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So far Jody Warshawsky has created 77 blog entries.
3 09, 2020
  • 063 |(Q&A) How Do You Balance Work, Family, and Self-Care as a Special Needs Mom?

063 |(Q&A) How Do You Balance Work, Family, and Self-Care as a Special Needs Mom?

By |2020-09-03T09:58:29-07:00September 3rd, 2020|

What This Episode is About In this episode, it's going to be a little different. I have had the idea of adding a second episode a week. I get a lot of questions from people, a lot of questions that are really really good and important to me and to the special needs community, so I really want to discuss them with all of you. In this episode, and for future Q&A's, I am just going to answer questions. YOUR READ MORE

26 08, 2020
  • 062 | How to Get to a Place of Acceptance – with Jody Warshawsky

062 | How to Get to a Place of Acceptance – with Jody Warshawsky

By |2020-08-27T07:59:41-07:00August 26th, 2020|

Why I am Still Talking About Acceptance  This is my favorite episode, even though I recorded it more than two years ago and it took me about four or five months before I even decided to publish it. I had recorded a bunch of episodes and I never ever told anybody that I had started a podcast. I had thirty downloads for all eight episodes and I was so nervous and so excited. Now it has been a couple years, READ MORE

23 08, 2020
  • 061 | Depression and Feeling Hopeless – with Jody Warshawsky

061 | Depression and Feeling Hopeless – with Jody Warshawsky

By |2020-08-24T11:44:33-07:00August 23rd, 2020|

Grieving The Child You Thought You Would Have  The reason why I started this podcast is because I had such a radical transformation after grieving the child I thought I was going to have with my daughter Remy. I struggled and I felt alone. I didn’t know how I was going to be the kind of mother that Remy needed, and I didn't understand why she had special needs. How could God do this to a child? Why did God READ MORE

19 08, 2020
  • 060 | I’ll Do Anything to Change My Child’s Diagnosis – with Jody Warshawsky

060 | I’ll Do Anything to Change My Child’s Diagnosis – with Jody Warshawsky

By |2020-08-19T09:44:27-07:00August 19th, 2020|

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Bargaining  I am really excited about today's episode. I know I say that a lot, but I mean it every time. This is a previously recorded episode and it's one of the first ones I've ever done. Today’s topic is ALL about bargaining. The word bargaining is confusing for a lot of people and whenever we talk about the stages of grief, we don't even know what it really is and want to move onto the READ MORE

16 08, 2020
  • 059 | How Anger Shows Up In Special Needs Parenting – With Jody Warshawsky

059 | How Anger Shows Up In Special Needs Parenting – With Jody Warshawsky

By |2020-08-17T10:02:25-07:00August 16th, 2020|

Why Acceptance is Necessary This episode is a heavy topic, but I am really excited about it. It is a previously recorded episode and it's one of the first one I've ever done. I wanted to play it because the discussion of the stages of grief still rings true for any mom or any parent who is still processing through a diagnosis for their child. If we don't process through it, the whole journey is nothing but pain, struggle, and READ MORE

13 08, 2020
  • 058 | Denial and How It Plays a Role in Special Needs Parenting – with Jody Warshawsky

058 | Denial and How It Plays a Role in Special Needs Parenting – with Jody Warshawsky

By |2020-08-13T11:25:55-07:00August 13th, 2020|

Why This Episode is Important This episode is one of the most important episodes of this entire podcast. What I know now is that when you are raising a child with special needs, there is a part of you that has to die. And I know that sounds a little crazy, but what I mean is that raising a child with special needs requires you to change. It requires you to be a better version of yourself. Through change comes READ MORE

7 08, 2020
  • 057 | Depression and Why You Aren’t Alone – with Jody Warshawsky

057 | Depression and Why You Aren’t Alone – with Jody Warshawsky

By |2020-08-07T09:13:09-07:00August 7th, 2020|

This topic is not comfortable to talk about. It's something I've gone back and forth with deciding if I wanted to talk about for a while, but I know how important it is to have this discussion. I am currently in the middle of a season of depression. And I just want to start out by saying, I am not a doctor or a psychologist or a counselor. I am a mom of four kids, and one of them has READ MORE

30 07, 2020
  • 056 | How Hope Can Help You Process an Autism Diagnosis – with Sherilyn Toro

056 | How Hope Can Help You Process an Autism Diagnosis – with Sherilyn Toro

By |2020-07-30T11:14:37-07:00July 30th, 2020|

Sherilyn Toro is an amazing mama to two kids. Her daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was ten years old, and her son Gabe wasn’t medically diagnosed with autism until recently, but they have known about it since he was a toddler. She is so incredible and openly shares about her hopes and fears surrounding her son’s diagnosis, how important Early Intervention was to his growth, her grieving process, how it has affected her marriage, and what READ MORE

22 07, 2020
  • 055 | Homeschooling With an AAC Device – with Heather Cadenhead

055 | Homeschooling With an AAC Device – with Heather Cadenhead

By |2020-07-23T09:28:05-07:00July 22nd, 2020|

Today I am talking with Heather Cadenhead, who is the mama of two boys. Her oldest son Milo is 8 years old, nonverbal, and on the autism spectrum. Heather and her family have been on the autism journey for a few years now. She talks about finding resources for her son, getting a diagnosis, learning how to implement an AAC device into his communication, and how she came to the decision of homeschooling her two son’s everyday.  How The Diagnosis READ MORE

15 07, 2020
  • 054 | Grief, Acceptance, and Processing Special Needs Parenting – with Jody Warshawsky

054 | Grief, Acceptance, and Processing Special Needs Parenting – with Jody Warshawsky

By |2020-07-16T08:22:25-07:00July 15th, 2020|

This is a very different episode then the ones I’ve done in the past, so you will have to bear with me. I have had a lot on my mind and I wanted to share that with you. I feel like there is a lot of stuff going on in my life and it really ties in to special needs parenting. I have gotten clarity about why I am even here, doing this podcast, and why I have such a READ MORE