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A podcast that emphasizes human connections when people starting talking! So often we go through life not hearing the deeper stories of people’s lives and all that make it up, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. We’ll showcase real life, not the highlight reel of social media and tv. You’ll hear actual stories of what 'adulting' is like so that we start normalizing the inevitable dips and peaks that are part of the human experience. I believe that when you get the full picture of someone, you truly connect, relate, and learn from one another on this beautiful path called life!

Parents Connecting Rashida Laxmidhar

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

A podcast that emphasizes human connections when people starting talking! So often we go through life not hearing the deeper stories of people’s lives and all that make it up, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. We’ll showcase real life, not the highlight reel of social media and tv. You’ll hear actual stories of what 'adulting' is like so that we start normalizing the inevitable dips and peaks that are part of the human experience. I believe that when you get the full picture of someone, you truly connect, relate, and learn from one another on this beautiful path called life!

    24. Women and Identifying Hormonal Imbalances - with Darci Hawxhurst

    24. Women and Identifying Hormonal Imbalances - with Darci Hawxhurst

    Do you feel tired? Fatigued? Sleepy all the time? Dealing with hair loss? Moody? Just not yourself? If you're in your 30s, 40s or 50s and thinking you might be in the peri-menopause stage or think you might have hormonal imbalances - this episode is for you!



    Today you'll hear from Darci Hawkhurt, a founding member of certified MAF Method Health and Fitness Coaches and Practitioners, and my previous guest on Episode 23. In this conversation, we go deep into the root causes of many of the symptoms that women experience on an everyday basis especially as we go into the 'peri' menopause years. Darci shares her own experiences of being stressed out, dealing with hair loss, and overall burnout, thinking she might be in the peri stage, but only to find out she had adrenal fatigue and other hormonal imbalances. She talks to us about what were creating her issues and how she ultimately healed her body, stopped her symptoms, and is now thriving.



    As women, and especially as moms, we can all relate to the overall feeling of tiredness, fatigue, and deep down knowing this just can't be right. Listen in on this episode where you can dissect and reflect on your own symptoms and get the help you may need to start feeling good again!



    And if you're ready to embark on a journey - click the link below and join Darci in her signature women's course which is only offered once a year. It's not too late - program starts January 8, 2024! Click the link below, use the code only for my listeners, and start your journey of being YOU again!



    Links:

    ⁠Vibrant Women Course⁠ (Darci's signature Course)


    Use code FRIEND450 for $450 off her course (one-payment option)
    Starts January 8, 2024 and is only available once a year!



    About the Guest:


    Darci Hawxhurst, M.S. Ed. is a founding member of certified MAF Method Health and Fitness Coaches and Practitioners, a Child Brain Developmentalist and neurological evaluator, a member of the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy, a writer, speaker, teacher, and literacy expert.  She is also the mother of a formerly brain injured child who has been to rock-bottom burnout and back.  She is the creator of the Vibrant Woman Program, a paradigm-shifting journey that puts women on the path to thriving by removing the root causes of stress and modern metabolic disease. Follow her on IG at ⁠@DarciHawxhurst⁠


    Disclaimer: This is not intended to represent medical advice and is a story about a personal journey of how Darci healed herself and what she has seen work in other women.





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    • 1 hr 17 min
    23. How Nutrition was the Key to Healing her Daughter's Brain Injury - with Darci Hawxhurst

    23. How Nutrition was the Key to Healing her Daughter's Brain Injury - with Darci Hawxhurst

    My guest on today's show will move you into action. If you're tired, stressed, hormone-imbalanced, fatigued, suffering from burn-out, having symptoms you can't explain but know you just feel off, or just have that all around 'blah' feeling - this episode is for you.



    Today I speak with Darci Hawxhurst, M.S. Ed., a Child Brain Developmentalist and neurological evaluator, a writer, speaker, teacher, literacy expert, and most importantly, a mom. In this conversation she talks about her formerly brain injured child who she helped heal through a combination of nutrition and body movements. She talks about the impacts that food can have on the brain and therefore the body and how she harnessed what she learned to help herself go through a healing process as she found herself hitting rock bottom and dealt with burn out on the journey to healing her daughter.



    Listen in on this really informational and powerful interview to hear what a change in habits can really mean and how to get started on that journey if you're ready.



    And stay tuned ! We bring Darci back in a future episode to talk more about the hormonal imbalance that women often feel, whether it's related to perimenopause (or not) and what and how you can start to feel better.



