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  • 00:27

    Ep 1: What is an Indie Parent?

    in Entrepreneur

    What is an Indie Parent?


    Indie Parents are moms and dads who are self-employed, entrepreneurs, followers of passions and require a flexible lifestyle.


    In this episode, Amy Bellgardt and Desiree Fawn discuss the definition of an Indie Parent as well as share their personal stories and journeys that lead them to this unique lifestyle.


    Join us every Tuesday night at 9pm ET for a new show! Also, check out the following



    Subscribe to The Indie Parent Show
    Join our Facebook Group
    Visit Mom Spark (Amy's blog)
    Visit So Fawned Lifestyle (Des' blog)

  • 01:01

    Being A Single Parent

    in Radio

    Happy Inspirational Monday to you! The Erica Q. Cooper Show will discuss Being A Single Parent. Our guest today is Shirelle Brown. Shirelle Brown is a part-time freelance writer and a full-time mother, and is currently employed as a full-time government employee, who was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She spends most of her down time reading and people watching, which is what led her to pursue her dreams of becoming a psychologist in which so far she has earned a BS in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. However, since discovering so many other passions, such as Philanthropy, she plans to start a non-profit organization that caters to hard working single mothers like herself who are striving for greatness but just needs a little help when times get hard, or nudge of encouragement in order to keep moving forward, or education on how to go against all odds and properly raise a child in today’s society. Shirelle has always had an embedded passion for writing ever since the 5th grade where she won an oratory contest and has a plethora of poems and short stories that she’s written over the years.  Thanks to her daughter’s passion of writing, who also went on to win an oratory contest at her school, Shirelle decided to resurrect those old passions by finishing her book and publishing it to make another deferred dream a new reality and just so her children will witness first hand that anything is possible when you believe and it is never too late to achieve your dreams. This eBook, The Single Mother (Stress Less and Thrive) is scheduled to be bound and printed by the Fall of 2014 in which a book signing event will be announced. Be sure to befriend Shirelle on Facebook, LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter to stay updated on her latest book releases and events. Also stay tuned for the release of her new eBook that will be complete by Winter 2014.

  • 00:59

    Parent Talk Live: Black Males and Dyslexia

    in Education

    Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discusses Black Males and Dyslexia with his guest Shawn Anthony Robinson.  


    BIO:  Shawn Anthony Robinson, M.Ed, is a doctoral candidate at Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the Literacy and Language program. His concentration is on giftedness and dyslexia. Robinson brings a wealth of academic experience, training and knowledge about the psychological development of dyslexia, especially among Black males who have not tapped into their gifts because of their misdiagnosis and inability to read or spell. He is an emerging national speaker, and one of few scholars in the United States with a research focus on the scholarship, theory and literature addressing theoretical or psychological frameworks investigating twice-exceptional Black males who have dyslexia.


    Practitioners working with gifted Black males with dyslexia must understand how these students navigate educational systems, understand their unique learning styles, and how they construct knowledge through different sociocultural experiences, which are associated with their self-perception, self-esteem and sense of identity.


     

  • 01:13

    Family Values with Kristin Michelle "I'm a Married Single Parent"

    in Self Help

    Traveling for work...working two jobs...going to school...or just plain trifling! The world we live in has so many reasons why married couples are spending more time apart than together. This becomes an even greater challenge when children are in the mix. Join us as we talk with "The Stiletto Mom" Neneh Diallo about her views on married single parenting and how to maintain your marriage and your sanity through it all!

  • 01:30

    So what is EMDR & how does it help Single Parent Families?

    in Family

    Come join us with our guest Phoebe Kessler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a mental health clinician in learning how to use EMDR to help Single Parent families to alleviate the deep seated challenges from the past! Yes, you can eliminate those triggers that keep coming up and messing with your life.

  • 00:49

    Parent Talk Live: Understanding The Facts About Becoming College Walk-On Student

    in Education

    Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discussed the challenges, risk and benefits for the student athlete that decides to become a college walk-on with with Rick Allen, Founder and CEO Informed Athlete (IA). 


    BIO:
    Rick Allen  was one of the first full time NCAA compliance directors in the country.  He worked on-campus at two major Division I universities for over 25 years before transitioning to consulting with athletic departments around the country. Because of his many years of hands-on experience working with and interpreting the NCAA rules, he has a thorough understanding of how they work, how they are implemented, and how they overlap.  He explains the rules in a way that helps parents and athletes thoroughly understand what the rules mean and how they apply to their unique situation.


