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Let's get real, this whole raising tiny humans thing is wild. That is why I created a place where parents, caregivers, teachers, and experts come together to create the modern parenting village. We can support one another on this crazy journey so it doesn't have to be this hard.

Voices of Your Village Seed & Sew

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 200 Ratings

Let's get real, this whole raising tiny humans thing is wild. That is why I created a place where parents, caregivers, teachers, and experts come together to create the modern parenting village. We can support one another on this crazy journey so it doesn't have to be this hard.

    279- How to Create Habits When You're Drained and Overwhelmed with Monica Packer

    279- How to Create Habits When You're Drained and Overwhelmed with Monica Packer

    Welcome back to Voices of Your Village and today Monica Packer and I got to dive into how to create habits when you're drained and overwhelmed. For me, when it comes to habits, it can feel like, okay, I'm going to do this thing and then I go all in on something and then it feels really overwhelming and it doesn't continue. Or I look at it and I'm like, oh, that sounds great and I'm so spent or beyond my bandwidth that I cannot add another thing in. Even if my current system isn't working, that sometimes even accessing the bandwidth for change feels overwhelming and hard. I love that Monica has broken down specific steps, ways to form habits with little time, low support, limited energy, and how we can form supportive habits without being perfect at them. There was so much room in her approach for fluidity for it not to always look the same because we are in different seasons of life at different times and I love that it makes it feel accessible and achievable and really helps with the like perfection side to feel like okay don't have to be perfect at this for it to be helpful or effective. So without further ado, let's dive into how to create habits when you're drained and overwhelmed with Monica Packer. All right, folks, let's dive in.

    Connect with Monica:
    Instagram: instagram.com/aboutprogress
    Website: https://aboutprogress.com/
    Sticky Habit course: aboutprogress.com/stickyhabitmethod
    Podcast: aboutprogress.com/podcast

    Connect with us:
    Instagram: Tiny Humans, Big Emotions (@seed.and.sew)
    Podcast page: Voices of Your Village
    Seed and Sew's Regulation Quiz: Take the Quiz
    Order Tiny Humans, Big Emotions now! 

    Music by: Bensound


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    • 49 min
    278- How to Balance Infant Feeding with Parental Mental Health with Victoria Facelli, IBCLC

    278- How to Balance Infant Feeding with Parental Mental Health with Victoria Facelli, IBCLC

    Hello everyone and welcome back to Voices of Your Village. I get to hang out with Victoria Facelli. She's an IBCLC, is a graduate of the Global Breastfeeding Institute's Lactation Program, and not the kind of lactation consultant who hates formula, which I'm super jazzed about. Right in the intro she said, "this is a book about feeding babies, nothing more, nothing less. It's easy in the early days of parenthood to confuse feeding with parenting." And I love that because I think it's so true and there's so much tied to it. I think we see it with birth and we see it with feeding. And your book that we were just referencing, Feed the Baby: An Inclusive Guide to Nursing, Bottle-Feeding, and Everything In Between, gives families more tools to really be able to navigate this consciously and intentionally. Alright folks, let's dive in.

    Connect with Victoria:
    Instagram: @victoria.facelli.ibclc
    Website: https://www.victoriafacelli.com/
    Order the book: Feed the Baby: An Inclusive Guide to Nursing, Bottle-Feeding, and Everything In Between

    Connect with us:
    Instagram: Tiny Humans, Big Emotions (@seed.and.sew)
    Podcast page: Voices of Your Village
    Seed and Sew's Regulation Quiz: Take the Quiz
    Order Tiny Humans, Big Emotions now! 
    Learn more about Sensory Mismatch: Podcast Episode with Larissa Geleris, OT
    Learn more about Interoception: Podcast Episode with Kelly Mahler, OT

    Music by: Bensound

    This episode is sponsored by/brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/VOICES and get on your way to being your best self.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    277- The Key to Self Control with OT Kelly Mahler

    277- The Key to Self Control with OT Kelly Mahler

    You're listening to Voices of Your Village, and I get to dive in with occupational therapist Kelly Mahler about interoception, which, I would say, is the key to navigating life from a well -being standpoint. Interoception is one of the sensory systems that I think is so often overlooked, and I think it's the cornerstone for mental wellness. It definitely is the cornerstone for accessing self -control. So often we want kids to control their words, control their actions, like, ask for things kindly, all that jazz, and the reality is they can't do that if they don't first have interoceptive awareness, if they aren't aware of what's happening inside their bodies. Kelly is a rad OT who works in this space. I got to pick her brain, and I am so jazzed to bring this to you because I think it also is huge for burnout and overwhelm and that exhaustion that we're often feeling in parenthood and in education. I think this is truly going to be a huge part of the conversation for so much of mental wellness in the next few years. All right, folks, let's dive in. 

