The Parent Pod: Managing Maternal Mental Health with Christine Michele Carter

The Parent Pod: Managing Maternal Mental Health with
Christine Michele Carter

Episode Information

In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are discussing Maternal Mental Health with Christine Michel Carter.

Featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post, Christine Michel Carter is the #1 global voice for working moms. She has been called a “working mom who’s changing the world,” “the mom of mom influencers,” “the exec inspiring millennial moms,” and “the voice of millennial moms.”

Christine is also the associate editor for ModernMom and contributes to ForbesWomen as a senior contributor. Christine clarifies misconceptions about working mom consumers for brands and serves as an amplifier of their personal truths. From delivering consumer insights and brand marketing content to helping HR and diversity teams attract and retain these hardworking professionals, Christine works with advertising agencies, research firms, and companies to ensure they’re at the forefront of the minds of female consumers.

A down-to-Earth speaker and media analyst, Christine has spoken at Create & Cultivate, Mom 2.0, BlogHer, and a number of other conferences. Her insights have been included by other authors in their books. Christine’s own bestselling children’s book Can Mommy Go To Work? was ranked as an “empowering book” and a “life-changing book to guide feminist parenting.” Her book MOM AF is a sister circle in a book, inspired both by Carter’s life and her published articles.

She has interviewed a number of celebrity moms, including Tamera Mowry, Kristin Cavallari, and La La Anthony, and also partnered with brands such as 23andMe, AARP, ALDI, Brahmin, Chicco, Goodwill, Orgain, Hungryroot, OtterBox, Suja Juice and Therapedic as a social media influencer. She has also leveraged her verified digital presence and mom network to bring awareness to the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, #YearoftheMother, and Black Maternal Health Week. Christine has also supported Senator Kamala Harris, the Department of Labor, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on maternal and childcare-related issues.

The creator of Mompreneur and Me®, Christine has introduced the first national free mommy and me professional development networking event that has garnered the attention of Adweek and Entrepreneur as well as global brands like McDonald’s and the University of Phoenix.

Connect with Christine online at

http://christinemichelcarter.com/

Connect with Christine on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/cmichelcarter/

Purchase Her Book At

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734122706.

About

The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

 www.gymboreeclasses.com

The Parent Pod: Navigating Maternal Depression with Jennifer Schwartz of Motherhood Understood

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are discussing Maternal Mental Health with Jennifer Schwartz of Motherhood Understood.

Jen Schwartz, also known as “the medicated mommy,” is the founder and CEO of Motherhood Understood, a platform, community, and story-sharing hub for women affected by pregnancy and postpartum mental health issues that she created after surviving postpartum depression and anxiety with the birth of her son, and realizing just how many mothers suffer in silence like she did. She built Motherhood Understood to provide women and their families with education, resources, connection, and support so that no mother has to experience a mental health illness in isolation and all mothers get the help they need to feel well and have the motherhood experience they deserve.

Jen is a professional speaker, writer, moderator, consultant, spokesperson, and thought-leader committed to shining the light on the darkest of places, where maternal mental health taboos have been hiding out, trying to make mothers believe they are not enough and all alone. In addition to running Motherhood Understood, a highly-engaged community of over 70,000 women, Jen writes a monthly column for Thrive Global, and her work and expert commentary can be found all over the mommy blogosphere and on popular websites such as Forbes, Healthline, The Mighty, Romper, Motherly, The Bump, Happiest Baby, and more. Connect with Jen on Instagram and get your free copy of her guide, The Mother’s Manual For Postpartum Mental Health.

Connect with Jennifer online at

https://www.motherhood-understood.com/

About

The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

 www.gymboreeclasses.com

The Parent Pod: Calm Confident Parenting with Adrienne Bishop

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are talking to Adrienne Bishop about how to stay calm and confident while dealing with the ups and downs of parenting in day-to-day life.

Adrienne Bishop is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Life Coach who specializes in helping overwhelmed parents to be calmer, more confident and effective in their parenting so they can create a family that is connected and a life that they love.  

Her Book Recomendations are:

Positive Discipline: The first three years

Positive Discipline: Preschoolers

The Conscious Parent

The Gift of Failure

The Whole Brain Child

The Yes Brain

No Drama Discipline

Connect with Adrienne in her Facebook Group at

https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentparenting/

About

The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

 www.gymboreeclasses.com

The Parent Pod: Minimalist Motherhood with Diane Boden

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are discussing the art of Minimalism and how parents can bring minimalist values into their day-to-day life.

