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So far Jody Warshawsky has created 56 blog entries.
2 04, 2020
  • 042 | Getting Through This Crisis

042 | Getting Through This Crisis

By |2020-04-02T08:30:39-07:00April 2nd, 2020|

This episode is about the seasons of life. I love this topic because I feel like when we are in certain seasons of our life, we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you are raising a child with special needs or laid off from your job because of the coronavirus, or your parents are sick, or anything else that goes wrong, what I’ve found from experience is that the more we lean into those seasons READ MORE

26 03, 2020
  • 041| Corona Virus and Why We’ll Be Okay

041| Corona Virus and Why We’ll Be Okay

By |2020-03-28T00:40:58-07:00March 26th, 2020|

We are in the middle of a pandemic. I didn't even know what the word pandemic meant and now I'm hearing the word every single day. Our lives are changing, and everything is going through a massive shift for every single one of us. We are all experiencing the same kind of traumatic shift in our lives and it's a really good time to take a step back and look at the picture as a whole and try to find READ MORE

11 03, 2020
  • 040 | How Music Improves Social Communication and Auditory Processing Disorder – with Julianne Hartley

040 | How Music Improves Social Communication and Auditory Processing Disorder – with Julianne Hartley

By |2020-03-12T13:05:21-07:00March 11th, 2020|

I am SO excited about today’s episode because I am speaking with Julieann Hartley, also known as Miss Julieann, who is a board-certified neurologic music therapist. She works with a variety of populations but is most known for her work with NICU infants recovering from NAS (neonatal abstinence syndrome), children and adults on the autism spectrum, children and adults recovering from neurological diseases, trauma and TBIs. Her album, Therapeutic Songs for Kids won a 2019 Parents' Choice Award and is READ MORE

5 03, 2020
  • 039 | What Severe Non-Verbal Autism Really Looks Like with Brittney Crabtree

039 | What Severe Non-Verbal Autism Really Looks Like with Brittney Crabtree

By |2020-03-05T17:42:35-08:00March 5th, 2020|

I am so excited to have Brittney Crabtree on my podcast today to share her story. So many of us are scared when you think about getting an autism diagnosis. It feels like we're alone on an island and no one could possibly understand. Brittney is the mother of 4, 2 of which have autism. Brittney was one of the first moms I met after Remy was diagnosed with autism who had walked the walk. Her story is one that needs READ MORE

26 02, 2020
  • 038 | Raising Teenagers and How I’ve Been Handling It

038 | Raising Teenagers and How I’ve Been Handling It

By |2020-02-26T09:58:53-08:00February 26th, 2020|

So, today's episode is going to be a little bit different. Typically we talk about special needs parenting, but in this episode, I am going to be more focused on the topic of parenting teenagers. If you follow me on social media at all, then you probably have seen the post that has been shared by everybody about my son who went missing. I will be explaining the story and opening up the conversation about parenting teenagers, the things they READ MORE

17 02, 2020
  • 037 | How to Be an Advocate For Your Child pt. 1- with Zach Warshawsky

037 | How to Be an Advocate For Your Child pt. 1- with Zach Warshawsky

By |2020-02-18T12:43:22-08:00February 17th, 2020|

We are talking all about advocating for your special needs child. When we have a child with special needs, pretty quickly we realize that they require a lot more services than we can provide. One of the biggest things that we have struggled with and learned to overcome is being an advocate for Remy. I am so excited because I have my amazing, wonderful husband Zach joining me today on the podcast. Together we have been able to build an READ MORE

11 02, 2020
  • 036| How To Stop Comparing Ourselves To Others

036| How To Stop Comparing Ourselves To Others

By |2020-02-11T20:46:49-08:00February 11th, 2020|

Today we are talking about comparison. When there is something that isn't working in our life or when we see an area of need, it's natural to want to make it better. If your kid is struggling because they aren’t speaking yet, it's natural for you to want them to. There’s nothing wrong with that because it's what makes us human. The problem is when you start comparing yourself to someone else, and that makes you feel bad. I am READ MORE

28 01, 2020
  • 035 | Why Don’t You Want People to Know He Has Autism?

035 | Why Don’t You Want People to Know He Has Autism?

By |2020-01-31T11:23:54-08:00January 28th, 2020|

When we get an autism diagnosis, it comes with a lot of fear. It comes with a whole heap of scary unknown futures. One VERY common thing that a LOT of us do is keep quiet about the struggles our kids have. Whether that be mental health issues, disorders, diseases, etc. I am so excited to do this episode because I know this topic is something a lot of people struggle with. So, hopefully, if you are struggling with talking READ MORE

21 01, 2020
  • 034 | How to Accept the Unacceptable – Acceptance Part 2

034 | How to Accept the Unacceptable – Acceptance Part 2

By |2020-01-24T18:19:50-08:00January 21st, 2020|

In the last episode, I talked about how having four kids, one with autism and epilepsy, made me have a downward spiral into complete depression, sadness and grief. I was able to turn that around to being someone who embraces my daughter’s autism and epilepsy. After I accepted it, things didn’t become easy, but the load became so much lighter. In this episode, I want to help break down how to get from the point of being miserable and overwhelmed READ MORE

13 01, 2020
  • 033 | Acceptance and What Gets In Our Way

033 | Acceptance and What Gets In Our Way

By |2020-01-24T18:10:59-08:00January 13th, 2020|

Today I am talking about acceptance. Accepting your child’s diagnosis, whether they have autism, epilepsy, special needs, whatever it is, we are talking about it all. We all think we accept our kids. They’re our kids, we love them, of course, we accept them. But if they have autism and you can’t wrap your brain around it, or try desperately to figure out why it happened, what you did to deserve this, or how to fix them, chances are you READ MORE