163 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

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 291 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).

    163. Quick Announcement + Today I Drove Around w/ an Unhappy Child

    163. Quick Announcement + Today I Drove Around w/ an Unhappy Child

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    • 9 min
    162. 4 Things That Give Continuous Energy (in case you're exhausted)

    162. 4 Things That Give Continuous Energy (in case you're exhausted)

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    • 28 min
    161. The Paradox of Grief & Gratitude with Lizzy Bain- Fellow Caregiver & Parenting Coach, Medical Mama Support Circle Founder, & Facilitator for Circle of Security an Attachment-Based Parenting Curriculum

    161. The Paradox of Grief & Gratitude with Lizzy Bain- Fellow Caregiver & Parenting Coach, Medical Mama Support Circle Founder, & Facilitator for Circle of Security an Attachment-Based Parenting Curriculum

    Find Lizzy Bain at www.paradoxhealing.com
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    • 34 min
    160. A Chat w/ Stephanie Wolfe, Author of the New & Magically Inclusive Children's Book "Authentically Addie"

    160. A Chat w/ Stephanie Wolfe, Author of the New & Magically Inclusive Children's Book "Authentically Addie"

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    • 36 min
    159. Turning What May Often Feel Like Limitations into Fun Adventures - Renovations, Vacations, Career, etc (Accessibility, disability, sensory)

    159. Turning What May Often Feel Like Limitations into Fun Adventures - Renovations, Vacations, Career, etc (Accessibility, disability, sensory)

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    • 23 min
    158. Requested Show: What to do if your circle of friends don't "get it".

    158. Requested Show: What to do if your circle of friends don't "get it".

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
291 Ratings

291 Ratings

MoiraCleary ,

Listening made me realize I am a Special Needs Mom!

I always knew my children had challenging needs but felt like calling my self a special needs mom was putting me in a category I didn’t belong. That is until I found Mary Susan! In the very first episode I finally got it! There is varying degree to all our lives and I’m so happy to have found Mama Bear!

crat35 ,

A lot in common

I just started listening to your show and love the content of it and I love your vibe. Sounds like we have a lot of things in common. I look forward to staying connected and getting to know one another as time unfolds. I’m building a brand to support parents special needs kids as well and when I get itTo a point where I’m comfortable reaching out I will contact you to see if you’ll come on our show. In the meantime love what you’re doing. Keep it up! Chad from RoccoBlu

JLA0727 ,

I’m not alone!

My two kids (2 and 1) were both diagnosed with a life threatening rare genetic disease. My son is on oxygen and has a feeding tube and ever since their diagnosis my husband and I have felt so alone. It’s hard seeing so many “healthy and normal” kids everywhere you turn. I’m so glad I discovered this podcast! I can relate to every single episode and it helps me feel like we aren’t the only ones struggling with all the challenges that come with caring for our children. Thank you Mama Bear!

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