The Top 6 Episodes of 2021

Are you a new listener to our Brainy Moms podcast and want to know what you’ve been missing all year? Or maybe you’ve been listening since the beginning but wonder which topics everyone else liked the best. On this special year-end episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri recap the 6 most popular episodes of 2021. We share which one had the most downloads, the key takeaways from each of those guests, and we even play a short clip from all 6 of those episodes. Join us to hear what you’ve missed and what should be next on your playlist! 

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‘The No BS Mama’ Gets Real About Depression & Anxiety with guest Megan Eddinger

As a mom, how often have you felt anxious or depressed but felt like you had to hide those feelings from friends and family? On social media, do you only post the good stuff? Do you feel like you have to appear perfect on the outside while hiding your imperfections on the inside? You’re not alone! On this episode of Brainy Moms, Teri interviews the host of the No BS MAMA Podcast, Megan Eddinger.  Megan shares her own story of depression and the impact it had on her marriage and family. It’s a raw and honest conversation about her journey to becoming an advocate and supporter for moms who struggle with mental health issues. It’s such an important topic and Megan is a bright light in a dark room. Don’t miss this one if you or a mom you love is struggling. 

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Unlocking Secrets to Happiness with guest Teri Karjala, LPC, LMFT

On this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interview Teri Karjala, LPC, LMFT. Teri is a therapist, transformational life strategist, and best-selling author of the book Be the Magic of You: Tools to Transform Your Life! with a foreword by Jack Canfield.  In just one hour, we learned eight secrets to removing the roadblocks that keep us from achieving our dreams as moms, mompreneurs, and business leaders.  Teri talks about negative thinking , self-sabotage, the myth of multi-tasking, limiting beliefs, imposter syndrome, time management, and more as what stands in our way of happiness and success. Join us for a tip-filled episode that can put you on the road to transformation.

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Positive Parenting Essentials with guest Dr. Candice Jones

On this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Dr. Candice Jones, pediatrician and author of the new American Academy of Pediatrics book, High Five Discipline: Positive Parenting for Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Kids.  Dr. Candice shares 5 essentials to positive parenting, talks about the importance of controlling our own emotions, and reveals how attention is a parent’s super power.  Are you wondering if spanking is okay? Wondering what to do if you and your partner don’t have the same parenting styles? Get answers to these questions and much more on an episode full of amazing advice from one of our nation’s parenting experts. 

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Helping Kids Cope with Big Emotions with guest Kim Feeney, LISW, RPT-S

Do your child’s temper tantrums test your limits? Do you struggle to stay calm when your kid is falling apart? Does every disagreement end in a screaming match? In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview play therapist Kim Feeney, LISW, RPT-S.  Kim specializes in helping children and parents cope with big emotions. She gives listeners practical tips for helping kids manage their emotions while also keeping our own in check. And, she talks about some ways that we as parents can build stronger connections with our children through play. She also shares how play therapy can be a life-changing intervention for more challenging situations. 

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The Power of Relationships with Self and Others with guest Susan Lambert

In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Susan Lambert who specializes in human-centered facilitation and coaching.  Susan shares the power of walking with others and connecting with ourselves in order to create a more empathetic workplace and world.  As busy moms running in the rat race we call life, we don’t always slow down long enough to be fully present in our relationships…at work, at, home, or with ourselves. You’ll leave this episode inspired, calmer, and more focused on making those meaningful connections.  

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Teaching Kids to Care for Our World with guest Shannon Brescher Shea

Want to learn some easy ways for busy moms to involve the whole family in helping to save our environment? Wondering why you should care about environmental sustainability in the first place? Or how to talk to your kids about climate change without scaring them? In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview science writer and environmental activist Shannon Brescher Shea. Shannon is the author of the book Growing Sustainable Together: Practical Resources for Raising Kind, Engaged, Resilient ChildrenWe talk about her life’s work in environmental activism, her passion for helping parents train up a generation of kids who care about our world, and practical ways to fit green living in with our hectic, modern lifestyles.

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Launching Your Teen Into Adulthood with guest Danica Copp, MSW

In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller interviewed Danica Copp, a licensed clinical psychotherapist specializing in adolescent communication and development. Danica shares what parents need to do starting in elementary and middle school to make sure their teen successfully launches into adulthood when the time comes. It’s a fun conversation where Dr. Amy and Teri both admit they’ve dropped the ball on some essential skills. Get YOUR adolescent launching checklist along with some excellent advice on this episode. 

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Got Anxiety? Break Up with It! with guest Kaitlin Soule, LMFT

As moms, we’re all a hot mess sometimes. Juggling the mental and emotional load of motherhood can  wreak havoc on our not-so-healthy goal of being the “perfect” mom. In this episode of Brainy Moms, Dr. Amy and Teri interview Kaitlin Soule, licensed marriage and family therapist,  anxiety expert, and author of the book A Little Less of A Hot Mess…The Modern Mom’s Guide to Growth and Evolution.  Kaitlin shares how we need to change the way we think about perfection in order to embrace what we truly value in life. She offers expert insights about changing our relationship with anxiety and gives moms ideas for helping our kids manage their own anxiety and worries all through a lens of personal growth.  

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Divorce Your Debt with guest Katy Almstrom

In this episode of the Brainy Moms parenting podcast, Dr. Amy Moore and Teri Miller, MS Psy talk to financial coach Katy Almstrom. Katy coaches women who are ready to pay off debt through simple strategies that help lower the stress around money.  Is debt keeping you from reaching your dreams? Then maybe it’s time to break up with your credit cards and divorce your debt. It doesn’t have to be as painful as it sounds. In fact, your journey to becoming debt-free can be joyful. Tune in and learn how. 

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