Sharing Your Family Building Story

by Julie Marie, a parent through egg donation who is passionate about helping you in sharing your family building story Families are built many different ways. 1 in 8 families are like mine and deal with infertility. Infertility affects men and women equally; in fact, 25% of infertile couples have more than one factor that […]

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Episode #160: Podcast Recap–Pediatric OT with Dr. Stephanie Drummond

Today Stephanie and Dr. Elana recap the interview with Dr. Stephanie Drummond about pediatric occupational therapy. They break down just how complex feeding is to help reduce mom guilt surrounding feeding challenges. They offer fun, simple ways to increase sensory input when your littles are young to help them navigate their world. They also share […]

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10 Signs for Catching Sensory Processing Disorder Early

by Dr. Stephanie Drummond, OTD, OTR/L, SWC who shares 10 tips for catching sensory processing disorder early from her expertise in supporting families through Occupational Therapy. Connect with her on Instagram. Our world is full of sensory information and input coming into all systems at all times. This includes visual (eyes), tactile (touch), auditory (hearing), […]

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Episode #159: Pediatric OT with Dr. Stephanie Drummond

Today Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Stephanie Drummond, a pediatric Occupational Therapist and owner of San Diego Occupational Therapy. She specializes in feeding issues along with sensory processing disorder. If you don’t know how occupational therapy can benefit kids this is an episode you don’t want to miss! Dr. Drummond shares which types of children can […]

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Episode #158: Healing the Mother Wound with Crystal Clancy, LMFT

Stephanie chats with Crystal Clancy, LMFT, about how your relationship with your mother can impact your own mothering process. We discuss how this “mother wound” often manifests after your baby is born, how it impacts your thoughts and beliefs around yourself and your parenting, and what you can do starting the healing process. Interested in […]

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Episode 156: Depression in Dads with Dr. Brandon Eddy

Stephanie speaks with Dr. Brandon Eddy. Dr. Eddy has a Ph.D in couple, marriage, and family therapy. They discuss his research on postpartum depression, miscarriage, infertility and loss from a father’s perspective. Dr. Eddy helps us understand what the transition to parenthood is like for fathers and the impact postpartum depression and loss can have […]

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Standing Up to Prevent Stillbirth

By Shauna Libsack, who shares her personal story and how she is standing up to prevent stillbirth for families in the future. First You Cry…Twice Fifteen years ago we became grandparents for the first time. I felt proud of my daughter and her husband and fell in love with my new grandson. But this was […]

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5 Ways to Be Your Own Health Advocate

Going to the doctor can be nerve-wracking, especially if you or a loved one are going through a health crisis. You may feel nervous to speak up for yourself, become emotionally charged, or worry that you can’t trust your doctor’s treatment plan. We know that when people take an active role in their health, they […]

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Infant Loss From a Father’s Perspective

by Chris Duffy, who shares his personal story of infant loss from a father’s perspective. In honor of  Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15, we are sharing various stories and perspectives on pregnancy and infant loss throughout the month of October. Content warning: this post discusses stillbirth. Our last day as a […]

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Episode #152: Podcast Recap–Getting Back Into Fitness with Mind Pump

Today Steph and Dr. Elana recap last week’s episode about misconceptions when it comes to getting back into fitness after you’ve taken time off. Steph and Elana share their current personal exercise routines. They discuss how exercise has shifted through the seasons of motherhood. They offer support and guidance so you can find a fitness […]

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