10 episodes

Brady Murray, a proud dad to two sons who have Down syndrome, knows firsthand just how easy it is to become a clownfish parent. Inspired by Marlin, the anxious and overprotective father of Nemo in the Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, Conquering Your Clownfish is a fun and inspiring podcast that dives into the uplifting stories of parents and caretakers who have committed their lives to transforming disabilities into special abilities.

Conquering Your Clownfish Brady Murray

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings

Brady Murray, a proud dad to two sons who have Down syndrome, knows firsthand just how easy it is to become a clownfish parent. Inspired by Marlin, the anxious and overprotective father of Nemo in the Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, Conquering Your Clownfish is a fun and inspiring podcast that dives into the uplifting stories of parents and caretakers who have committed their lives to transforming disabilities into special abilities.

    Kimberly Dowdell on the Good News of Down Syndrome

    Kimberly Dowdell on the Good News of Down Syndrome

    In this week’s episode, Kimberly Dowdell, a dedicated mother of four and popular social media influencer. Kimberly openly shares the joyous moments and inspiring journey of raising her son Jack, who has Down syndrome. Through her Instagram page, Kimberly spreads "good news" and gives hope to families navigating the ups and downs of having a child with special abilities. In this episode, she discusses the incredible bond between Jack and his siblings, his infectious catchphrase "good news," and the importance of inclusion. Kimberly's vulnerability and positive outlook will leave you feeling inspired and reminded of the limitless potential within every individual. Join us as we celebrate the unique superpowers of individuals with Down syndrome and learn how embracing their differences can lead to a more beautiful and better world.

    To learn more about Kim and her story, you can find her on Instagram at @thekimberlydowdell

    • 31 min
    Navigating the Joys and Challenges of Adopting a Child with Down Syndrome

    Navigating the Joys and Challenges of Adopting a Child with Down Syndrome

    In this week’s episode of Conquering Your Clownfish, Crystal Paine, New York Times bestselling author and founder of MoneySavingMom.com, shares the transformative story of welcoming her son David, who has Down syndrome, into her family through fostering and adoption. She opens up about the challenges, joys, and lessons learned on their journey and how David has taught her and her family to embrace life, celebrate uniqueness, and passionately advocate for those with disabilities. This episode will help you better understand that underneath perceived awkwardness or disability lies a superpower that can light up the world.

    If you would like to learn more about Crystal, you can find her on Instagram @themoneysavingmom

    • 35 min
    Reframing How We View Disability with Andrew Lund

    Reframing How We View Disability with Andrew Lund

    In this episode of Conquering Your Clownfish, Brady interviews Andrew Lund, a disability advocate, and father to a daughter born with a rare craniofacial condition called Pfeiffer Syndrome. Andrew shares the emotional journey of his daughter Hadley's early medical issues, his hope that she lives comfortably, and his bittersweet realization that he will likely outlive his beloved child. This amazing conversation will open your eyes to viewing disability through a lens of empowerment over limitation as you learn that a human being’s worth is independent of their productivity.

    • 26 min
    The Most Beautiful Hard I’ve Ever Experienced with Rebekah Lyons

    The Most Beautiful Hard I’ve Ever Experienced with Rebekah Lyons

    In this empowering episode, Brady Murray welcomes Rebekah Lyons, mom, author, and disability advocate. Rebekah shares her family's story of raising a son with Down syndrome and later adopting her daughter Joy, who also has Down syndrome, detailing the challenges and joys. She offers inspiration for embracing life's difficulties, emphasizing that we're all wired to overcome. Rebekah discusses creating family resilience through teamwork, grace, and connection. Listen in as she gives parents hope and reminds us that none of us are perfect, so let’s stop pretending like we are.

    • 26 min
    Embracing the Unexpected: Kaley Stymeist’s Journey of Love, Resilience, and Advocacy

    Embracing the Unexpected: Kaley Stymeist’s Journey of Love, Resilience, and Advocacy

    In this episode of Conquering Your Clownfish, Brady interviews Kaley Stymeist, a registered behavior technician and passionate autism advocate. As a mother to three boys, including her youngest son, Hudson, who has non-speaking autism, Kaley shares her family's incredible journey of challenges, triumphs, and personal growth. She opens up about Hudson's miraculous birth story, his regression at age three, and how their family has rallied together to support and empower him. Kaley offers valuable advice for parents embarking on the autism journey, emphasizing the importance of finding community, allowing yourself to feel all the emotions, and embracing the different but still wonderful life path. This powerful conversation will inspire you to conquer your own clownfish and create a more accepting world where every child is empowered to sing the song they were meant to sing.

    Find Kaley on Social Media: @kaley_and_3

    • 29 min
    Finding Strength in Shared Experiences with Misty Coy Snyder

    Finding Strength in Shared Experiences with Misty Coy Snyder

    Sometimes, when life knocks you off your feet, and you're left overwhelmed, all you need is the power of a supportive community. With their help, you can get back on your feet and move forward with conviction. In this week’s episode of Conquering Your Clownfish, content creator, author, and Down syndrome advocate Misty Coy Snyder opens up with raw honesty about receiving her son Jed’s Down syndrome diagnosis amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. She discusses coming out of the isolation of grief to find community among other mothers facing similar journeys and shares how the joy of meeting her son was the “game changer” that inspired her advocacy. Join us as Misty helps bridge divides with her bold vision for understanding, community, and shared humanity across all abilities and journeys.

    • 27 min

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