Hey Everyone! Today’s episode is all about representation in advertising. We sat down with Katie Driscoll, founder of Changing The Face of Beauty. Katie has 6 kids - she had 5 boys and then her daughter Grace came along. Grace has a magical extra chromosome and Grace is also the inspiration behind Changing The Face of Beauty.Read More
Natalie's daughter Sophia has a facial difference and has endured an unspeakable amount of hate online. Natalie has even received death threats. Natalie shares with us how she used to hide at home with Sophia and what happened in her life that turned her into the advocate she is today.Read More
On today's episode I sat down with Kasey Murphy. Kasey's son Owen was in a SD classroom at Berkeley Heights Elementary in Martinsburg, West Virginia. A secret recording caught eight hours of the teacher and two aides verbally abusing and threatening the 4 kids in the class.Read More
On today’s episode I sat down with my friend Jamie Keller who is a speech and feeding therapist. Jamie shares with us all of her wisdom about what could be causing feeding issues in kids. We discussed nutrition, sensory issues, the social part of eating, talk tools, and what to look for in a feeding therapist, plus tips and tricks for feeding.Read More
Kendall has had a feeding tube since the age of four. We got Kim’s perspective as her mom and we got Kendall’s perspective on growing up with a feeding tube and feeling different. Kendall explains how her feeding tube became a source of strength for her and how it inspired her song “Original” which she performs for us.Read More
Jen graciously shared her diagnosis story with us today. You know when the doctor looks at your different? Or when they say the words “these are difficult ultrasounds to go over.”? You immediately go into that outer-body experience. When your child gets a diagnosis it totally changes your life, as Jen told us. Jen’s nonprofit, Down Syndrome Diagnoses Network, launched in 2014.Read More
Welcome friends. On today’s episode of Advocate like a Mother Podcast, Michelle and I get together to chat with Rebecca Kuntz. Rebecca has a daughter named Ellie who has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and microcephaly. Rebecca has successfully advocated for a completely inclusive playground for her daughter in her neighborhood. Join us on this episode to hear all about how she made this happen and what you can do to accomplish the same!Read More
On this second part of this episode we discussed the actual meeting itself. Sandi is working hard on giving the educators the resources that they need. Going into the IEP meeting make sure you know this is not a us vs. them, We need to all work together. You should review the assessment, and the proposed goals, make sure you have a vision for your child. Come prepared with your talking points. Keep in mind we want to build a strong relationship and help build this foundation for our kids. Be proactive not reactive.Read More
Hey friends! On today’s episode of Advocate like a Mother Podcast™, Michelle and I got to chat with the Sandi Ames. Sandi is the director of CAN which stands for Collaborate, Advocate, Navigate. CAN is a non profit that provides education and support to individuals with disabilities, their families and those that serve them.Read More
Welcome friends, On today’s episode of Advocate like a Mother Podcast, Michelle and I got together to chat with the Rachel Coleman.
Rachel is an American producer and actress who is known for creating with her sister Emilie de Azevedo Brown, they created together the Signing Time! It’s a video series to teach children basic American Sign Language (ASL), which was broadcasted on public television and Nick Junior.Read More
Welcome to the Advocate Like a Mother Podcast! The official launch of Season 1 kicks off this fall and today Michelle and Ashley spend some time sharing about their journey and what this show is all about!
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