Join Valerie and her partner Nathan as they explore the ups and downs of parenting beginning with having 4 children in 7 years while Nathan was away at med school and residency and then on to the present where they are making sense of the wild world of adult child parenting. Lessons learned, mistakes made, and lots of laughs and sighs as they process how burnout in parenting is almost a given.
Join Valerie and colleague Dr. Todd Frye in a continuation of their conversation about parenting, love, shame resilience, and how Valerie’s family grew enormously from their experience working with their daughter through her eating disorder. Want to feel like being a messy, imperfect familyis normal and even the best path to learning all that we are here on earth to learn? Then listen to this story!
Join Valerie and fellow therapist and perinatal specialist Heidi McBain in a conversation about the work that Heidi does in helping women from conception through the postpartum period. This period can include miscarriage, heightened anxiety, depression, and support around the multitude of challenges that come with a transition into motherhood.
Join Val and co-host Todd in their post-interview conversation about the tough task of parenting adolescents and emerging adult children. Topics include offering children enough autonomy to choose their own journey while also scaffolding them with values that their children will hopefully learn to espouse for themselves. An either way, the most important message: love is unconditional.