    Links:

    Vibrant Women Course (Darci's signature Course)


    Use code FRIEND450 for $450 off her course (one-payment option)
    Starts January 8, 2024 and is only available once a year!

    Doman International (click here to learn more about the Doman Method we talk about in the episode that she used to help heal her daughter)



    About the Guest:


    Darci Hawxhurst, M.S. Ed. is a founding member of certified MAF Method Health and Fitness Coaches and Practitioners, a Child Brain Developmentalist and neurological evaluator, a member of the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy, a writer, speaker, teacher, and literacy expert.  She is also the mother of a formerly brain injured child who has been to rock-bottom burnout and back.  She is the creator of the Vibrant Woman Program, a paradigm-shifting journey that puts women on the path to thriving by removing the root causes of stress and modern metabolic disease. Follow her on IG at @DarciHawxhurst



    Disclaimer: This is not intended to represent medical advice and is a story about a personal journey of seeing healing in the brain and body.





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    • 1 hr 27 min
    22. Parenting through the Pandemic and Now What? - with Cara Tyrrell

    22. Parenting through the Pandemic and Now What? - with Cara Tyrrell

    In today's episode, I talk with Cara Tyrrell, M.Ed, a Vermont based Early Childhood Educator, Collaborative Parenting Coach, and the founder of Core4Parenting™. We talk about what parenting through the pandemic was like for kids and parents and how the methodology that she's so passionate about can help parents navigate what they may have missed our during this period. She talks about the five core executive functioning skills that she believes are key for children to learn, how to handle meltdowns, and how parents dealt with the 'survival period' of the pandemic. Listen in on this great discussion!



    About the Guest

    Cara is a the passionate mastermind behind the Collaborative Parenting Methodology™, a birth-to-five, soul and science based framework that empowers parents and teachers to maximize children's early learning while raising fantastic human beings who succeed in school and life.



    While teaching preschool and Kindergarten, she noticed her students knew their ABC’s and 123’s, but struggled with their social, emotional, and interpersonal skills. At drop off, parents would say, “We’re so glad that you are their first teacher”, but she knew she wasn’t -- their parents were! This realization led to her professional pivot as an Early Childhood Trainer, Parent Educator and Coach. 



    Cara has embraced her role as thought leader and fierce advocate for Pandemic parents raising the COVID Generation (GEN-C). 



    Through keynotes, teacher training, and her podcast, Transforming the Toddler Years, she’s teaching the 5 Executive Functioning Skills kids need to recover lost milestones and navigate our ever-changing world.



    Cara has Bachelor degrees in American Sign Language (ASL) and Linguistics and a Master’s degree in Education. She lives in southern Vermont with her two nearly grown-and-flown daughters and a husband who is her biggest cheerleader. Ready to raise world ready kids who change the world?



    Visit www.caratyrrell.com/bio to begin your Collaborative Parenting journey!



    Free Gift: 5 Mindful Mantras for Managing Toddler Meltdowns https://www.caratyrrell.com/mantras


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    • 53 min
    21. How a Rare Genetic Syndrome Diagnosis Fueled Inspiration - with Becky Tilley

    21. How a Rare Genetic Syndrome Diagnosis Fueled Inspiration - with Becky Tilley

    In this episode we talk with Becky Tilley, a UK-based mom who is spreading the words of kindness and inspiration after being diagnosed with a rare genetic syndrome called Koolen-de Vries.

    Becky grew up feeling different, but had no idea until after the birth of her second child that she was not only a carrier of this syndrome but that two of her kids would go on to also be diagnosed. Getting the diagnosis when she was an adult gave her a unique perspective as she wasn't defined by this condition growing up. Instead of letting parent guilt and the negative spiral get in the way - she harnessed positivity and ended up writing and publishing a book called Thrive Rare: Embracing the Uniqueness Within.

    Listen in as Becky opens up and shares her story of her childhood that included being bullied and having difficulties with academics and work life to where she is today having authored a book and continuing to be an inspiration to others that have been diagnosed with rare genetic syndromes.

    About the Guest


    Becky Tilley is a passionate advocate for embracing uniqueness and finding strength in adversity. Her personal journey with rare diagnoses, as well as her experiences as a parent, inspired her to share her story with others. Through her writing, she hopes to inspire individuals to embrace their own journeys and celebrate their unique paths.


