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Amy Zuniga is a mom of a 2 year old and a 4 year old. She leads the Mommy Mixers at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas (Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am). She has a counseling degree and teaches many of the new mom classes at the hospital. I am a mom of a 20-month old. I attend the toddler mommy mixer group. I’m also a board certified music therapist with over 20 years of experience working with children and their families.
Together, we meet once a month on The Music Therapy Show to discuss any topic that relates to parenting. Call in with questions or comments on Friday, April 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm Central to 646-652-2850 or contact me with your questions.
Some of the first ways we learn about relationship dynamics are observing the relationships we grew up seeing, like the ones of our parents or guardians. Many times, we tend to believe our parent’s relationships or the relationship we had with them should be the outline of what a relationship should be and often times we end up mirroring similar qualities in our own romantic relationships. After all, learning starts at home, right? While it’s the norm to hear that women have daddy issues and men have mommy issues that is not always the case. Both men and women can have issues with both parents instead of one over the other. Negative relationships with a man and his father can impact him greatly as do a woman and her mother. For example, if a man didn’t have his father around to teach him how to be a man or if he grew up in a household watching his father abuse his mom, he may think physical abuse is a way to show ‘love’. So the issue remains, if a woman or man has mommy or daddy issues---can that delay them from finding ‘the one’? Men, if you found out your lady or woman of interest showed signs of having mommy-daddy issues will you continue to pursue her? But, if you truly found ‘the one’ and they had mommy-daddy issues wouldn’t you overlook it? Realistically, we all come with baggage; it’s finding ‘the one’ who is worth being with and how serious their baggage can impact your relationship. Find out what After Hourz have to say about parental issues and relationships! We want to hear from you! Listen! Call in! Share!
Tune in to meet the self-proclaimed (and kid approved) Messy Mommy. She will share the story of coming to realize that she was truly a "messy mommy" and what (if anything) she is doing about it. After she shares her story, she will tell you what gave her the idea to go public with "Messy Mommy" and what you can look forward to from her in the future.
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What's the best way to separate yourself apart from the competition? Be Creative! It's easy to fall into the traps you set for yourself and lose the most important asset your have, creativity! Too often people don't even realize they have this form of tunnel vision. It is very important to focus on the small things in business. It's also important to know where you are in your life and to do what is necessary to be happy and productive, but are you looking so closely at the small things that you lose focus on the big picture? As business owners we must focus on our customers and put their needs before our own. Finding ways to solve their problems and overcoming our own limitations is a gateway to success! Your questions and comments are what will make this show great!
Should every mom and dad celebrate mother's day or fathers day? Well The Controversial Counselor has a check list on why some folks should sleep through these commercialized days. 1. If your kids are with their grandparents every weekend because you are getting turnted up, no good. 2. If you have been on welfare all your life and have not made changes to better yourself, no good. 3. If your kids been exposed to Pooky, Remy, Tyrone and Jerome, no good. 4. If your kids meals consists of hot pockets and banquet dinners, no good. 5. If you are still plowing all your baby daddy's for child support, no good 6. . If you are a Father who has all the Jordan's, Lebron's and KD's sneakers and your children are wearing Pro Wings- NO GOOD. 7. If you are a Father who has tint and rims on a 1999 Minivan and your children's mom is getting around with her all zone bus pass- NO GOOD 8. If your children's mother take you downtown for Child support and you quit your job the following day to avoid paying support. NO GOOD 9.. If you just start dating someone else and you have pictures posted all over FB and Instagram of you and her children on family vacation and you have not seen your children in 6 months-NO GOOD. 10.. If you have been locked up for 7 yrs and you get out and never purchase 10 yr old Rayquan anything for his birthday because you are upset because he never sent you anything on Fathers Day or your birthday- NO GOOD.
Amy Zuniga will join me today for Mommy Support Group. Call in or contact me through www.heartbeatmusictherapy.net to ask questions. This group is for all parents of all children of all ages and abilities. We'll answer your questions first and then if there's time left, we'll cover picky eating and other eating challenges.
Elizabeth M. Christy lives in Northern Virginia with her husband James, son Jimmy (5), and daughter Lucy (newborn). She is the best-selling author of the children’s book "Why Does Mommy Hurt? Helping Children Cope with having a Caregiver with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, or Autoimmune Disease," and blogs on parentswithpain.com and potomacfallsmama.blogspot.ca. Additionally, she works as a Systems Integrator for TASC. In addition to basic survival, Elizabeth enjoys writing, sewing (especially in straight lines!), and reading good memoirs.
“Why Does Mommy Hurt?” is a great resource to talk to children about chronic pain and illness. On this episode, we'll discuss the guilt and shame many parents suffering from chronic pain feel about their parenting. The fact is that parents with chronic pain or illness can be just as awesome as “normal” parents when it comes to raising kids, and if you love your kids, that’s all that matters. We may not be able to walk a mile to the playground, cook a 7-course organic meal from scratch, or volunteer on a field trip to the amusement park, but that’s not what really matters. If you love your kids, you will find your own way, and your kids will know it. Also, many parents in this situation feel very alone, especially when first diagnosed. There are millions of families out there in the same situation, you are not alone, and you have support out there waiting for you!
Living in the south, with all its charms, traditions and iconography does not offer access into certain aspects of her history, especially when that history involves discussions around the Civil War and the Confederacy. The inability to rake through the smoldering ashes of a war fought 150 years ago, allows for a one-sided narrative that sometimes misrepresents the causes for war, the people - enslaved and free - who lived through the war and and its aftermath. Although it is a necessary, and some might add, long overdue undertaking, it is also anxiety ridden, especially within the black community.
How can parents of color approach this subject and explain to their children a war fought over, among other things, a system of that relegated their ancestors to permanent servitude?
Today, the Mommy Chronicles is on site as the Alabama State University Department of History and Political Science explores those issues by examining the Civil War history at its first Confederate Memorial Day "Mini" Conference.
8:11 - Type 4 mom asks if being a grumpy mom is a Type 4 thing
24:41 - Mom asks if grief can affect a baby in the womb.
26:53 - Type 3 mom asks how to know if she should quit her job to stay home with new baby.
31:35 - Tips for handling guilt for each Type
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Amy Zuniga runs the Mommy Mixers at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas TX. She is joining me to discuss support for new moms--why it's important, how to connect with other moms, where to find support, and other topics. I'll discuss some ways that I use music as mommy support. We'll even take questions if you want to call in. This will become a monthly series, too, so that we can provide ongoing support for other moms.
Tune in Monday, March 3rd @ 12 Noon Eastern as host and business success coach, Trina Newby interviews featured guest, Teresa Wright Johnson, Special Needs Advocate and founder of Mommy Care, Inc., a company that helps moms balance parenting and life.
She is also creator of Making Money Out of the Box, a workshop that teaches moms how to make supplemental or full-time income from the comfort of their own home and on their own schedule.
Know as "The queen of balance", she has worked at places like Parent to Parent of GA, DFACS, Georgia State University, SCIES Program, Women About Biz, Mocha Moms and more.
She is now using her energy to travel the U.S speaking and encouraging women to step forward and pursue their dreams. When she is not speaking she is advocating for and mentoring parents with Special Needs Children.
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