24 episodes

A space for any mom who is on the wild ride of motherhood while navigating a grief journey. This ain’t your average grief podcast. As motherless moms, Cara and Rashida tackle tough conversations about grief and how it shows up in motherhood with grace and understanding, but also humor. Yes. Humor. Because grief isn’t always sad. There is joy and celebration on grief journeys too. Join The Grieving Mamas Club every other Wednesday as we feel our feels and encourage you to feel yours too.

The Grieving Mamas Club Cara & Rashida

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

A space for any mom who is on the wild ride of motherhood while navigating a grief journey. This ain’t your average grief podcast. As motherless moms, Cara and Rashida tackle tough conversations about grief and how it shows up in motherhood with grace and understanding, but also humor. Yes. Humor. Because grief isn’t always sad. There is joy and celebration on grief journeys too. Join The Grieving Mamas Club every other Wednesday as we feel our feels and encourage you to feel yours too.

    22. WTF is Anticipatory Grief?

    22. WTF is Anticipatory Grief?

    The official definition of anticipatory grief refers to a feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss. Typically, the impending loss is the death of someone close due to illness. But as those who have experienced it know, it's not just one singular feeling. It's a mess of confusing, tangled feelings that can come up before a loved one is even gone.

    In this week's episode, Cara dives into how she experienced anticipatory grief after her mom's cancer diagnosis. In true Cara fashion, she holds nothing back.

    When times get tough, just remember, you're a badass b and you've got this mama!

    And for the times you don't have it, there's always our Facebook Community. 

    • 32 min
    21. More Than Grief: Giving Our Selves Permission to Not

    21. More Than Grief: Giving Our Selves Permission to Not

    This week's #MoreThanGrief episode topic was borrowed from The Mom Hour, a podcast about all stages of motherhood. A few years back they did an episode called "The Life-Changing Magic of Opting Out." It is about how as a mom, there are things you have to give yourself permission to NOT do, simply to survive. Grab your glass of wine and listen to Cara and Rashida tick through the things they've simply just decided to not give real estate to in their minds.

    When times get tough, just remember, you're a badass b and you've got this mama....

    Also, don't forget to leave us a review...

    and join our Facebook Community! 

    • 36 min
    20. Can You Put a Timeline on Grief?

    20. Can You Put a Timeline on Grief?

    The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder. In this episode, Cara and Rashida tackle a recent New York Times article that details this diagnosis. There are pros (few) and there are cons (lots) and per usual Cara and Rashida have a lot of thoughts on tangents on this topic.

    Show Note Links
    Maintenance Phase: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/maintenance-phase/id1535408667
    New York Times Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/18/health/prolonged-grief-disorder.html

    Remember when times get tough, you're a badass B and you've got this mama!

    Also, don't forget to leave us a rating, pretty please!

    • 34 min
    19. Mother's Day as a Motherlesss Mom

    19. Mother's Day as a Motherlesss Mom

    Cara and Rashida took to the very scientific method of an IG poll to ask listeners what topics they wanted to hear from us and given the timing mother's day rose up as an immediate tackle. Cara is coming up on her third Mother's Day without her mom while Rashida has had quite a few more. Cara talks about what it was like to lose a mom so close to Mother's Day and Rashida discusses how the day has changed for her over the years since losing her mom and becoming a mom herself. 

    As always there are laughs and tangents mixed in so buckle up. While to circumstances suck, we're still glad you're here. 

    When times get tough, just remember you're a badass B and you got this mama! 

    • 37 min
    18. Welcoming a Baby During a Grief Journey

    18. Welcoming a Baby During a Grief Journey

    After a decent amount of tangents (no one is surprised), Cara and Rashida talk about what it means to welcome a new baby during a grief journey. Welcoming a new baby is a time of joy (and exhaustion) but when that joy is mixed with the sadness of missing the person you lost, it can get a little complicated. For Cara, this has meant having one baby that will remember her mom and one who has never met her. For Rashida, this has meant entering motherhood years removed from the loss of her mom and grieving never having seen her as a grandma. 

    When times get tough, just remember you're a badass B and you got this mama! 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Welcome Back Cara!! (Part 2)

    Welcome Back Cara!! (Part 2)

    In this episode Cara and Rashida rattle on a bit more, as they do! We continue to discuss Cara and Baby Brooks plus hit on Rashida's new job position and her brush with Covid. Along the way, we digress to nail art, the audacity of second children and blue Powerade. We'll be returning to our more in-depth grief chats in our next episode, but we hope you enjoy these catch-up eps. :) 

    When times get hard, just remember you're a badass b and you got this mama! 

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

LFCGrievingMom ,

Found this at the perfect time

I lost my mother a few months ago and this podcast has been a balm on a very sore wound. Thank you ladies.

Zuc12 ,

Relatable grief

Two down to earth girls talking about the tough topic of grief. Thank you for this.

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