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I’m Your host, Mandy. I live by my faith, love my husband & kiddos, will do anything for tacos and believe community is life changing. We do life blended for our kiddos: mine, his and two ours babes. As I share I pray you will be able to connect with others, obtain new tools and resources as well as resonate with the stories shared by others as you listen. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mandymaejohnsonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mandymae.johnson/Contact: https://www.mandymaejohnson.com/contact

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    • Kids & Family
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I’m Your host, Mandy. I live by my faith, love my husband & kiddos, will do anything for tacos and believe community is life changing. We do life blended for our kiddos: mine, his and two ours babes. As I share I pray you will be able to connect with others, obtain new tools and resources as well as resonate with the stories shared by others as you listen. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mandymaejohnsonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mandymae.johnson/Contact: https://www.mandymaejohnson.com/contact

    Children Can Trigger Our Old Trauma

    Children Can Trigger Our Old Trauma

    Episode 27:

    Listen to as Mandy interviews Beth Tyson, MA, is a childhood trauma consultant, 3x best-selling author, keynote speaker, and an advocate for children in the child welfare system. She provides international training on childhood trauma and loss, and is currently working on a trauma-informed animated series for teens.
    While working as a psychotherapist with kinship families (aka grandparents raising grandchildren), she was inspired to write a children’s book to help families cope with the trauma of being separated from their biological parents.  Her tender-hearted book, A Grandfamily for Sullivan and her other books are  available at bethtyson.com.
    Most importantly, Beth is the mom to a spirited little girl with a secret stash of chocolate in her room, just like her mama.
    Beth is graciously giving away her copy of the CARES model for connection after chaos 
    "A trauma-responsive "in the moment" method for caregivers and professionals"
    As caregivers we want to help a child in distress, but we often say and do unhelpful things because we are overwhelmed by the child's behavior.
    The C.A.R.E.S Model is a step-by-step trauma-responsive approach you can follow to co-regulate with a child who is in the fight/flight/freeze/fawn trauma response. This one-of-a-kind framework is a free gift to you, and signing up will also subscribe you to my monthly newsletter on childhood trauma. Access to the latest research and resources on childhood trauma will be included in your subscription, please subscribe to Beth's monthly Childhood Trauma Newsletter here: BethTyson.com.

    https://www.bethtyson.com/cares

    Beth also has a private Facebook group you can join called Emotiminds, which is focused on trauma-informed care and trust-focused parenting. 

    The instagram post we mention in this episode can be found here, Children Can Trigger our Old Trauma.
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    • 56 min
    Trauma Integration with Michelle Jones

    Trauma Integration with Michelle Jones

    Episode 26:

    Listen to as Mandy interviews Michelle Jones is President and Co-Founder of Trauma Integration. Michelle is a Trauma Educator and Certified Trauma Integration Coach.Michelle firmly believes in the inherent resiliency within each of us. She loves connecting with people and uncovering the light and strength in the people she meets. 

    The book Michelle Jones mentions as her recommended resources is the book Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma by Pete Walker

    Listen to the Mind Well Podcast.
    Find additional resources mentioned by Michelle by visiting here.

    Schedule a free 15 minute meeting to have all of your questions answered by Michelle at www.jonesharbor.com
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    Awareness as a Bonus Mom

    Awareness as a Bonus Mom

    Episode 25:

    Listen to as Mandy interviews a fellow bonus mama who is a mama to 3, believer and brave as all can be by being a light through her social media. 
    Earlier this month she shared a post stating
    1. “They won’t all be Hallmark holidays. And that is okay.”
    2. “Remember, you can change your mind, boundaries and expectations”
    And last but not least 
    3. “Setting a boundary does not make you an evil stepmom”
    If you haven’t already followed @thesteplex on insta, DO IT!

    Lex is *this* close to launching her shop! Join her VIP list to exclusive early access to merchandise and discount codes!   

    The book Lex mentions as her recommended resources is Grace-Filled Stepparenting by Laurie Polich Short.
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    • 45 min
    Trauma: Coparenting with a Narcissist & Sociopath

    Trauma: Coparenting with a Narcissist & Sociopath

    Episode 24:

    *Trigger Warning:  This episode will discuss a specific person’s experience with coparenting with a narcissist and sociopath. The content may be triggering to listeners with similar experiences.*
     
    The average toxic person affects 10 people directly and/or indirectly in their life.  Are you being affected by a narcissist or sociopath? Is your coparenting relationship full of drama, trauma and chaos?

    Listen as Mandy interviews Grace W. Wroldson. Grace is the author of five self-help books available on Amazon. Through her books, Grace gives insight on how to cope with loving an alcoholic. Her newest books deliver essential survival strategies for co-parenting with a narcissist in a high-conflict custody battle.

    Defying the odds, Grace overcame every obstacle that her ex placed in her path to happiness. She has since dedicated her life’s work to help other women and mothers cope, win, face failures, and find peace. Ultimately, her mission is to spare children from an alcoholic home or save them from abusive, toxic, personality-disordered parents by offering the secrets to her success and valuable survivor wisdom in her books.
     
    Grace shares three suggestions and encouragement that has helped set her up for success when coparenting with a narcissist and sociopath.

    Find the two books we discuss here:
    Coparenting with a Narcissist: 7 Self-Rules to Stay Sane
    Coparenting with a Sociopath: Survival & Sanity Guide
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    The Family Core App: Organized Life for Blended Families

    The Family Core App: Organized Life for Blended Families

    Episode 23:

    Listen as Mandy chats with Ginger, cofounder of The Family Core App , the number one family organizational platform.

    Their mission is to provide the best family management tools to keep everyone in the family safely & securely connected. The Family Core includes secure document storage, an event management and calendar feature, a private family chat, and Geo location with check-in feature. This platform improves family management. Whether you are a busy nuclear family, co-parenting through divorce or separation, parallel parenting, single parenting, a caregiver or legal advocate, this platform allows information to be shared in a secure environment. This platform is HIPPA and COPPA compliant. The software provides parents and their families with the tools and resources necessary to increase family efficiency and communication while decreasing stress. Start organizing life today with a 7 day free trial.

    Follow The Family Core on Instagram.

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    • 55 min
    Trials & Trauma: High Conflict Coparenting

    Trials & Trauma: High Conflict Coparenting

    Episode 22:

    Mandy shares as a follow up to her interview with Katie and Cheri from MomNation on their podcast From the Heart.

    Mandy describes her perspective of what creates a high conflict coparenting relationship, what has helped her navigate through the different seasons and isn't afraid to admit her part in certain scenarios.

    If you haven't listened the original interview that inspired this episode,  just find the From the Heart MomNation podcast on your favorite platform.

    Listening for the first time? Be sure to listen to Mandy's first episode called Coparenting Dynamics. 

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