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58 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
SSP Ep015 - "New Year/New Resolutions " - Are you a shop-a-holic? Compulsive Shopping Addiction and the 4 Finger Rule
In this episode we dive into the topic of overcoming a compulsive shopping addiction by using Jaana's newly coined "four finger rule" (Identify, Inventory, Impulse & Invest) to help you create sustainable shopping habits so that not only will it help your bank account and credit cards but will help you make ethically responsible choices.
37 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
SSP Ep014 - "The Outcast" - Parenting a different kind of child in a bullies world
In this episode we discuss the age old tradition of bullying and most specifically what it's like and how it feels to be a parent of a child with an intellectual disability who is bullied and treated among his "typical" peers. As sweet and charming as Stevie is, and no matter how much adults fall in love with him the moment they meet him, among his typical peers he's mostly viewed as someone who's weird or different. And it doesn't help that he can have a hard time communicating or difficult time understanding or keeping up with games and discussions and so he instantly becomes the outcast.
31 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
SSP Ep013 - "Mommy Summer Camp Woes" - Dealing with the 24-7 Mind-F That Is Summertime Parenting
In this episode we dive deep into the challenges of parenting during summer break. Once the summer schools and day camps have closed for the season, some of us (Jaana that is) still has a few weeks of mommy entertaining to do before school is back in session. How do we cope with our child's constant need to be entertained? We explore how we as parents of our generation have become so much more over-protective of our children than our parents were with us. How were our summers different as kids versus how we are now raising our own children. What has caused this major shift in parenting?
23 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
SSP Ep012 - "Our Special Guest Is..."
In this episode we get to interview our very first and most special guest!
37 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
SSP Ep011 - "The One Where We Talk About Parenting" - How we've worked through different parenting styles and approaches
In this episode we discuss an age old issue in marriages and parenting; different parenting styles & approaches. What do we do when one parent disagrees or goes against the wishes of the other parent? How do we deal when one spouse takes a completely different disciplinary path or gives into a childs "wants" when the other spouse/parent has already laid down the law? We dive deep into all this and more in episode 11.
32 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
SSP Ep010 - "Listener Q&A" - You asked, we told!
On this episode we have answers to a wide range of listener questions from what our favorite dave matthews band song is to what we wish we knew about labor or caring for a newborn all the way to what syndrome Stevie has, Jaana's sewing and how we found Fergus.
26 minutes | May 28, 2019
SSP Ep007 - "The Life Before" - How Becoming Parents Changed Us
In this episode we discuss our son's heart procedure and the outcome and future plans. We also take a superficial look into what life was like before having our son 8 years ago and then a deeper look at how he's changed us as humans for the better.
28 minutes | May 22, 2019
SSP Ep006 - "Minimalist to the Max" - Fast Fashion And The Great Clothing Purge
In this episode we jump head first into Jaana's 4 year transformation with leaving behind her addicition of fast fashion (Gap, Old Navy, Target, H&M etc) and how she adopted a new way of mindful shopping for clothes as investments. We also discuss the upcycling, thrifting and re-selling.
31 minutes | May 13, 2019
SSP Ep005 - "Expectation vs. Reality" - Coming to Terms with Raising a Child with Special Needs
On this episode, we discuss the challenges of raising a son with special needs and the emotional dilemma it can have on us as his parents. Our discussion dives deep into the daily struggle of where and how to place our expectations with the hard reality of his abilities both physically, mentally and emotionally. Are we setting our son up to fail by putting him in situations where we have an expectation of him to behave according to "social norms" when he may or may not have the emotional and behavioral ability to do so? Are we putting too much pressure on him and ourselves to be something that he is not and never will?
36 minutes | May 7, 2019
SSP Ep004 - "What A Time To Be Alive" - Ask Your Partner Anything Day!
On today's episode we have a little embarassing fun where we get to ask each other any question we want from a list of "50 Conversation Starters For Couples."
28 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
SSP Ep003 - "Low Energy Person" - Fitness After Forty 40
www.SpousalSupportPodcast.comOn this episode, we discuss all the highs and mostly lows of fitness after the age of forty (40). Paul talks about how he was the least athletic person growing up and after gaining over 50 lbs after high school and throughout his twenties, he began to adobt a healthier lifestyle and has actually enjoyed exercise since he started 5 years ago. Jaana, not so much. Jaana talks about the motivating factors of diet and exercise and how much it's been a challenge to continue to exercise 4 days a week when she's not seeing the big changes she hoped for.
25 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
SSP Ep001 - "Today's The Day" - The Ups And Downs Of Marriage & Parenting...
http://www.SpousalSupportPodcast.comOn this episode, we (Jaana & Paul ) embark on our first ever podcast show where we discuss life, marriage and parenting with a light-hearted and humorous look. Diving head first with a recap of the past week with our son's heart procedure and some backstory of his congenital heart defects and previous surgeries as a newborn. We discuss some of his special needs challenges, how we cope with those challenges as parents, the impending doom of turning 40, our upcoming trip to Mexico, the weird world of ASMR and making money on youtube and so much more!
28 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
SSP Ep002 - "The King & I" - Our Origin Story
http://www.SpousalSupportShow.comOn this episode, we discuss the early days of when we first started dating, and how our relationship has evolved over the years after getting marring and having a baby. We share some integral marriage advice for new parents, as well as, the joys of cursing in front of our kid and the future of having more kids or maybe just more pets!
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