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Progressive Parenting strives to share information to parents to help them form informed decisions for their families, your host Gena Kirby interviews, Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Authors and other experts to answer your parenting questions.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3, 16 Ratings

Progressive Parenting strives to share information to parents to help them form informed decisions for their families, your host Gena Kirby interviews, Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Authors and other experts to answer your parenting questions.

    Be Your Own Damn Doula with Alicia Fishbein

    Be Your Own Damn Doula with Alicia Fishbein

    Alicia Fishbein is a wife, mom of 3 and birth and postpartum doula in the SF Bay Area.  She and her team of birth doulas work with expectant parents who want to step off the assembly line of birth and step into their power. They give parents the tools they need to have a positive, powerful, natural birth while sprinkling in a little fun and a lot of love.

     

    Her team also works with new families who need help in the first weeks after baby’s birth.  They take care of mom, dad, baby and home---turning chaos into calm.  

    https://www.borndoulas.com/

     

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    Alicia & Meredith, birth doulas and besties, have created a brand new program, Be Your Own Damn Doula, as a response to Covid-19. They believe that this time calls for every couple to learn how to doula themselves. So, they’ve taken everything they’ve learned from supporting hundreds of births, and distilled it into a super simple essential guide. They’ll show you how to be your own damn doula, and give birth confidently, comfortably, and safely.  https://www.borndoulas.com/be-your-own-damn-doula

     

    • 34 min
    The Anti Supermom, debunking the "Be Everything Myth" with Summer Forrest

    The Anti Supermom, debunking the "Be Everything Myth" with Summer Forrest

    Don't miss out! join Summer Forrest and I LIVE!

     

    Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Storyteller and creator of The Anti-Supermom ~ Summer Forrest is in the business of transforming lives. She’s impacted the lives of thousands by sharing authentic, relatable stories around the topics of mindful business, financial and estate soundness, self-love, overcoming obstacles, manifestation, visualization, domestic violence, motherhood, and more... Summer is a force to be reckoned with, her energy is infectious, and if you get a chance to dial in, she might just change your life too.

    • 57 min
    So You Think You Want to Breastfeed

    So You Think You Want to Breastfeed

    Breastfeeding is not as simple as some folks think. It's not just about having a breast and a baby. There is a lot to know before starting on this journey. Join me and Ashley Pickett IBCLC as we discuss what you need to know that will help you form decisions and support you in your endeavor. 

    About Ashley, she assists parents in finding ways to meet a baby`s authentic sleep, feeding and parenting needs while still finding ways for the grown-ups to feel rested, find gratitude in the journey and to avoid feelings of overwhelm.Her main gig is working as an IBCLC (lactation consultant), which started in 2008 after her own breastfeeding journey with three kids. She had many challenges, and it was only the help she found at the Newman Clinic in Toronto that helped her nurse for many years! When her youngest was just 4 months old, she became a student at the International Breastfeeding Center, and is privileged to have more than 10 years of direct mentorship with Dr Jack Newman. She now works at the world renown Breastfeeding Clinic, the International Breastfeeding Center (IBC) in Toronto.

     

     

    • 51 min
    Parenting, Politics and How Parents Can Make a Difference

    Parenting, Politics and How Parents Can Make a Difference

    We are excited to be back on the air after a long break! 


    Join Ruby Powers and I as we discuss being a parent in politics and how you too can make a difference. 

     

    Ruby Powers is running for State Representative to make sure everyone in District 134 has a voice in the Texas state house. Here is more about her in her words: 

     

    About Ruby Powers

    I’ve spent my life serving my community, and I’m ready to take my experience to the Texas statehouse as your representative in Austin.

    I grew up in San Antonio, and spent my childhood on both sides of the border. My mother’s family was still in Mexico, and we’d go there regularly to see our grandparents. I never had health insurance as a child, so we would also go to see a doctor when we needed to get stitched up.

    Growing up, I always knew I’d have to create opportunity for myself. I put myself through college at UT, where I met my husband, Burak. After we got married, I decided to go to law school, where I specialized in immigration. As the daughter and wife of immigrants, I knew that I wanted to focus my career on helping people create opportunity for themselves.

    I opened my law firm, Powers Law Group, and started my family with Burak in House District 134. We’ve lived here for over a decade now, and we love our community. I would be honored to represent my neighbors in the Texas state house, and I hope to earn your vote.

     

    • 43 min
    Divorce & the family

    Divorce & the family

    Talking about divorce

    • 31 min
    How To Stop Beating Yourself Up in Parenting

    How To Stop Beating Yourself Up in Parenting

    How To Stop Beating Yourself Up In Your Parenting

    *Why Mamas Have A Hard Time Giving Up Guilt

    *The Shadow Side Of Conscious Parenting

    *How Feeling Like A “Good” Mom Can Lead To Acting Like A “Bad” Mom

    *Why Controlling Behavior Is a Bad Idea

    *How Emotional Baggage From Childhood Keeps Moms From Staying Present With Their Child


    Leslie Potter is the founder of Pure Joy Parenting, a joy based parenting model based on her experience raising her daughter as a single mom as well as working with families.   She supports parents in moving from a traditional fear-based model to a joy-based one focusing on relationship and healthy attachment. She is a co-author of Chaos to Connection: 9 Heart Centered Essentials for Parenting your Teen. Leslie is a Parent Coach with a background as a body centered therapist.  She has unschooled her daughter as well as supported her going back to school on her own terms as a homeshooler.   Her greatest love is hanging with other parents who are determined to challenge their conditioning and open to the wonder of parenting on their own terms.  
     

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Gin Soutiere ,

❤️

I love listening to this podcast! It's a great resource for mamas, papas, and those in the birth world!

slmag09 ,

Love it!

love. love. love. This show is wonderful! I've been listening to this podcast for almost a year now and I can't get enough. I'm a doula in training and a future-crunchy-parent....Gena has become a mentor to me and I will always be grateful to her hard work and relentless passion!

HannahDutcher ,

Excellant food for thought!

Gena is an excellant host to an informative parenting show. Her calm demeaner always puts guests at ease, and leads an informative show on all topics parenting. She uses her own passions and experiences as a jumping point for topics on the show. True to the idea of progressive parenting, this show is not about an agenda, brainwashing, or skewing facts. Instead it is about presenting information in a clear, logical and easy to understand manner, enabling parents to make educated choices about how to raise their families.

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