80 episodes

We have no reservations and we proudly discuss the real and the
raw, with sarcasm, heart, and thoughtful reflection. We cover parenting, autism, relationships, mental health & so much more.
Our listeners love our honest, hopeful, often helpful and
humorous ways of saying it as we see it.
Between us, we have 10 children ages 3 to 27, who live in 2 countries and four-time zones. We share our stories, tips, and tricks of parenting our autistic and neurotypical children. Come for a laugh or a cry. You can find both here. We are so glad you found the Table for Five.

Table For Five No Reservations Jaime Ramos, Tabitha Cabrera, Kimberly McIsaac. Jennifer Dunn, Rachel Flanagan

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

We have no reservations and we proudly discuss the real and the
raw, with sarcasm, heart, and thoughtful reflection. We cover parenting, autism, relationships, mental health & so much more.
Our listeners love our honest, hopeful, often helpful and
humorous ways of saying it as we see it.
Between us, we have 10 children ages 3 to 27, who live in 2 countries and four-time zones. We share our stories, tips, and tricks of parenting our autistic and neurotypical children. Come for a laugh or a cry. You can find both here. We are so glad you found the Table for Five.

    S12: Back to School E3: Finding Our Way

    S12: Back to School E3: Finding Our Way

    We are talking about our lifelong experience with sending our kids to school. We discussed in our last episode sending our kids off for the first time. 

    Here we go a bit further to look at the hard choices of putting our kids out into the world. Some of the really hard situations that have come from our experience. We are so grateful for all the teachers and paras that have invested time and love to support our kids. If you want an honest view of how this goes for parents of children with disabilities, we open up about the behind-the-scenes feelings that come with the school experience. 

    We have felt judgment and support and have faced numerous decisions associated with the best way for our kids to learn in the way that works for them.

    We also want to say that we see all the people sitting across from us who look us in the eye with kindness and circle our children to make the school experience a good one for them. 

    You can find us at Table for Five, No Reservations | Facebook

    Table for Five Podcast (@tableforfivenoreservations) • Instagram photos and videos

    You can also find us on our personal pages, where we write about our parenting at:

    Jenn Dunn at Keeping up with Kya | Facebook Jenn (@keepingupwith_kya) • Instagram photos and videos

    Rachel Flanagan at FlanaVille | Rachel Flanagan (@flanavillethree) • Instagram photos and videos

    Jaime Ramos at Jaime Ramos Writes | Facebook (@jaimeramoswrites) • Instagram photos and videos

    Kim McIsaac at Autism adventures with Alyssa | Facebook Kim (@autismadventureswithalyssa) • Instagram photos and videos

    Tabitha Cabrera at Peaceofautism - Facebook Tabitha (@peaceofautism) • Instagram photos and videos

    • 51 min
    S12: Back to School E2: Stepping Into School

    S12: Back to School E2: Stepping Into School

    First, we all agree that Kim's accent adds so much to our podcast. 

    Join us as we talk about sending our kids off to school for the first time. The emotions of saying goodbye and putting our trust into the hands of others and the challenges that can bring. It is different when dealing with communication struggles, developmental delays, and our mama hearts when letting go of those tiny hands. There is a clear difference, and we all share the big feelings that come with the first walk into school. 

    If you are saying goodbye for the first time this year, we send you a big hug, hope, and know you are not alone in all the worries floating around. 

    Please remember to advocate for all children. 

    You can find us at Table for Five, No Reservations | Facebook

    Table for Five Podcast (@tableforfivenoreservations) • Instagram photos and videos

    You can also find our personal pages where we write about our parenting at:

    Jenn Dunn at Keeping up with Kya | Facebook Jenn (@keepingupwith_kya) • Instagram photos and videos

    Rachel Flanagan at FlanaVille | Rachel Flanagan (@flanavillethree) • Instagram photos and videos

    Jaime Ramos at Jaime Ramos Writes | Facebook (@jaimeramoswrites) • Instagram photos and videos

    Kim McIsaac at Autism adventures with Alyssa | Facebook Kim (@autismadventureswithalyssa) • Instagram photos and videos

    Tabitha Cabrera at Peaceofautism - Search Results | Facebook Tabitha (@peaceofautism) • Instagram photos and videos

    Table for Five Merch at Bonfire 

    • 51 min
    S12: Back to School E1: IEPs with IEP Masters Amanda DeLuca and Kirby Morgan

    S12: Back to School E1: IEPs with IEP Masters Amanda DeLuca and Kirby Morgan

    Join us as we talk Individualized Educational Plans with two IEP Masters Amanda DeLuca and Kirby Morgan.

