8 episodes

Through musings + interviews, Lauren Bellon shares tips + inspiration to help you accept imperfection, face the tough stuff, + embrace the amazing. Families of kids with special needs can do more than just survive - we can thrive. And each one of us is already enough.

Mama Rising Show Lauren Bellon

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

Through musings + interviews, Lauren Bellon shares tips + inspiration to help you accept imperfection, face the tough stuff, + embrace the amazing. Families of kids with special needs can do more than just survive - we can thrive. And each one of us is already enough.

    Episode 8 - Supporting Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

    Episode 8 - Supporting Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

    How do we support the siblings of kids with special needs in our families? In this episode, I’m bringing you the two unicorn therapists who lead the sibling group my daughter has attended since age five, Selene Gisholt and Olivia von Ferstel. Soak in their insight, wisdom, encouragement, and tips with me. And listen closely, because they share what they believe is the single most important thing we can do to support all of the kids in our special families.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 7 - The Imperfection Connection with Gina (Terrasi) Gallagher + Patricia Terrasi

    Episode 7 - The Imperfection Connection with Gina (Terrasi) Gallagher + Patricia Terrasi

    In an Instagram-perfect social media culture, these two sisters and authors of the book Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! have started a movement of imperfection. During this episode, they made me laugh and then they made me cry as we talked about celebrating kids’ resilience and success, about the inspiration and support we’ve found in the special needs community, and about the gifts and personal growth that come with imperfectly parenting our amazing and special children.
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    Lauren Bellon is a writer, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, and special needs mama. Find show notes for this episode, along with links to any resources mentioned, at LaurenBellon.com.
    Do you have an idea for a show topic? Someone you'd love to hear interviewed? A question or just a thought you'd like to share? Interested in sponsoring an upcoming episode?
    I'd love to hear from you. Email me at lauren@laurenbellon.com, or leave a comment at www.facebook.com/MamaRisingShow/.

    • 48 min
    Episode 6 - Identity, Creativity, And Marriage

    Episode 6 - Identity, Creativity, And Marriage

    How can we maintain our own identity and creative outlets despite the intense demands of special needs parenting? And how the heck do we keep a marriage strong at the same time? Photographer Kristin Chalmers and I talk about how she has preserved her own creativity and self-expression while parenting two sons with special needs. She shares the strategies she and her husband have used to create an amazing marriage, plus she offers some excellent advice about how families of kids with special needs can capture images ourselves and our children that honor all of our unique needs and differences.
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    Lauren Bellon is a writer, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, and special needs mama. Find show notes for this episode, along with links to any resources mentioned, at LaurenBellon.com.

    Do you have an idea for a show topic? Someone you'd love to hear interviewed? A question or just a thought you'd like to share? Interested in sponsoring an upcoming episode?

    I'd love to hear from you. Email me at lauren@laurenbellon.com, or leave a comment at www.facebook.com/MamaRisingShow/.

    • 53 min
    Episode 5 - Synch Your Cycle To Your To Do List

    Episode 5 - Synch Your Cycle To Your To Do List

    Up, down, and all around. That’s how I used to feel as I navigated the tasks of motherhood, advocacy, and running a small business. Just as I’d start to get into a groove, my hormones would shift, and I’d feel derailed, frustrated, tired, and burned out. But over the years I’ve learned some special secrets from wise women about how to use the energy of each phase of my menstrual cycle to invite more ease, peace, and productivity into my life. This episode talks mothering and menstruation. Periods and parenting. I explore the ways we can use each part of our cycle to enhance our advocacy, self-care, and momming. Yes, even those two weeks before our period arrives have great value to offer if we know how to listen!
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    Lauren Bellon is a writer, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, and special needs mama. Find show notes for this episode, along with links to any resources mentioned, at LaurenBellon.com.

    Do you have an idea for a show topic? Someone you'd love to hear interviewed? A question or just a thought you'd like to share? Interested in sponsoring an upcoming episode?

    I'd love to hear from you. Email me at lauren@laurenbellon.com, or leave a comment at www.facebook.com/MamaRisingShow/.

    • 33 min
    Episode 4 - Dealing With Insensitive Comments

    Episode 4 - Dealing With Insensitive Comments

    It’s a milestone that all special needs parents experience at some point. Repeatedly. Someone makes an insensitive comment and you have to decide how to respond. They’ve remarked about your child’s diagnosis or your parenting. They’ve implied that you’re doing it all wrong or declared you to be a superhero. And they've given you unsolicited advice that comes across exactly the wrong way. A listener’s question inspired this episode all about strategies for handling these super uncomfortable moments. I'm happy to share a few actionable tips and ideas for handling whatever nonsense might come your way from a well-meaning (or even a not-so-well-meaning) friend, family member, or stranger.
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    Lauren Bellon is a writer, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, and special needs mama. Find show notes for this episode, along with links to any resources mentioned, at LaurenBellon.com.

    Do you have an idea for a show topic? Someone you'd love to hear interviewed? A question or just a thought you'd like to share? Interested in sponsoring an upcoming episode?

    I'd love to hear from you. Email me at lauren@laurenbellon.com, or leave a comment at www.facebook.com/MamaRisingShow/.

    • 39 min
    Episode 3 - Bedtime Meditation for Kids

    Episode 3 - Bedtime Meditation for Kids

    Sometimes anxiety, racing thoughts, or silliness can keep our kids awake at night. In this episode, I share the bedtime meditation my son has used every night since he was a year old, and my daughter has been listening to since birth, to help them fall asleep.
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    Lauren Bellon is a writer, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, and special needs mama. Find show notes for this episode, along with links to any resources mentioned, at LaurenBellon.com.

    Do you have an idea for a show topic? Someone you'd love to hear interviewed? A question or just a thought you'd like to share? Interested in sponsoring an upcoming episode?

    I'd love to hear from you. Email me at lauren@laurenbellon.com, or leave a comment at www.facebook.com/MamaRisingShow/.

    • 8 min

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