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A show for moms who are committed to making an impact in the world. This is our story of personal journeys through hardship and challenges and how we take those to make the world better. We support mothers. We talk about current events, stories of interest, and the hard stuff that make us "real". We are moms determined to make the world a better place - a place where moms support each other and judge LESS. We hope to open up dialogue, make you think about topics in a new way, introduce you to people you might never connect with, and show your children how to be future leaders.

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A show for moms who are committed to making an impact in the world. This is our story of personal journeys through hardship and challenges and how we take those to make the world better. We support mothers. We talk about current events, stories of interest, and the hard stuff that make us "real". We are moms determined to make the world a better place - a place where moms support each other and judge LESS. We hope to open up dialogue, make you think about topics in a new way, introduce you to people you might never connect with, and show your children how to be future leaders.

    Talking about Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day - October 15th

    Talking about Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day - October 15th

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    In this episode, we talked about:
    Our special October 15th live roundtable in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, featuring Alexa Bigwarfe of @Grieving Mothers: Sunshine After the Storm-A Survival GuideNatasha Carlow Author, Kimberly Calabrese, Sarah O'Dell and Lindsay Gibson.Difficult decisions with having to terminate a decisionThe shame and feelings behind lossWhy we wrote books to help othersOf course, our own storiesHow to help grieving mothers
     and links at http://losethecape.com/podcast/180

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Warm a child this winter with One Warm Coat ep 179

    Warm a child this winter with One Warm Coat ep 179

    In this episode, we talked about:
    The great need for cold-weather gear. Learn more HERE.How Beth got started years ago with a local coat drive for schools in her district by asking the simple question, What Can I Do to Help?The resources One Warm Coat providesHow simple it is to host your own coat driveOther ways you can help if you can't hostOne Warm Coat Day - October 3rd Why it's important to model these types of actions to our childrenHow to get our children involved in community service
    Get notes and links at https://losethecape.com/podcast/179

    • 33 min
    Just three broads talking politics Ep 178

    Just three broads talking politics Ep 178

    In this episode, we talked about:
    How Kelly and Soph met, and started their podcast, Two Broads Talking PoliticsTheir take on the debates that have happened so far and what they think of the candidates; there are so many candidates on the stage and how they are just trying to STAND out at this pointHow Elizabeth Warren was the only one who didn't spend her first debate time slamming Trump & how she made very conscious choices not to talk too much... perhaps because women are often perceived as talking too much. Why there are so many Democratic candidates and no serious Republican contenders.What does Mark Sanford's potential candidacy mean? - Interesting polls - Trump has a high approval rating, but there are ALSO a large number of people who report a strong conservative candidate over Trump; Trump can't attack him on his sex scandal because he has done these things and worse...Winning the general election - who can excite moderate conservatives?The struggle that the Democrats will face in the 2020 electionWho has the best chance of carrying the Democratic voteKelly's fear - that we'll nominate someone like Biden and then we won't stand a chance... she's hoping for Warren! Sophy agrees that Elizabeth Warren seems to be gaining a broader base of approvalTalked a lot about Elizabeth Warren and why these Two Broads like her!The Two Broads podcast - how it is a great resource of information on politics in general and a good source of information on the issues and elections as well as other resources; Kelly suggests reading as many news sources as possible and reading the top news stories across a huge variety of news outlets; don't lock yourself into just one sourceEnding on a hopeful note

    • 56 min
    Communicating with Teens - How to Talk so Your Teens Listen ep 177

    Communicating with Teens - How to Talk so Your Teens Listen ep 177

    Laura Lyles Reagan is the author of How to Raise Respectful Parents: Better Communication for Teen and Parent Relationships.  She recently did a free webinar for our Lose the Cape readers all about teen communication, and it was too good not to share as a special episode!

    Get all the notes at https://losethecape.com/podcast/177

    In this episode, we talked about:
    All about teen communicationHow to use the time you have with your kids to grow the relationship you want to have with themThe importance of listening versus talkingUsing I-messages to foster respectful communication with your teenWhat is conscious parenting?Dr. Shefali's definition of conscious parentingLaura's definition of Co-CreationWhat are the issues facing teens, and how can parents address them using co-creation?Laura's new course, Turn Your Teen Around by Tuning into Yourself 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #freethehair and why talking about hair anti-discrimination laws matters ep 176

    #freethehair and why talking about hair anti-discrimination laws matters ep 176

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    In this episode, we talked about:
    Hair discrimination and what that meansWendy's work on the hair anti-discrimination law in NYCThe CROWN Act in CaliforniaHow hair, of all things, to the Civil Rights movementDress codes for studentsIs Your Job's Dress Code Racist?Wendy's new book, #FreeTheHair: Locking Black Hair to Civil Rights MovementsSign the petition to help get the CROWN Act passed across the country.

    • 51 min
    Teaching Kids to Be Empowered - Keri T. Collins ep 175

    Teaching Kids to Be Empowered - Keri T. Collins ep 175

    Teaching Kids to Be Empowered - Keri T. Collins

    In this episode, we talked about
    What inspired Keri's mission to help kids take actionHow tapping can reduce anxiety - learn about EFT on her page!The family tradition that Keri established with her daughter and husbandHow Keri by her divorce and the wake-up call she had seven years agoKeri's book, You Can Call Me Katelyn, published by Purple Butterfly PressThe daily journal Keri developed after creating a practice with her daughter.The book recommended by Nancy, Byron Katie's Loving What IsChelsea Lee Smith's journals, recommended by Alexa
    Join us for the rest of our notes and more info at http://losethecape.com/podcast/175

    • 46 min

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