71 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 Conversations w/ Women Raising Children with Special Needs

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0, 158 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).

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

lainylevine ,

Special needs GOLD!

This podcast is such a inspiration and provides such valuable insight for families of children with special needs, families with typically developing kids, and the professionals that work as a team with special needs families. I am an SLP who works with children with all types of special needs, and I have been recommending this podcast to many families that I work with. Many shows have also given me great insight into parenting for my own 8yr old daughter. Thank you so much for providing access to such great information through your guests, emotional support and sense of camaraderie through your anecdotes, and sharing of your daily challenges and feats! Can’t wait to see what’s in store every week!

cnt314 ,

Loving this podcast

I just discovered this podcast last week, and am devouring it all, starting with the first episodes (have listened to 7 episodes!). She has such a candid, unfiltered, loving way of talking about her daughter and her life in the special needs world. I have a 3 year old daughter who is medically complex with special needs, and this podcast is so relatable. Our journeys are all different, diagnoses are all different, but our day-to-day lives and worries are so similar. She draws on these connections and truly makes this podcast feel like an easy conversation with girlfriends, which is not often something we encounter in the special needs world. Thank you, Mary Susan.

Darth Cutie ,

Wow! Thank God for this podcast!

I am the mother of a pediatric stroke warrior. My baby boy is almost 3 and had a stroke either a week before birth or during. Finding this podcast has changed my life. Listening to other moms talking about special needs parenting is absolutely amazing. I laugh, I cry, I say, “yes!” Mary Susan is amazing! Thanks so much for having this podcast, your dream is beautiful.

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