    His credentials include:
     



    25+ years experience working directly with NCAA compliance rules and procedures at two major DI Universities.
    Current member, past President and board member of National Association for Athletic Compliance.
    Conducts compliance reviews at athletic departments of NCAA member institutions throughout the U.S.
    Consults with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership.
    Consults on compliance rules and issues with private companies who provide services to athletes and/or NCAA member institutions throughout the U.S.
    Stays current with NCAA, NAIA, and NCJAA recruiting, eligibility, scholarship, and transfer trends, practices, and rules.


     

  • 02:00

    Is There Truly a Difference in Adults Raised in Single vs Two Parent Homes?

    in Romance

    It is some thing we hear about often. And it is usually considered to be a beneficial concept. Many, if not most, of us value and possibly use it as a criteria for picking their respective mates. But is this an overblown philosophy or way of thinking? Is the merit to this notion of children raised with both of their parents, and or even in healthy two parent homes, are make for more healthy mates in adult relationships?


    Do people raised in single parent homes have unrealistic expectations of how their mate(s) and relationships are suppose to be? Do they have a lack of patience when their respective expectations are not lived up to? Are you able to tell if a person (specifically a woman) was raised without their father immediately? Does the lack of seeing both parents living together create serious incompatibility issues in those of us who did not have the luxury?


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  • 00:24

    Parent Talk Live: Parent Brief

    in Education

    Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discusses literacy with Antavia Hamilton-Ochs  a 9th grade teacher at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, AK and how her new project Running Out of Time: Emergency Literacy Intervention Requires Upgraded Technology will assist students to achieve in reading on today’s episode of Parent Brief.

  • 00:25

    Parent Talk Live: Parent Brief: Fighting for Justice

    in Education

    Join Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live for this week’s Parent Brief discussion with Danielle M. McFadden and Cary M. Jones, executive officers of the NAACP Collegiate Chapter at the University of Missouri Kansas City about their continued efforts to bring awareness of the death of Michael Brown, Jr. and the role of youth in keeping the fight for justice alive.

    Bio: Danielle McFadden is 21 years old, originally from St. Louis, MO. She is currently a senior at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she is studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. 

    Bio: Carly is a graduate of St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley where she received an Associates of Arts degree in Business Administration and General Transfer Studies. Cary M. Jones is a senior in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, UMKC studying Business Administration emphasizing in Marketing.

  • 01:13

    Making it Alone.... "doing what you have to do as a Single Parent"

    in Religion

    We believe all single parents have the right to a decent job – one that allows them to balance their childcare responsibilities and provide for their families. By taking a realistic set of actions, government and employers can make that a reality. It's an easy trap to fall into. When your child reaches for something he wants, you respond with the words, "We can't afford that." Did you ever think this could send a negative indictment on God, the one who supposedly supplies all of our needs? Yet if you're a single parent and struggling to make ends meet each month, you may often wonder if, indeed, God has left you to fend for yourself. 


    "First of all, realize that you can make it on one income,". "But it involves planning. You have to know what your needs are, then you'll know how to pray." In addition to prayer, start writing everything down relating to finances, from income and spending to debts and future goals. 'It's not that you don't have enough money. God always gives us what we need. It's rather that item doesn't fit into our goals.'"


    Secondly, forgive yourself. "Many single [parents] think that their financial struggles are a result of something they did wrong. If they did sin, repent and move on. Forgive yourself.'" Current financial struggles are what they are—an opportunity to regroup and reorganize the budget. Yes, the weight of carrying the burden for the family can be overwhelming.


     

  • 01:07

    Parent Talk Live: Tuition Free Community College

    in Education

    Dr.  Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live will discuss President Barack Obama’s proposal America’s College Promise which if approved by Congress would provide free community college education to nearly 9 million students.  Dr. Robinson’s guests are Dr. Susan Gardner, Assistant Dean School of Pharmacy at the University of Charleston and Reginald (Reggie) N. Nichols has been a higher education professional for 18 years as an admissions officer and academic counselor.


    Bio: Susan Gardner has more than 17 years of higher education experience in academic and student affairs. She has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of communications, social science, and leadership. Past experiences include serving as a community college vice president where she oversaw student affairs and enrollment. Prior to her community college experience, Gardner served as assistant dean of students at the University of Charleston (UC). Recently she returned to UC and its School of Pharmacy where she is as an assistant professor and assistant dean for professional and student affairs. Gardner earned her BA from Oakland University, MA from Central Michigan University, and PhD from Capella University. She lives in Charleston, WV with her husband and two daughters. 


    Bio: Reginald (Reggie) N. Nichols has been a higher education professional for 18 years as an admissions officer and academic counselor. His previous careers have been in human services and banking. Reggie has dedicated his career to helping at risk, first generation and multicultural students map out their educational, career and financial paths.


     


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