128 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

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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).

    128. What Might the Fall Look Like for Schools? w/ Guidance Counselor & Special Ed Advocate Lindsay Williams (Pandemic)

    128. What Might the Fall Look Like for Schools? w/ Guidance Counselor & Special Ed Advocate Lindsay Williams (Pandemic)

    Purchase Dr. Mary Susan McConnell's new ebook, "We're Going to Have Fun Damnit" here. 
    In this episode, Mary Susan speaks with dear friend and return guest, Lindsay Williams, regarding the behind-the-scenes of the 2020 pandemic within the school system. Lindsay has over a decade of experience as a high school guidance counselor, elementary school guidance counselor, special education advocate, and now graduation coach. 
    Find Mary Susan at:
    IG: @marysusanmcconnell / www.marysusanmcconnell.com

    • 47 min
    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

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