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.

120: The Grief of Missing Out

In this episode, I'm giving a voice and a name to the experience that Autism moms everywhere have of missing out on parenting experiences we expected and the childhood we imagined for our kids. This is what I'm calling GOMO, the grief of missing out. There are two...

119: How to Stop Worrying (MVP)

For Autism parents everywhere, worry is always a factor. We think we need to worry because it will protect us and our child as we navigate life. However, as necessary as we believe worrying is, it's actually not. Worrying isn't helping you make the best decision for...

118: The Oxygen Mask Fallacy

You've heard the oxygen mask analogy that gets thrown in our faces every time we tell someone (especially someone who doesn't have a child with Autism) that we feel tired, frustrated, or overwhelmed: "Well, you need to put your oxygen mask on first…" I find this...

117: Making the Most of the Summer

I love the summer, but it’s a time I haven’t looked forward to since Ben was diagnosed. Maybe you can relate. The reality is that making the most of the summer looks vastly different for Autism parents versus parents of neurotypical children, but it doesn’t mean you...

116: Picking Your Battles

We've been discussing the topic of boundaries recently on the podcast, and one of the things I hear from Autism moms is that hard and fast rules are tough to implement. We always need to be able to display flexibility and pivot toward what works for our child, and an...

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...

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