127 episodes

The Mama Bear Podcast is a place for women raising children with special needs to get together and chat about life. Mary Susan McConnell and her guests discuss the beautiful highs and the extreme lows that can come with parenting on such unique journeys. Conversations are fun, candid, and you may want headphones (adult language warning).

Mama Bear Podcast Mary Susan McConnell

    • Parenting
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

The Mama Bear Podcast is a place for women raising children with special needs to get together and chat about life. Mary Susan McConnell and her guests discuss the beautiful highs and the extreme lows that can come with parenting on such unique journeys. Conversations are fun, candid, and you may want headphones (adult language warning).

    127. Three Ways to Easily Remove Toxic (or Stagnant) Energy from our Lives (especially in Quarantine)

    127. Three Ways to Easily Remove Toxic (or Stagnant) Energy from our Lives (especially in Quarantine)

    Purchase Mary Susan's ebook HERE. 
    Find the blue tooth noise cancellation headphones (and other items she loves) here. 
    Find Mary Susan at: 
    www.marysusanmcconnell.com
    IG: @marysusanmcconnell
    FB: @marysusanmcconnell

    • 41 min
    126. Victoria Silvestri of Gavin's Medical Adventure: Lymphatic Malformation

    126. Victoria Silvestri of Gavin's Medical Adventure: Lymphatic Malformation

    In this episode, Mary Susan speaks with Victoria Silvestri about their amazing life with their son Gavin. You may already know Victoria from Gavin's Medical Adventures on Instagram.
    Find Mary Susan at:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/marysusanmcconnell/
    FB: @marysusanmcconnell
    Find Mary Susan's eBook, "We're Going to Have Fun, Damnit" at www.marysusanmcconnell.com/shop
    Find freebies: coloring book, master folder template, and 75 Tiny Things that May Help Amidst the Chaos at Mary Susan's website:
    www.marysusanmcconnell.com
    Find Victoria Silvestri: 
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/gavinsmedicaladventure/
    Personal IG: https://www.instagram.com/warrior_mama2118/
     

    • 40 min
    125. Happy Freakin' Mother's Day! (Recorded today, on Mother's Day from Me to You)

    125. Happy Freakin' Mother's Day! (Recorded today, on Mother's Day from Me to You)

    Happy Mother's Day!
    Download your 125pg eBook "We're Going to Have Fun, Damnit: Transparent Tales of Thriving & Struggling in the Extreme Circumstances of Special Needs Parenting": 
    www.marysusanmcconnell.com/shop
     

    • 17 min
    124. "We're Going to Have Fun, Damnit" (My New Book) is Out Today! I read a chapter & answer questions

    124. "We're Going to Have Fun, Damnit" (My New Book) is Out Today! I read a chapter & answer questions

    I wrote a book! Surprise! 
    Get your eBook here: 
    www.marysusanmcconnell.com/shop

    • 38 min
    123. Sean & I on Raising a Child who is Nonverbal + 7 Weeks of Quarantine Life

    123. Sean & I on Raising a Child who is Nonverbal + 7 Weeks of Quarantine Life

    In this episode, Mary Susan and her husband Sean McConnell discuss the highs and lows of raising a child who is nonverbal- especially during this quarantine time. They also discuss the things that have helped them during this season, as well as their one big fight over the last 40+ days. (It involves cheese). 
    Find Sean at: 
    IG: @sean_mcconnell
    www.seanmcconnell.com 
     
    Find Mary Susan at: 
    IG: @marysusanmcconnell
    FB:@marysusanmcconnell
    www.marysusanmcconnell.com
     
    Find the coloring pages created by Sue Nuenke and her son here: poppingwheelies.weebly.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    122. How to Make a Creative Unit that *Might Give You Allll a Good Break : Quarantine Style

    122. How to Make a Creative Unit that *Might Give You Allll a Good Break : Quarantine Style

    Mary Susan puts her education hat on (she was a middle school teacher, has her Masters in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and her Doctorate in Special Education) to give you FUN ideas for units during this weird time- *IF and ONLY IF- it serves your family. Otherwise- forget it. 
    Mary Susan can be found at:
    IG/FB: @marysusanmcconnell
    www.marysusanmcconnell.com 
    Get a free inclusive coloring book and more at the website above! 

    • 29 min

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tamrache ,

Thank you!

The thing I 💓💓💓 about your podcast is I feel less alone. Being at odds with extended family (and sometimes even my spouse) about their traditions and the stress around it all has completely worn me out. I feel guilty for screwing everything up for them as I try to manage my stress and the kids’ stress in relation to things like large family gatherings that go on a long time and other traditions like church services. Thank you thank you thank you. We will make our own traditions and I will not feel guilty about it. Thank you!

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