    Connect with Kelly:
    Instagram: @kelly_mahler
    Website: https://www.kelly-mahler.com/

    Connect with us:
    Instagram: Tiny Humans, Big Emotions (@seed.and.sew)
    Podcast page: Voices of Your Village
    Seed and Sew's Regulation Quiz: Take the Quiz
    Order Tiny Humans, Big Emotions now! 

    Music by: Bensound

    This episode is sponsored by/brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/VOICES and get on your way to being your best self.
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    • 43 min
    276- How to Navigate Big Feelings in Older Kids and Teens with Casey O’Roarty, M.Ed.

    276- How to Navigate Big Feelings in Older Kids and Teens with Casey O’Roarty, M.Ed.

    You're listening to Voices of Your Village, and today I get to bring you a much requested episode. We get to dive into what this work looks like with older kids and teens, and especially talking about teen anxiety. I got to hang out with one of my favorite humans, Casey O'Roarty. She hosts the Joyful Courage podcast, and her work really focuses on positive discipline in those adolescent years, and all the things that come up in that space. And she truly is a human that I'm like, I'm gonna need you on speed dial, my friend. I just find her approach to this so in alignment with ours with young humans, and that it really does come back to relationship and connection above all else. And when I look forward to those teen years and look ahead, what I really want is to be in relationship with my teenagers. And Casey does such a beautiful job of laying out what does this look like? What's the messiness of it all and how do we navigate it? I'm so jazzed to get to bring this episode to you. All right, folks, let's dive in. 
    Connect with Casey:
    Instagram: @joyful_courage 
    Website: https://www.besproutable.com/teens/
    Order the book: Joyful Courage: Calming the Drama and Taking Control of Your Parenting Journey
    Podcast: Joyful Courage
    Courses: Positive Discipline for Parents of Teens and Tweens
    Facebook group: Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens
    Podcast episode with Rowan: Here 

    Connect with us:
    Instagram: Tiny Humans, Big Emotions (@seed.and.sew)
    Podcast page: Voices of Your Village
    Seed and Sew's Regulation Quiz: Take the Quiz
    Order Tiny Humans, Big Emotions now! 
    Podcast episode with Hunter Clarke-Fields: Here

    Music by: Bensound
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    • 57 min
    275- Why Kindness Matters with Claudia Hammond

    275- Why Kindness Matters with Claudia Hammond

    Welcome back to Voices of Your Village, and today I got to hang out with Claudia Hammond to talk about why kindness matters and how do we teach it. One of the things I've been really into is this difference between being nice and being kind, and what is kindness? How does it play out, not just in early childhood, but then down the road? What effects does it have on our mental health and the longevity of our mental health? I was so enriched by her research that it was really exciting to get to chat with her. She has a book out called The Keys to Kindness, and we got to chat about what it looks like to be kind to toddlers, and how to support tiny humans in building skillsets for kindness. And how do we become kinder to ourselves, to one another? The data are pretty clear that kindness does really matter and so looking at how do we cultivate it and spread it is pretty key. I'm so jazzed to get to share this interview with you. Alright folks, let's dive in. 
    Connect with Claudia:
    Instagram: @claudia_hammond_
    Website: https://claudiahammond.com/
    Order the book: The Keys to Kindness
    Podcasts: All in the Mind (many others on her website!)

    Connect with us:
    Instagram: Tiny Humans, Big Emotions (@seed.and.sew)
    Podcast page: Voices of Your Village
    Seed and Sew's Regulation Quiz: Take the Quiz
    Order Tiny Humans, Big Emotions now! 

    Music by: Bensound
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    • 45 min
    274- Sneak Peek: Seed Teacher Summit

    274- Sneak Peek: Seed Teacher Summit

    Y 'all I am so jazzed to share today's special episode with you. It's a sneak peek from our 2024 Seed Teacher Summit coming at you March 12th to the 14th. We are so grateful to have a brand new batch of incredible speakers this year and so many essential topics like Playful Transitions, Why Play Matters for Neurodivergent Learners, and of course How to Manage a Classroom Full of Spitters. This is going to be a compilation episode with little snippets from a handful of the interviews just to give you a taste of what's to come. The summit is free, F-R-E-E, free to watch so please share it with any educators, administrators or fellow caregivers in your life who would benefit from learning more about supporting teachers and kids with the resources they need to thrive. We are all in this thing together and it fills my cup to be able to hand over high quality professional development and learning opportunities completely for free. Head on over to seedandsow.org/summit to register. That's seedandsow.org/summit. All right folks, Let's dive in. 

    Connect with the presenters featured today:
    Finn Menzies
    Susie Allison
    Mr. Chazz Lewis
    Katie Crosby, OT
    Jasmine Bradshaw
    Clementine Foxglove


    Connect with us:
    Register for the Summit! https://www.seedandsew.org/summit
    Instagram: Tiny Humans, Big Emotions (@seed.and.sew)
    Podcast page: Voices of Your Village
    Seed and Sew's Regulation Quiz: Take the Quiz
    Order Tiny Humans, Big Emotions now! 

    Music by: Bensound
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    • 38 min

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