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I Didn't Sign Up for This
41 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
Breaks & Breakdowns
BACK FROM HIATUS!! This episode discusses the difficulties we face with school breaks and, for those of us with more challenging kids, dealing with the reality that others get to do what we don't. In IDSUFT, Christy shares a very difficult story. Check out the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/idsuftpodcast and buy us a Kofi at http://ko-fi.com/ididntsignupforthis
48 minutes | Mar 16, 2019
Depression & Dryer
Christy talks about depression, especially how it affects her, and how the time of year and negative self-talk has fed into that. In IDSUFT: DRYER UPDATE. Buckle in, Christy's pissed. REMEMBER: There will be swears. Looking for community? Come over to the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/idsuftpodcast Wanna buy me a Kofi? https://ko-fi.com/ididntsignupforthis
37 minutes | Mar 2, 2019
Pejorative & Peeves
Welcome to Episode 10! We made double digits! In this episode, Christy discusses Spread the Word to End the Word & hurtful language. In IDSUFT, we discuss car drop-off lines & ignored compliments. Don't forget to visit www.facebook.com/idsuftpodcast & join the group!
32 minutes | Feb 23, 2019
PTSD & Police
Christy discusses PTSD for special needs parents this week, how it manifests, and what to do. In "I Didn't Sign Up for This," she tells a very unfunny story that relates to her own PTSD. Note: I got a new laptop this week and I think there's an issue affecting the recording quality. After re-recording twice and doing what I could to fix my voice, I got to this point. If it's unpleasant to you, my apologies, and I will do my best to have it fixed for next week. Don't forget to check the Facebook page for Behind the Microphone visual aides and join the group for conversation and community! http://www.facebook.com/idsuftpodcast
33 minutes | Feb 17, 2019
Prostration & Pounding
This week, Christy gives a peek inside her crazy, crazy mind and discusses an issue she's really having trouble with. In I Didn't Sign Up For This, she tells how it seemed Henry was auditioning for The Three Stooges this morning. Check out the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/idsuftpodcast for Behind the Microphone bonus A/V material!
34 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
Misfits & Money
In episode 7, Christy talks about having a child who's a misfit even among other "misfits." There's a struggle when your loved one is different even by the standards of their diagnosed difference. She sings badly and recalls old timey Christmas programming. In "I Didn't Sign Up for This," she discusses the importance of parental controls and the cost of forgetting about them! Warning: Swears ahoy! Visit the Facebook page for Behind the Microphone Visual Aides! www.facebook.com/idsuftpodcast
52 minutes | Feb 2, 2019
Public & Pastry
Episode 6 covers the struggles special needs parents find in simply going in public with our kids. The side-eye, the obstacles, the second-guessing of our parenting. Many anecdotes and, of course, Christy cries a bit again. :smh: BONUSES: 1. At 20:18, you'll mishear "buckets" as "fuck-its" when Christy talks too fast. 2. You'll hear way too many uses of "quote/unquote." 3. And during the "I Didn't Sign Up for This" segment, you'll hear Henry off in the background yelling about something! In "I Didn't Sign Up for This," Christy uses the tale of Henry's first birthday cake to illustrate how basic cake pick-up can devolve into a Three Stooges reel in an instant.
42 minutes | Jan 26, 2019
Judgment & Juggernauts
With the suggestion of her listeners, Christy talks about the side-eye received by many special needs parents as they do what they need to do for their families best function. In "I Didn't Sign Up For This," Christy tells this week's van story and how it led to the front topic for this week. Oh, and she cries again. WARNING: She also swears a lot.
30 minutes | Jan 19, 2019
Delight & Dust
Christy talks about the amazing manifestation of joy in her son and how seeing it from his point of view is life-changing. In "I Didn't Sign Up for This," prepare for an epic tale of powder and impatience.
37 minutes | Jan 12, 2019
Delay, Drill, & DeSade
In episode 3, Christy discusses our kids' developmental delays and how the world measures success is the wrong measuring stick when looking at what success and happiness will mean for our kids. In "I Didn't Sign Up For This," she shares 2 short anecdotes featuring Eldest Son back when he was just a tiny thing.
31 minutes | Jan 5, 2019
Differences & Appliances
In this episode, Christy discusses the reality of how the world views our "different" children and how she tries to fight against that. In "I Didn't Sign Up For This," Christy relays her ongoing appliance drama.
25 minutes | Dec 30, 2018
Welcome to Holland & Demolition
Welcome to "I Didn't Sign Up for That" episode 1. In this episode, Christy talks about becoming a parent of a child with Down Syndrome & autism, the revamping of expectations, and the latest thing she didn't sign up for. Find Behind the Microphone Visual Aids at the I Didn't Sign Up For This Facebook Page
3 minutes | Dec 28, 2018
I Didn't Sign Up For This - Coming Soon!
A new podcast for parents, adults, humans, and basically anyone who gets pissed off about the crap we didn't sign up for! Hosted by Christy Sturm, a mom of 4, three of whom have special needs, who's also a photographer, a singer, and an opinionated human animal. Come join us for honesty, venting, and to let out all the toxic shit we didn't sign up for.
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