Monthly Archives: April 2019

Radical Love Rocks with Traci Baxley – Mamaste028



On the Mamaste Podcast, we talk to Traci Baxley, a 30-year veteran in education and mama to five kids—five!! She’s currently a professor at Florida Atlantic University where she brings a tremendous and diverse background to her students and a rich and hopeful perspective on public education. We talk about her decision to homeschool one of her five children and how we can empower our kids by taking a look at their individual needs. Her Tedx talk is an inspiring and heartfelt narrative on how we can choose radical love in our lives. For our kids. For us. For our communities. Radical love Rocks!

Check out https://www.ryannwatkin.com/podcast for links and in depth articles about our episodes

This podcast episode is supported in part by Ryann Watkin, educator, writer and creative. Click on the link above to check out her website and get your FREE purpose planner at https://www.ryannwatkin.com/planner

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Our Evolution as Mothers – Mamaste027



Ryann and Jill take a personal look at the concepts we discussed with Dr. Sacks in episode 26. We touch on the article by Dr. Sacks called “The Birth of a Mother” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/well/family/the-birth-of-a-mother.html which says that when a baby is born so is a mother. We look at this concept as well as personal and spiritual development

Listen now on your favorite podcast app or at https://www.ryannwatkin.com/podcast

This podcast episode is supported in part by Ryann Watkin, educator, writer and creative. Click on the link above to check out her website and get your FREE purpose planner at https://www.ryannwatkin.com/planner

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What No One Tells You About Motherhood with Dr. Alexandra Sacks – Mamaste026



Today on The Mamaste Podcast we chat all things “matrescence” with Dr. Alexandra Sacks, co-author of What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions From Pregnancy to Motherhood https://www.alexandrasacksmd.com/book Dr. Sacks is a Reproductive Psychiatrist affiliated with the Women’s Program at Columbia University and is well-known for popularizing the term “matrescence” in her powerful TED talk.

So what is matrescence anyway? It’s the transition to motherhood that encompasses mind, body, and hormones. Becoming a mother is joyous but it can also be hard. Then there’s everything in between—that’s where we find matrescence, an identity shift and growth that organically happens when a woman has a child.

Listen now on your favorite podcast app or at https://www.ryannwatkin.com/podcast

This podcast episode is supported in part by Ryann Watkin, educator, writer and creative. Click on the link above to check out her website and get your FREE purpose planner at https://www.ryannwatkin.com/planner

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Comparison in Motherhood – Mamaste025



Ryann and Jill take a little “coffee break” to discuss comparison in motherhood. Is comparison good thing? How can we use it grow? Should we compare ourselves to others? Who does it help?

Listen now on your favorite podcast app or at https://www.ryannwatkin.com/podcast

This podcast episode is supported in part by Ryann Watkin, educator, writer and creative. Click on the link above to check out her website and get your FREE purpose planner at https://www.ryannwatkin.com/planner

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Parenting Safe Children with Feather Berkower – Mamaste024



Today on The Mamaste Podcast we chat with Feather Berkower, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Founder of Parenting Safe Children, and Childhood Sexual Assault  Prevention Educator. Feather is on a mission to abolish childhood sexual abuse through normalizing conversation and educating her clients on the facts. This is such an important topic to cover and, yes, it can be uncomfortable to learn about. However, the information Feather presents will leave you feeling empowered to talk to your caregivers, schools, and families to ensure that your child stays safe. We also talk about trends in childhood sexual abuse statistics and the most important thing we can do to prevent childhood sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Prevention month, so please educate yourself and your communities on how we can prevent sexual assault for everyone, including our children.

*Possible Trigger Warning: Childhood Sexual Abuse Content*

When you’re looking for a Youth Organization, babysitter, daycares, etc. these are some questions to ask:

  • What safety rules do you have in place?
  • What’s your cellphone (if you have older kids) policy?
  • How do you enforce the safety rules?

Most offenders “groom” their targets. The grooming process typically looks something like:

  • weeks/months
  • building friendship—attention, love, making them feel special
  • tickling to test boundaries
  • rewarding-toys, candy
  • keeping secrets- small secrets at first then they build up to make sure they’re keeping secrets

Resources

David Finkelhor, Ph.D

Off Limits: A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse

parentingsafechildren.com

Parenting Safe Children on Instagram

feather@parentingsafechildren.com