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The Real and Raw of Miscarriage

Uncategorized Oct 23, 2020

I knew it could take a while to get pregnant, so when we decided to start trying, my expectations were set at about 6 months before we would look at REALLY trying. We headed off to Europe for a very belated honeymoon and I wasn’t surprised when my period was late, travel can do that, I told myself. About a week after my period was due, it started in the airport bathroom as we prepared to leave Austria for southern France. Those cramps weren’t normal cramps and the clots were not normal clots. I’d navigated this monthly for 18 years and this time was clearly different. Doubled over in pain, gushing blood, I passed what I would later find out was a 5-week old fetus, in the...

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Fall Daylight Saving Time

Welcome to Voices of Your Village episode 143! As we move closer to turning our clocks back an hour, you know what that means, it is time for a rebroadcast of our popular Daylight Savings Time episode! This episode is filled to the brim with the best tips and tricks to manage your tiny human’s sleep schedule during this oft-dreaded changing of the clocks. Cus babe, it doesn’t have to be this hard.

 

Freebie Alert! This time around we have even more daylight savings assistance for you, in the form of our brand new Fall Sleep Guide! You can snag the freebie right here to be on your way to a smooth daylight savings time tiny human sleep transition.

 

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Potty Training

voices of your village Oct 15, 2020

 

 

Welcome to episode 142 of Voices of Your Village! I have a treat for you this week, today’s episode is a bit different than usual. For over a year y’all have been reaching out and asking for an episode on potty training, and I have been hesitant to put one out because there are multiple different approaches to potty training and so many different things to consider.

 

Potty training is not a one size fits all, so I interviewed a few different folks in the potty training world who have different approaches. I am sharing this as a compilation, so you can hear about different approaches to potty training to decide what works best for you and your family. I...

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Cultivating a Secure Attachment with Kids

Welcome to episode 141 of Voices of Your Village! At the basis of development is attachment, and there are four types of attachment that we are going to dive into today. There is a goal here: when we are looking at attachment, the goal is Secure Attachment.

 

All of our work here at Seed focuses on how to foster and build a secure attachment with kiddos. Today I am hanging out with Sam Casey, she is a licensed clinical social worker from Australia, a play therapist, and a momma. We dove into what secure attachment looks like and how exactly we foster an attachment where kids don’t feel responsible for our feelings and how we respond to them with intention. This will set the...

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Cultural Appropriation vs Appreciation with Dr. Neal Lester

Hey there, villagers! Welcome to episode 140 of Voices of Your Village! Today I got to interview Dr. Neal Lester, a professor of English at Arizona State University who studies African American Literature and Culture. I wanted to dive into conversation with Dr. Lester about cultural appropriation vs appreciation. This was a topic I personally had a lot of questions about and you villagers submitted a lot of questions about as well. 

 

In addition to addressing this topic as we move toward Thanksgiving and Halloween, I also find it to be important for us to dive into in our day to day life. Dr. Lester brought up so many crucial ways for us to consider and be mindful of cultural...

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Sneak Peek into the S.E.E.D. Certification Workshops!

 

 

Welcome back to another episode of Voices of Your Village, today is episode 139. I am so jazzed about this episode, because we get to share a snapshot of the S.E.E.D. Certification with you! You will get to hear snapshots of each workshop. We have 5 different instructors: myself, Lori Goodrich who is an occupational therapist, Emily Lesher who is a speech-language pathologist, Jasmine Price has a masters in Early Childhood and is a current PhD candidate, and Dr. Lynyetta Willis who is a psychologist. 

 

“These humans are so incredible and such beautiful teachers, I am really pumped to share these workshops with you.”

 

When I was a teacher I...

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Tackling Teacher Burnout with Erica Mackey

voices of your village Sep 17, 2020

Welcome back to another episode of Voices of Your Village! Today is episode 138 and guys, this is a good one. I got to hangout with my new friend Erica Mackey, she is the cofounder of My Village. I continue to fall more in love with MyVillage every day, it is such an incredible program that you will hear a bit about throughout this episode. Today Erica and I talked about all things teacher burnout cus oh man, the statistics surrounding teacher burnout are alarming. 

 

We have a lot of work to do in the early childhood community in supporting teachers so that they aren’t living in a space where they are getting burnout so fast. I know what that’s like firsthand in...

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Picky Eating with Jennifer Anderson

voices of your village Sep 10, 2020

 

Welcome to Voices of Your Village episode 137! Today I am hanging out with Jennifer Anderson, you may know her as the mama behind Kids Eat in Color. Her instagram is one of my favorite follows. She gives amazing support to families on how to navigate picky eating and supporting kiddos with healthy relationships to food. She often talks about boundaries and creating a schedule around eating, as well as why we don’t use things like food as a reward and why it is really damaging to comment on a child’s weight. I love getting to learn from Jennifer, and I am so jazzed to get to share this episode with y’all today. Let’s dive in!

 

Jennifer Anderson is a...

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Consent Parenting

Hello everyone! Welcome to another episode of Voices of Your Village! Today on episode 136 I am joined by Rosalia Rivera to talk about consent parenting. What does it look like to parent from a place of consent? To teach our tiny humans from infancy what consent looks like, what it feels like, and how to advocate for it. This is a topic that is very dear to my heart and I am so jazzed that I got to hangout with Rosalia and chat about it with her. I have been following her on instagram and learning from her constantly. In this conversation we got to talk about tough things like when your kid has to get in their carseat, when we need them to do something and what that looks like when...

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Transitions Back to School or Distance Learning

voices of your village Aug 27, 2020

Hi there and welcome to Voices of Your Village! Today on episode 135 I fly solo to talk all things returning to school in the time of Covid. I dive in today to hash out some tools for you and concrete things for you to implement while navigating this journey with your kiddos. 

 

Before we start, you can go ahead and download the free guides I have ready for you: one for teachers and one for parents. If you head to the link in my bio on instagram @seed.and.sew or to our facebook group Seed and Sew: Voices of Your Village you can snag them to use as a resource. You can share them in your school or with your parent friends, feel free to share them with whomever you like!

 

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