    Follow her at the below links:


    @ThriveRare Instagram
    Thrive Rare YouTube Channel
    Thrive Rare Facebook Page
    X (formerly Twitter)
    UK KDVS Support Group
    Mamas Heart International Facebook Support Group



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    • 1 hr
    20. Infertility, Loss and Conceiving - with Jacqueline Baird (Part 2)

    20. Infertility, Loss and Conceiving - with Jacqueline Baird (Part 2)

    This is Part 2 of my conversation with Jacqueline Baird, a mom and entrepreneur who is shining light upon on the harder parts of motherhood - including infertility, loss, and alternatives to growing your family when things don't go as expected, including her own surrogacy journey.



    This episode picks up right where we left off from Episode 19 where Jacqueline continues her story with the birth of her second son. She talks about the additional trauma she experienced with additional losses, the joys she has experienced since, and where she is today in her family journey. So listen is to the conclusion of this two part episode and follow Jacqueline to see where she's today! [Go back to Episode 19 to hear Part 1!]



    Jacqueline Baird is a mom, entrepreneur, and host of the Motherhood Intended podcast. After a decade of navigating infertility and loss, and growing her family through IVF and surrogacy, she has set out to share her experiences and success in order to help others feel calm and confident on their journey to baby. Because nobody should have to walk the path of infertility alone, Jacqueline has created a thriving community of almost 500 women and counting. Her podcast shines light on the many topics of motherhood that get hidden behind the highlight reel, and aims to educate listeners on different family building options when the birds and the bees just aren't enough. Jacqueline is also launching a course for women who are struggling to conceive. In this course students will go from feeling anxious and stressed, to confident and in control of their fertility.




    Follow Jacqueline and find her at the links below:


    PODCAST: ⁠Motherhood Intended Podcast

    RESOURCES:  ⁠⁠Month-by-Month Roadmap to Your Fertility Success

    FACEBOOK: ⁠⁠Motherhood Intended Facebook Community ⁠

    INSTAGRAM: ⁠@motherhood_intended⁠


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    19. Infertility, Loss and Conceiving - with Jacqueline Baird (Part 1)

    19. Infertility, Loss and Conceiving - with Jacqueline Baird (Part 1)

    In today's episode I talk with Jacqueline Baird about her long journey to motherhood and the twists and turns she experienced before, during, and after bearing kids. She courageously shares the ups and downs of her path to shine a light on the harder parts of motherhood and also the sweetness that it can bear. [NOTE: in this episode we talk through pre-term births and loss. Please be aware if these topics might be triggering to you.]

    Jacqueline Baird is a mom, entrepreneur, and host of the Motherhood Intended podcast. After a decade of navigating infertility and loss, and growing her family through IVF and surrogacy, she has set out to share her experiences and success in order to help others feel calm and confident on their journey to baby. Because nobody should have to walk the path of infertility alone, Jacqueline has created a thriving community of almost 500 women and counting. Her podcast shines light on the many topics of motherhood that get hidden behind the highlight reel, and aims to educate listeners on different family building options when the birds and the bees just aren't enough. Jacqueline is also launching a course for women who are struggling to conceive. In this course students will go from feeling anxious and stressed, to confident and in control of their fertility.

    This is two part episode because Jacqueline's journey is one that takes time to tell. Follow now so you don't miss out on Part 2!


    Follow Jacqueline and find her at the links below:
    Motherhood Intended Podcast 
    Month-by-Month Roadmap to Your Fertility Success
    Motherhood Intended Facebook Community 
    Instagram: @motherhood_intended


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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Fan_in_AZ ,

Warmth, wisdom and connection!

I love Rashida’s warmth and wisdom! Her voice is as smooth as silk and easy to listen to. I feel uplifted by her positive energy and I love how she interacts with her guest. She’s a talented interviewer and I learn so much from her discussions with her guests. She has a natural curiosity that puts her guests at ease. I love how she sprinkles in humor as we also get real, sharing those authentic moments together “under the hood.” Rashida is a natural podcaster and destined to go far!! ❤️

Laura Barreto:) ,

A mothers go to podcast :)

I have been listening from the start, I joined her facebook group where we did a few zoom calls and it was great! Hearing about her podcast and actually listening has been even better🌱 This is a must listen!

California Camel ,

Love this resource

Rashida covers great topics for parenting! Although I’m not a parent, I like to listen so I can better understand the challenges my clients go through and it provides me a diverse viewpoint.

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