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After 1.6 million years, becoming a parent is still the most intense personal evolution that anyone will go through in their life. The Story of Mom is a podcast about that evolution. Shelly Slocum is a former doula, childbirth educator and mother of two (intelligent, beautiful girls) who uses her curiosity and contacts from the birth world to unearth what parenting really means today. During each episode, Shelly digs deep into the unique story of wonder, agony, joy and growth of a parent and talks to an expert about tools that can aid us on this journey. If you’re a parent, considering it, or Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

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After 1.6 million years, becoming a parent is still the most intense personal evolution that anyone will go through in their life. The Story of Mom is a podcast about that evolution. Shelly Slocum is a former doula, childbirth educator and mother of two (intelligent, beautiful girls) who uses her curiosity and contacts from the birth world to unearth what parenting really means today. During each episode, Shelly digs deep into the unique story of wonder, agony, joy and growth of a parent and talks to an expert about tools that can aid us on this journey. If you’re a parent, considering it, or Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

    Season 2, Ep 2 - Memory (in regards to Epigenetics)

    Season 2, Ep 2 - Memory (in regards to Epigenetics)

    Now that we have a better understanding of Epigenetics (see the previous episode), Shelly interviews Dr. Marcelo Wood (UC Irvine), a professor in the department of neurobiology and behavior. He runs a research program that focuses on understanding the epigenetic mechanisms of memory. What should parents be thinking about in regards to protecting their children's memories? How should parents be approaching the importance of memory? This episode digs into our marvelous brain and how our memories impact us.


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    • 31 min
    Season 2, Ep. 1 - Intro to Epigenetics

    Season 2, Ep. 1 - Intro to Epigenetics

    This season is all about unpacking the pressures around modern parenthood. On this episode Shelly interviews Dr. Anne West (Neurobiologist at Duke University) about what Epigenetics is and why it's important. They discuss the impact parents can have on thier children and how nothing we do (good or bad) is set in stone.


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    • 35 min
    The Story of Tiffany Gray: Emotionally-Available

    The Story of Tiffany Gray: Emotionally-Available

    Shelly talks to Tiffany Gray, who has a huge following on Instagram (@thegraygang) where she journals about raising 5 children. Tiffany walks us through where she was before motherhood and her relationship to loosing her freedom in becoming a Mom. Tiffany shares how she built closeness between her daughters and how she stayed open to having more children.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Heng Ou & Jessica Zucker: Post Traumatic Growth

    Heng Ou & Jessica Zucker: Post Traumatic Growth

    Hen Ou (Founder of Motherbees) shares her triumphant story of coming into herself after the birth of her 3rd child following an unexpected separation from her husband to build her beautiful and healing company called Motherbees. A company that offers food delivers for women post partum. Heng’s business centers around healing women in ways that would’ve healed her during her post partum periods. She has also written a cookbook about food to feed mothers postpartum called “The First Forty Days.”

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Domino Kirke & Phyllis Klaus: Healing Trauma (from Birth)

    Domino Kirke & Phyllis Klaus: Healing Trauma (from Birth)

    Shelly talks with Domino Kirke (musician and co-founder of Carriage House Birth) about her transition into motherhood and how it lead her into a career as a birth worker. Domino digs deep into the career of being a birth worker and her journey of how one unlocks trauma and supporting women as a doula (and our children as parents). Before Domino’s story Shelly talks with Phyllis Klaus (LMFT and Co-Founder of DONA) about how to heal trauma from birth (and trauma from anything else).

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Chris Kushner: Healing from Kids

    Chris Kushner: Healing from Kids

    Shelly speaks with Chris Kushner about her story of becoming a mother of her son. Followed by the surprise pregnancy of her daughter that later led to her discovery of breast cancer. It’s a beautiful story of accepting what is in front of you and finding gifts and opportunity. Shelly also talks with Zainy Pirbhai (LMFT), founder of Los Angeles Family Therapy about the healing power that comes from playing with your children.

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    • 1 hr 28 min

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