Diane Boden is the voice behind the top-rated podcast, the Minimalist Moms, where she spreads her ideas and interviews others in regards to living a life in the pursuit of less. Her goal is simply: think more and do with less. Diane has been featured on Minimal-ish Podcast, The Pure Nurture Podcast, The 29 Minute Mom and many others. She was featured in 614Magazine in August 2019. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and three children.

Connect with Diane on Instagram

  1. @minimalistmomspodcast
  2. https://www.instagram.com/minimalistmomspodcast/?hl=en

About 

The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

  1.  www.gymboreeclasses.com

Purchase Bubble Ooodles Online:

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The Parent Pod: Managing Big Emotions with Rachel Bailey

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Episode Information

This week we’re speaking to Rachel Bailey about strategies for parents who are raising kids with BIG EMOTIONS. 

Rachel Bailey is a Parenting Specialist who has been serving families for over a decade. Besides being a mother of two, she also has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, a certification in Positive Discipline, and has provided services as an ADHD Coach, in-home mentor, and therapist. Currently, Rachel teaches parents practical, longterm tools for raising responsible, resilient, confident children… while reducing the stress and guilt in parents’ lives.

More about Rachel

  1. http://rachel-bailey.com/
  2. https://www.latest.facebook.com/RachelBaileyParenting/

Additional Reading about BIG EMOTIONS

  1. The 6 Types of Basic Emotions and Their Effect on Human Behavior
  2. Dealing with Big Feelings – Teaching Kids How to Self-Regulate
  3. Managing Anger and Other Big Emotions

About 

The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

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The Parent Pod: Successful Parenting Strategies with Child Mental Health Counselor & Psychologist Jennifer Szeghi

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In this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast, we are speaking to Parent Coach Jennifer Szeghi.

Jennifer Szeghi is a mother, a parent coach/coordinator, and the founder of Successful Parenting. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2002, she started two positions to gain more experience with children and adolescents who have behavioral and emotional problems.  As a residential manager at Hamilton County Juvenile Court-Hillcrest Detention Center, she was responsible for twelve juvenile male offenders. 

By 2005, she started a position at Child Focus as an Outpatient Mental Health Therapist for children and adolescents, with adjustment disorder, anxiety disorders, behavior disorders, and mood disorders. 

In 2016, she completed the training: Basic Mediation, Domestic Abuse Issues, Specialized Family/Divorce Mediation, Parent Coordinator, and Advanced Parent Coordinator from the Ohio Supreme Court.  These training sessions have allowed her to add the service of parent coordinating services to co-parents who struggle with continued conflict.

She holds a Graduate Certificate in Children and Adolescent Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Additional Reading about Successful Parenting Strategies & Jennifer Szeghi

  1. https://successfulparentingllc.com/
  2. https://www.latest.facebook.com/RachelBaileyParenting/

About 

The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

  1.  www.gymboreeclasses.com

Purchase Bubble Ooodles Online:

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The Parent Pod: Quickchat with Gymboree Play & Music Programming Manager Maura Geizer

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On this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast we are speaking to Maura Geizer, Assistant Manager of Curriculum Development and Training, who is also affectionately known as teacher Maura, about her role at Gymboree Play & Music and her perspective on how to help your baby achieve their milestones with your assistance.

Maura Geiszler is the Assistant Manager of Curriculum Development and Training. She has been teaching classes at our Bay Area corporate locations for over 8 years, and is still playing strong! Maura has a proficient background in music and loves sharing her passion for singing, moving and growing young minds. When she’s not playing or teaching, she’s exploring the Santa Cruz coast or singing with her cover band.

About 

The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

  1.  www.gymboreeclasses.com

Purchase Bubble Ooodles Online:

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The Parent Pod: Quickchat with Gymboree Play & Music Programming Manager Cassie Wichelhaus

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Episode Information

On this week’s episode of the Parent Pod Podcast we are speaking to Cassie Wichelhaus, Manager of Curriculum Development and Training, who is also affectionately known as teacher Cassie, about her role at Gymboree Play & Music and her perspective on how to help your baby achieve their milestones with your assistance.

Cassie Hollmann is the Manager of Curriculum Development and Training at Gymboree Play & Music, she loves sharing her passion for play and early childhood development when she’s not playing or teaching she’s taking her dog for a walk and doing yoga at home.

About 

The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

Visit us online:

  1.  www.gymboreeclasses.com

Purchase Bubble Ooodles Online:

  1. Purchase Here