    Check out their Patreon: Mastering Your IEP

    Amanda DeLuca lives in Ohio with her husband Sal, and is a mom of 2 to Monroe, and Jackson. Her son is on the autism spectrum and is what inspired her to begin her journey through educational advocacy. Amanda proudly serves families both locally and remotely to empower them to come to the IEP table with confidence while working collaboratively with their team. Amanda is the co-founder and board president of non-profit organization The More Than Project, is a business owner and enjoys teaching at her dance studio, and writing for her blog Jackson’s Journey, Jackson’s Voice.

    Find her on Facebook:
    Advocate.Out.Loud - Amanda DeLuca and Jackson's Journey, Jackson's Voice

    Instagram: Amanda DeLuca and Jackson's Journey, Jackson's Voice

    Kirby Morgan lives in California with her husband Jeremy, and is a mom of two to Jayden and Jackson. Kirby is a dedicated Master IEP coach. She writes on her blog Beyond Autism - Jayden and Jaxon’s Journey.

    Find her on Facebook:
    Kirby Morgan - Advocate and Beyond and Beyond Autism Jayden and Jaxon's Journey

    You can find us at Table for Five, No Reservations | Facebook

    Table for Five Podcast (@tableforfivenoreservations) • Instagram photos and videos

    You can also find us at our personal pages where we write about our parenting at:

    Jenn Dunn at Keeping up with Kya | Facebook Jenn (@keepingupwith_kya) • Instagram photos and videos

    Rachel Flanagan at FlanaVille | Rachel Flanagan (@flanavillethree) • Instagram photos and videos

    Jaime Ramos at Jaime Ramos Writes | Facebook (@jaimeramoswrites) • Instagram photos and videos

    Kim McIsaac at Autism adventures with Alyssa | Facebook Kim (@autismadventureswithalyssa) • Instagram photos and videos

    Tabitha Cabrera at Peaceofautism - Facebook Tabitha (@peaceofautism) • Instagram photos and videos

    • 59 min
    Interview with Mia Carella

    Interview with Mia Carella

    We had the pleasure of chatting with Mia Carella this week. Author of the book "To the Mom Struggling to Hold Her Sh*t Together."

    Mia is a writer and stay-at-home mom who lives with her husband, their two children, and their cat, Frankie Heck. She likes reading, running, and napping - not necessarily in that order. Mia is a fierce advocate for her daughter and all children with disabilities. Her work has been published on Scary Mommy, HuffPost, The Mighty, and more.

    We love chatting with other moms who understand the journey we are on. She talks with us a bit about her daughter's recent experience in a traditional basketball camp, the relationship between her son and daughter, and her prior work experience. Such a great conversation. 

    You can find more about Mia and her family on her blog thismomwithablog.com, her Facebook page Mia Carella and Instagram miacarellawriter

    You can find us on Table for Five, No Reservations | Facebook

    Table for Five Podcast (@tableforfivenoreservations) • Instagram photos and videos

    You can also find our personal pages where we write about our parenting at:

    Jenn Dunn at Keeping up with Kya | Facebook Jenn (@keepingupwith_kya) • Instagram photos and videos

    Rachel Flanagan at FlanaVille | Rachel Flanagan (@flanavillethree) • Instagram photos and videos

    Jaime Ramos at Jaime Ramos Writes | Facebook (@jaimeramoswrites) • Instagram photos and videos

    Kim McIsaac at Autism adventures with Alyssa | Facebook Kim (@autismadventureswithalyssa) • Instagram photos and videos

    Tabitha Cabrera at Peaceofautism - Search Results | Facebook Tabitha (@peaceofautism) • Instagram photos and videos

    Table for Five Merch at Bonfire 

    • 40 min
    Q&A Summer Edition Part 2

    Q&A Summer Edition Part 2

    Join us for part two of our summer Q&A. We touch on things we hold back from talking about in a public space. If a medication episode is in the works for future topics. We answer what the most impactful thing we have learned about ourselves since our children were diagnosed with autism is.

