10 episodes

Founder of Mother Flipping Awesome, Abigail Wald joins acclaimed actress Missi Pyle to discuss the challenges of raising highly-sensitive, strong-willed kids. On each episode of Raising & Rising, Abigail and Missi meet a new parent who has been pushed past their breaking point. Guests share their greatest parenting struggles, including topics like childhood anxiety, getting ready for school, physical and verbal aggression, and parenting through their own childhood trauma. In return, the hosts suggest novel ways to navigate these daily obstacles, so parents can confidently raise their children, while they rise to the top of their potential. Tune in each week for conversations that will change the way you look at parenting!
Follow us on Instagram @raisingandrising and leave us a voice message at (540) 642-0035‬!
Visit raisingandrising.co to apply to be on the show!

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

Founder of Mother Flipping Awesome, Abigail Wald joins acclaimed actress Missi Pyle to discuss the challenges of raising highly-sensitive, strong-willed kids. On each episode of Raising & Rising, Abigail and Missi meet a new parent who has been pushed past their breaking point. Guests share their greatest parenting struggles, including topics like childhood anxiety, getting ready for school, physical and verbal aggression, and parenting through their own childhood trauma. In return, the hosts suggest novel ways to navigate these daily obstacles, so parents can confidently raise their children, while they rise to the top of their potential. Tune in each week for conversations that will change the way you look at parenting!
Follow us on Instagram @raisingandrising and leave us a voice message at (540) 642-0035‬!
Visit raisingandrising.co to apply to be on the show!

    A Message From Abigail & Missi

    A Message From Abigail & Missi

    Abigail and Missi check in to tell listeners that they will be hosting Instagram Live streams for followers to ask questions and be a part of this ever-evolving conversation on parenting.
    Find Missi Pyle @missipyle and Abigail Wald @motherflippingawesome on Instagram! Follow Raising & Raising on Instagram @raisingandrising!
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    • 5 min
    Abigail's Summer Ritual: A Long-Term Emotional Project

    Abigail's Summer Ritual: A Long-Term Emotional Project

    Summer is upon us! Our kids are wrapping up school and home for the season. This week on Raising & Rising, Abigail and Missi discuss taking advantage of the family connection and fun of summer to work on long-term emotional projects. Missi shares her parenting wins and some struggles too. Abigail explains how parents can use play to push past resistance from your children, how to teach your kiddos the value of respect, and clearing your own mind so you can become the parent you want to be.
    Visit motherflippingawesome.com/summer22 to join Abigail on a live call to discuss how to apply the Summer Ritual in your life!
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    • 1 hr
    Three Moms Talk About Uvalde and Grassroots Activism

    Three Moms Talk About Uvalde and Grassroots Activism

    On this episode of Raising & Rising, Abigail and Missi welcome back Michelle to discuss the tragic events at Uvalde, and what can be done in your community to help prevent these prolific acts of violence.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Sensory Overload with Jessica Urlichs

    Sensory Overload with Jessica Urlichs

    On this episode of Raising & Rising, we speak with Jessica Urlichs. Jessica is a best-selling author and poet. In her books she delves into the raw and real stories of early motherhood, moments and emotions that she has experienced herself. Aside from being an award-winning author, Jessica is a wife and the mother of two children with one on the way! Today we focus on highly sensitive, 4-year-old Harry. Harry is a loving boy who gets overwhelmed in crowded public places. Today we discuss how to help your highly sensitive child navigate overstimulating situations and how to push them to the edge of their comfort zone to help them grow! Listen to this special episode of R&R anywhere you get your podcasts!
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    Call us at (540) 642-0035‬ to leave us a message about your parental fantasies, your crazy kiddo stories, and your most frustrating parenting questions.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Screen Time Struggles and "Good Enough" Parenting with Kat

    Screen Time Struggles and "Good Enough" Parenting with Kat

    On this episode of R&R, we speak with Kat from Virginia. Kat works as an LPC who specializes in gender and sexuality, and is the mother of two children, Daphne and Davin. Today we focus on Davin. Davin is Kat’s 9 year old boy. He has a very loving personality and regularly steps up to the plate to help Kat and his little sister with daily tasks. Recently, Kat has noticed that Davin struggles to regulate his time on the family’s iPad, staying up all night long playing games and watching videos. Kat has tried many different approaches to curb his screen time to no avail! Today we will discuss how to make screens a constructive part of your family dynamic and when to take the iPad away.
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    Call us at (540) 642-0035‬ to leave us a message about your parental fantasies, your crazy kiddo stories, and your most frustrating parenting questions.
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    • 46 min
    Navigating Tween Emotions with Dr. Michelle Ward

    Navigating Tween Emotions with Dr. Michelle Ward

    On this Episode of Raising & Rising, we chat with Michelle Ward, Michelle is a neurocrimonologist, host of the podcast How Not To Raise A Serial Killer, and mother of two kiddos, Charlotte and Soren. Today we focus on her 10-year-old daughter Charlotte, a highly sensitive and intelligent young tween. When feeling anxious or hurt, Charlotte makes her feelings known by arguing with Michelle. Michelle feels like she has tried everything to deescalate these situations, but still struggles with Charlottes outbursts. Today, we discuss the art of deescalation, the dignity trip wire, and how to let your kids torture you an appropriate amount without actually creating little serial killers.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Ree2855 ,

A fresh approach

Abigail has a way of framing problems in a way I never would have thought of. Her ideas for play are inspiring. It’s really fun to have Missi as part of this too.

Aeqwinox ,

Love it!

This podcast is simply great. The conversations are frank and funny with lots of heart. There is a ‘lightning bolt’ moment in every episode where I am presented with a novel approach to one of my own personal parenting issues, that I can implement in real time. Rather than presenting a rigorous new framework that you need to adhere to in order to get results that conform to some ‘standard of behavior’, Mimi and Abigail are presenting tweaks to your current style that allow you to blossom into the parent you want to be and the standards YOU set for YOUR family. So super recommended.

BeckyBer ,

Abigail’s sixth sense

Abigail truly has a sixth sense when it comes to parenting and how to help parents and their kids navigate life’s sticky and tricky situations. I’m so glad her wisdom is being shared here and I always come away from listening to an episode with another aha moment or new lens of understanding filed away in my brain. And the combination of Abigail and Missi is perfect, together they create just the right blend of real and humorous and practical. Can’t wait to hear more!

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