:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shattered-glass-gloria-steinem/id1345682353?i=1000526583536The Wrecking Ball Soulmate article:https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/karmic-relationship-definition-and-signsJenelle’s Articles:Are soulmates actually real?:https://www.womenshealthmag.com/relationships/a28087784/soulmate-meaning/5 types of soulmates and how each sends you DMs:https://thriveglobal.com/stories/the-5-types-of-soulmates-and-how-each-sends-you-dms/The fallacy of of the Soul Mate (part 1):https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-joint-adventures-well-educated-couples/201207/the-fallacy-the-soul-mate-part-iThe 5 Types Of Soulmates You'll Fall In Love With In Your Lifetimehttps://www.yourtango.com/experts/dina-strada/5-types-of-soulmates-youll-meet-and-fall-in-love-with-in-your-lifetime

1hr 3mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Grief Anniversaries: The gift that keeps on giving.

With parent 'death-iversaries" approaching and having just passed for Jenna and Jenelle, the ladies talk about their experience with it all. Listen in to hear how they are still working through their grief and trauma and all the (still) surprising ways grief manifests in their lives.

1hr 2mins

5 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Homeschool: Our unplanned, wild ride.

Listen up, Jenna and Jenelle each had separate dreams of homeschooling one day but when the pandemic hit, their once fleeting fantasies became an instant reality.  And the reality was not exactly the idilic wonderland they had envisioned for their homeschool lives.  Yes, some days are wonderful and beautiful but Jenna and Jenelle always keep it 100 and some days are a true shit-show.  Let us help you navigate the pros and cons of homeschooling your kids and all the legal mumbo-jumbo that was hard to learn on the fly.  Jenna comes from a teaching background and Jenelle barely graduated high school, so we have the full spectrum of educational backgrounds.  If you have ever wanted to pick a homeschooler’s brain to see if it’s right for you and your family, this is your episode. Brave Learner book- https://thebravelearner.comThe Good and the Beautiful curriculum- https://www.goodandbeautiful.comHEAV website (you can find them on Facebook too)- https://heav.org

1hr 10mins

28 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Addiction, Trauma + Recovery: Virginia's Story

Virginia has lived through it all and is here to talk about it.  She’s going from “healing to healer” and has looked death in the face on more than one occasion.  She’s a true inspiration to anyone battling addiction and a roadmap to reasonable expectations for anyone that has an addict in their life.  She is pure, unfiltered and stunning in her retelling of a life nearly lost but that has found true beauty and purpose on the other side of addiction and trauma.ART THERAPY saves lives.  Learn all about it here: https://arttherapy.org/art-therapist-locator/“TBI”= Traumatic Brain Injury, if you or someone you know needs help understanding and coping with a TBI, please reach out to us for resources or visit this invaluable site: https://www.biausa.orgTMJ (and addiction): https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tmj/symptoms-causes/syc-20350941Alice Walker Book: We Are The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For https://www.amazon.com/Are-Ones-Have-Been-Waiting/dp/1595582169/ref=sr_1_3?crid=20J72SC4Z99OL&dchild=1&keywords=we+are+the+ones+we+have+been+waiting+for&qid=1623015927&sprefix=we+are+the+ones+%2Caps%2C164&sr=8-3

1hr 42mins

21 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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PRIDE: Raising Inclusive Kids

Ever wonder how to raise allies and advocates? Listen in to hear Jenna and Jenelle discuss topics relating to LGBTQ+ , ways to talk to your kids about gender/pronouns and ideas for your whole family to get involved in the pride month celebration. Dr Becky’s IG handle: @DrbeckyatgoodinsideIdeas on ways to involve your kids: https://www.tlcme.com/parenting/here-s-how-to-get-your-kids-involved-in-pride-celebrations-all-mIt Gets Better videos: https://itgetsbetter.org Reading list for kids: https://www.scld.org/childrens-booklist-for-pride-month/Pura videa pride gear: https://www.puravidabracelets.com/products/pride-braceletHuman’s Rights Campaign: https://www.hrc.org/resources/talking-with-kids-about-lgbt-issues

1hr 8mins

14 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Mean Moms

This week, Jenna and Jenelle dive in (in real time) to “mean mom culture”.  Jenelle is real feisty and has had too much iced coffee prior to recording so she goes in hard on mean moms and the example they’re setting for their kids.  The ladies also discuss bullying while growing up, introvert and extrovert moms and why you should be an even better friend coming out of the pandemic than before. This is definitely on the “shit we’re not supposed to talk about” list because chances are, we have all been on one side or the other of this battle, and NO ONE EVER ADMITS IT.  ** Trigger warning: suicide is breifly me mentioned at the 27:45 mark RaisingTeensToday.com Article Link:https://raisingteenstoday.com/mom-cliques-the-non-inclusive-world-thats-sending-the-wrong-message-to-our-kids/Usbourne book on friendship: All About Friends https://h9084.myubam.com/2132725

1hr 11mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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The one where Jenelle goes to couple's therapy.

Jenna has been to marriage counseling on and off during most of her marriage.  Jenelle is BRAND NEW.  Listen as Jenna and Jenelle deep dive into all your worries and fears about your first marriage therapy session.  Listen to Jenna’s “veteran” tips on finding a great fit in your therapist.  Hear when it was cringy and when it was fun, and all the over-sharing of details in between.  Gottman Method: https://www.gottman.com/blog/an-introduction-to-the-gottman-method-of-relationship-therapy/Brene Brown interviews the Gottman’s: https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-with-drs-john-and-julie-gottman-on-what-makes-love-last/#close-popup


3 Jun 2021

Rank #8

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Liar Liar: Raising Honest Kids

You’ve most likely dealt with being lied to at some point in your life especially if you have young kids. Listen to Jenna and Jenelle talk about lying, being honest with kids, and some tips to help if your kid is struggling with telling the truth. Tips for raising truthful kids article: https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/12-tips-raising-truthful-kids/


31 May 2021

Rank #9

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Men's Mental Health: Being a Partner Not a Hero

On this episode Jenna and Jenelle discuss a popular requested topic, men's mental health. They also have their first guest on this episode! BONUS: Stay tuned to the end for tips on normalizing talking about mental health with your child/teen!TRIGGER WARNING-WE DISCUSS SUICIDE (1 hour 4 min mark)-IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, YOU ARE NOT ALONE: Call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day. All calls are CONFIDENTIAL.Jenelle’s articles/info: Is it depression; the quiz you get at the doctor: https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/depression/https://www.psycom.net/depression-in-men/depression-in-men-toxic-masculinity/https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/men-and-crying-the-shamed-tears-of-boys-97ccf2e3841ehttps://health.clevelandclinic.org/6-dos-and-donts-for-supporting-someone-who-has-depression/https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/depression-in-men.htmJenna’s articles: https://caregiver.com/articles/depressed-husbands/Https://www.ableto.com/resources/mental-illness-symtoms-different-for-men-than-women/Https://www.nbcnews.com/better/amp/ncna1006396Dr. Becky on IG @drbeckyatgoodinside

1hr 33mins

24 May 2021

Rank #10