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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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Preparing for Homeschool

voices of your village Aug 20, 2020

Happy Podcast Thursday! Welcome to episode 134 of Voices of Your Village. Today we are hanging out with Amber O’Neal Johnson, who runs the Heritage Mom Blog, and we are diving into homeschooling. When I was researching this topic to find the best guest to bring on to the pod for you villagers, I just fell in love with Amber’s content and her approach to homeschooling. I am so jazzed to bring her into your ears today! Let’s dive in!

 

“We had a beautiful, beautiful year of school.”

 

Amber has four kids and she has been homeschooling them from the beginning. She was led to homeschooling by her husband and was reluctant at first, but then quickly...

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Boundary Setting with Adults with Xavier Dagba

voices of your village Aug 06, 2020

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to Voices of Your Village. Today on episode 132 I am joined by the wonderful Xavier Dagba to talk about all things boundary setting between adults. Xavier is a transformational life coach and father. He is so eager about helping others, which is what led him to his field of work and ultimately led me to connecting with him. I was so thrilled when Xavier agreed to come have an on-mic chat with me and I think you will be just as jazzed to listen as I was to record this one! Y'all this is a good one, I felt like I could talk to Xavier forever. So, without further ado, let’s dive on in!

 

“If you are in this community it means you want better for...

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The Enneagram in Parenthood

voices of your village Jul 16, 2020

Hey, everyone! Welcome to episode 129 of Voices of Your Village! A mama posted into our Facebook group asking about the Enneagram and there was this fun thread going on, when another mom popped into the thread to say she worked with the Enneagram. So, I asked her to come on and join me for a podcast episode because the Enneagram test is something I am so new to, but fascinated by. I think of it as one of those personality tests, but it is the most accurate thing I have found. We use it for Seed, everyone who joins my team takes the test so I have a better idea of how to best show up in relationship with them.

In this episode, we are diving into how the Enneagram can show up in your...

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My Reparenting Journey CW: Miscarriage and Sexual Assault

Over on Instagram, y'all said that you were interested in hearing more about my personal reparenting journey and what doing the work looks like for me. So, in today’s episode, I will be sharing the specific reparenting work I have been doing. I want to start by giving you a content warning. In this episode, I will be talking about my rape and my miscarriages. So, if you are not in a place to hear about those things right now, this is not the episode for you.

 

“What we know about trauma is that someone can experience the same thing as someone else and for one human it might be traumatic and for the other human it is not.”

 

 A little bit of backstory...

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Relationship to Your Body through Motherhood

voices of your village Jul 02, 2020

 

 

Hey, Villagers! Today we get to have a raw conversation with the gal who leads the world of Raw, from Raw Beauty Talks we have Erin Treloar! She is hanging out with us to chat about the relationships we have with our bodies, and how that relationship changes as women experience motherhood.

Erin is the founder of Raw Beauty Co, which exists to support women in feeling confident and calm and connected to their body. She is a health coach by trade and has had a long journey with her own body in coming to a place of self love. She struggled with an eating disorder in high school and was admitted into an in-patient program for 3 months, which acted as her springboard into the...

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