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This is the We Are Brave Together podcast. We Are Brave Together is a non-profit organization that provides a supportive community for moms of children with special healthcare needs. The heart of We Are Brave Together is to strengthen, inspire, educate ​and validate all Special Needs Moms in their unique and difficult journeys. On Brave Together, founder Jessica Patay, along with the Brave community, will share interviews, celebrate stories, explore challenges, and rally hope for the motherhood journey. You are not alone.

Brave Together Jessica Patay

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 73 Ratings

This is the We Are Brave Together podcast. We Are Brave Together is a non-profit organization that provides a supportive community for moms of children with special healthcare needs. The heart of We Are Brave Together is to strengthen, inspire, educate ​and validate all Special Needs Moms in their unique and difficult journeys. On Brave Together, founder Jessica Patay, along with the Brave community, will share interviews, celebrate stories, explore challenges, and rally hope for the motherhood journey. You are not alone.

    Our Mindset for the Holidays

    Our Mindset for the Holidays

    Happy Holidays! Today on the podcast, we reissue our episode with Suzi Lula and Jessica Patay, discussing how moms might be able to set new precedents of peace during an often pressure-filled time.

    Brave Together Podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, an organization working to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone can get help, anytime, anywhere from the world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors.  For a 10% discount off of your first month, visit www.betterhelp.com/wearebravetogether.

    Join the community of We Are Brave Together.
    To request an episode guest or topic, please send inquiries to wearebravetogether@gmail.com
    Please follow us  on Instagram:  @bravetogetherpod
    Donate to support this podcast and We Are Brave Together!

    • 35 min
    Dear Younger Me: Mothers of Children with Down Syndrome

    Dear Younger Me: Mothers of Children with Down Syndrome

    We continue our Dear Younger Me series in episode 75 of the Brave Together Podcast , where seasoned moms share their stories and the wisdom they’ve learned over the years of parenting children with special needs.

    This episode, hear from Carrie Wetsch and Jessica Baer, both of whom have sons with Down Syndrome.

    Brave Together Podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, an organization working to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone can get help, anytime, anywhere from the world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors.  For a 10% discount off of your first month, visit www.betterhelp.com/wearebravetogether.

    Join the community of We Are Brave Together.
    To request an episode guest or topic, please send inquiries to wearebravetogether@gmail.com
    Please follow us  on Instagram:  @bravetogetherpod
    Donate to support this podcast and We Are Brave Together!

    • 31 min
    Forget Me Not

    Forget Me Not

    Did you know that over 40% of people with a disability do not have a family member or friend who is there to provide additional support or care when needed? Meet Lisa Dempsey, a mom, grandmother, active caregiver, advocate and CEO whose mission is to inspire a sense of belonging and be a source of joy for people with disabilities. The Forgotten Wishes foundation is her family’s brainchild, focusing on creating community for and bringing awareness to an often forgotten and marginalized group of people. The Forgotten Wishes Foundation and the Forget Me Not Club organize community groups and remember individuals personally with birthday cards, holiday greetings, and small gifts they receive in the mail.

    Brave Together Podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, an organization working to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone can get help, anytime, anywhere from the world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors.  For a 10% discount off of your first month, visit www.betterhelp.com/wearebravetogether.

    Join the community of We Are Brave Together.
    To request an episode guest or topic, please send inquiries to wearebravetogether@gmail.com
    Please follow us  on Instagram:  @bravetogetherpod
    Donate to support this podcast and We Are Brave Together!

    • 35 min
    Let’s Talk About Sex.

    Let’s Talk About Sex.

    How do we help our growing children with disabilities to understand their sexuality - whatever form it takes? Jessica interviews Kim Rossow about the top 5 questions she receives in episode 73. Kim is the Parent/Caregiver Education Specialist for Mad Hatter Wellness, and  has over 20 years of experience in sexual health education and wellness. Her real expertise comes from her 15 years of parenting her three unique children, including one child who has a profound intellectual and developmental disability. Check out episode 73 of the @bravetogetherpod and look up Kim’s work today!
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    www.sexualityforallabilities.com
    Disability and Porn  - Important Conversation for Parents and Caregivers

    Brave Together Podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, an organization working to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone can get help, anytime, anywhere from the world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors.  For a 10% discount off of your first month, visit www.betterhelp.com/wearebravetogether.

    Join the community of We Are Brave Together.
    To request an episode guest or topic, please send inquiries to wearebravetogether@gmail.com
    Please follow us  on Instagram:  @bravetogetherpod
    Donate to support this podcast and We Are Brave Together!

    • 37 min
    I'm Going on a Retreat, Dammit!

    I'm Going on a Retreat, Dammit!

    This week, Jessica has a special message for moms everywhere: You Are Worth the Rest You Need! It IS possible to get away - we promise! For moms of children with special needs, We Are Brave Together offers group retreats for $200 a person, covering bed and board (with scholarship opportunities!) Visit our website to learn more. You are not alone!

    Brave Together Podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, an organization working to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone can get help, anytime, anywhere from the world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors.  For a 10% discount off of your first month, visit www.betterhelp.com/wearebravetogether.

    • 19 min
    What is a Child Life Specialist?

    What is a Child Life Specialist?

    Meet Katie, a certified child life specialist, podcast host and creator of Child Life On Call. She and Jessica discuss how to support parents, kids and medical care teams with the tools they deserve. She combines the expertise of a child life specialist and the heart of a momma to help parents go from overwhelmed to empowered. With over a decade of in-hospital experience, Katie has helped hundreds of families cope with and navigate challenging life events. Enjoy this episode with Jessica and Katie, and learn more about child life specialist work @childlifeoncall

    Brave Together Podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, an organization working to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone can get help, anytime, anywhere from the world's largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors.  For a 10% discount off of your first month, visit www.betterhelp.com/wearebravetogether.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

LD_Blue ,

You are not alone!

I found Jessica Patay’s podcast when she was a guest speaker on another show I listen too. I immediately found her community to be welcoming, helpful, and full of information. As a mom of four, two with special needs, I wish this had been there for me in my early years. I am so glad her stories and resources are here for moms now. If you are a parent of a child with a disability I encourage you to take a listen to any episode on her playlist. It will be inspiring.

sfndad ,

Amazing & Insightful

Loved the interview with Kate. She is way mature beyond her age. David Hirsch, host of the SFN Dad To Dad Podcast

bshort68 ,

You Are Heard. You Are Seen

Jessica has a gift of really hearing and seeing us unique moms of incredible kiddos. She does not shy away from the parts that hard, while also highlighting the beauty. Her voice is calm and she connects with guest. I always enjoy listening. Listen. Learn. Grow.

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