Podcasts

Welcome! I created these podcasts to give you useful insights and strategies from my Be the Solid Object 1:1 coaching framework. Thank you for listening! Contact me if you want to know more.

115: Boundaries Are Not Mean

When I speak about the best ways to avoid burnout as an Autism parent, boundaries are always part of the conversation. However, too many moms think of boundaries as mean, like a reactionary consequence of somebody doing something that you don't want them to do. But...

114: Respite Resistance

There are some very real constraints that prevent parents and caregivers from taking proper respite. However, respite resistance is the reluctance or refusal from caregivers to take a break, even when the ability to take some time away is an available option. I see...

113: Parental PTSD (Part 2)

Last week, we dug into the reality of parental PTSD and how it plays out in our lives as parents of children with Autism. This week, I’m here to share my personal journey and some of the strategies that have been the most effective in managing my own experience of...

112: Parental PTSD (Part 1)

You may not realize how big of a role post-traumatic stress disorder is playing in your life as an Autism parent. But trust me, it’s there. PTSD can occur from a single event, or ongoing chronic stress, whether that’s living in a war zone or taking your child with...

111: Negativity Bias (MVP)

As we all know, meltdowns are far from a pleasant experience. That said, they’re usually not as bad as we make them out to be. In our minds, the sky is falling, nothing is working, and life is unfair. This is how our human brains work, and for a good reason. If you...

110: What No One Tells You (Part 2)

I received an overwhelming response to last week’s episode all about what no one tells you about raising a child with Autism. Many of you contacted me detailing your own experiences, so I decided to give voice to these experiences so you can see clearer than ever that...

109: What No One Tells You

Yesterday was World Autism Awareness Day, and of course, as Autism parents, we’re plenty aware of what the Autism diagnosis entails. However, I most certainly didn’t understand the full reality of what it’s like raising a child with special needs, and my guess is you...

108: IEP Refresh

With my three-day IEP Bootcamp coming up, it’s time for an IEP refresh. As the parent of a child with Autism, you’ll inevitably come to an IEP (Individualized Education Program) table on this journey. This can be an intimidating place to be. So, how do you support...

107: Reality Check

This week's episode will be a little different from past shows. I'm giving you an update on what's going on in my world, sharing my story of giving myself a reality check when I needed it most. This month marks one year since I enrolled my son in what I thought would...

106: ASD Mom Big 3: Burnout

Burnout is a huge part of the Autism mom experience. But have you ever considered that you could be adding to your own burnout? You can carve out time and space for yourself, and I’m showing you how to do exactly that on today’s show. I regularly talk to moms who feel...

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