    Keep the questions coming we love hearing from people who listen to the podcast and would love to answer your questions.

    You can find us on Table for Five, No Reservations | Facebook

    Table for Five Podcast (@tableforfivenoreservations) • Instagram photos and videos

    You can also find our personal pages where we write about our parenting at:

    Jenn Dunn at Keeping up with Kya | Facebook Jenn (@keepingupwith_kya) • Instagram photos and videos

    Rachel Flanagan at FlanaVille | Rachel Flanagan (@flanavillethree) • Instagram photos and videos

    Jaime Ramos at Jaime Ramos Writes | Facebook (@jaimeramoswrites) • Instagram photos and videos

    Kim McIsaac at Autism adventures with Alyssa | Facebook Kim (@autismadventureswithalyssa) • Instagram photos and videos

    Tabitha Cabrera at Peaceofautism - Search Results | Facebook Tabitha (@peaceofautism) • Instagram photos and videos

    Table for Five Merch at Bonfire 

    • 26 min
    Q&A We Answer the Burning Questions from our Listener's Summer Edition Part 1

    Q&A We Answer the Burning Questions from our Listener's Summer Edition Part 1

    Join us as we answer questions from our listeners. Hear how this podcast has changed our view of this world and our friendship has impacted our lives in the best of ways. 

    What would you tell your 10-year-old self? Hear our gems of advice we would give ourselves as we have the life experiences to look back on. 

    We talk about balancing work, services, and our choices for how to modify our lives to fit it all in. 

    We love answering these questions and getting and just chatting about some of the details of our life in a free format. We are always accepting questions so if you would like to hear us speak on something specific you can message us or e-mail us tableforfivepodcast@gmail.com

    You can find us on Table for Five, No Reservations | Facebook

    Table for Five Podcast (@tableforfivenoreservations) • Instagram photos and videos

    You can also find our personal pages where we write about our parenting at:

    Jenn Dunn at Keeping up with Kya | Facebook Jenn (@keepingupwith_kya) • Instagram photos and videos

    Rachel Flanagan at FlanaVille | Rachel Flanagan (@flanavillethree) • Instagram photos and videos

    Jaime Ramos at Jaime Ramos Writes | Facebook (@jaimeramoswrites) • Instagram photos and videos

    Kim McIsaac at Autism adventures with Alyssa | Facebook Kim (@autismadventureswithalyssa) • Instagram photos and videos

    Tabitha Cabrera at Peaceofautism - Search Results | Facebook Tabitha (@peaceofautism) • Instagram photos and videos

    Table for Five Merch at Bonfire 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

nurself23** ,

Thank you!

When my daughter was first diagnosed there was very few (most not reliable) podcasts about autism. So happy you all came together and did this!!

memrowell ,

These ladies are a wealth of wisdom!

As a newly minted board certified behavior analyst working in early intervention, this is all the stuff I did not learn in grad school! I support parents that have recently had children diagnosed with autism. Sometimes it can be really difficult and emotional and I'm always worried I'll say the wrong thing. These ladies have given me a better understanding of how to support and encourage parents with empathy and compassion as they navigate the new autism journey. I will definitely be sharing this podcast. It gives hope and encouragement to those parents that may be struggling or feeling alone. Not only are these ladies a wealth of wisdom and Support but they're also entertaining and fun to listen too. :)

cindecker ,

Charming

I love the honesty and laughter that you get in every episode. I learn more about autism through different experiences.

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