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On The Hard Days

Megan Champion

If you're raising an out-of-the-box kid, you've likely struggled with doubt, guilt, and shame in your motherhood. "Am I crazy?" you've likely wondered. "What am I doing wrong?" You've probably never met another mother raising a neurodiverse child like yours, and truth be told, your mental health has suffered. Host Megan Champion gets it and has a mission to bring connection and support to mothers raising neurodiverse children. Each week, a brave and vulnerable mom shares her story to the world, in the hopes of helping listeners feel seen, heard, and validated. Whether your child has a diagnosis or not, if you feel lonely in your motherhood journey, On The Hard Days is for you. Follow Megan @on.the.hard.days on Instagram for personalized messages of hope and support (DMs are ALWAYS open!). Then subscribe to On The Hard Days and share the show with other moms in the trenches. No one knows our kids better than we do, and we are MEANT to be their mothers!
Episodes
Ep.160 Mama Monday (Part 2): Mom Kim Jones on Changing Your Parenting Approach to Truly See Your Neurodivergent Child as an IndividualJanuary 30, 2023
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Ep.159 Father Friday: Dad Sean Martin on How Hard It Was (And How Long It Took) To "Drop the Ego" and Undo the "Male Narrative" Around His Pre-Conceived Definition of FatherhoodJanuary 27, 2023
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Ep.158 In Your Own Words: "The Time When My Church Community Isolated My Family Based On Their Lack of Understanding of Neurodiversity"January 25, 2023
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Ep.157 Mama Monday (Part 1): Mom Kim Jones on Finding Your Role as a Step-Parent of a Neurodivergent Child & Shifting Your Idea of "Normal"January 23, 2023
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Ep.156 Father Friday: Dad John Marton on Keeping (Somewhat) Cool in the Hard Moments & Learning How to Accommodate Your Kid's Needs As You GoJanuary 20, 2023
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Ep.155 In Your Own Words: "The Time When Humor Changed My Outlook On A Tough Situation At The Doctor's Office"January 19, 2023
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Ep.154 In Your Own Words: "The Time When I Reframed My Sadness About My Child On The Basketball Court"January 18, 2023
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Ep.153 In Your Own Words: "The Time When My Child's Aggressive Behaviors Told Me It Was Time To Seek Help"January 17, 2023
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Ep.152 Mama Monday: Mom Nicole Tra on Managing Your Neurodivergent Child's Needs When There Are No Answers But "Everything Fits"January 16, 2023
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Ep.151 My Turn: A (Re)Introduction To Megan, Her Family, & The Importance of Validation For Moms' Mental HealthJanuary 14, 2023
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Ep.150 In Your Own Words: "The Time When My Child's Misdiagnosis Led to Self-Harm and Hospitalization"January 13, 2023
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Ep.149 In Your Own Words: "The Time When a Hard Decision About My Son's Hair Led Me to Trust My Gut Despite Questioning From Others"January 11, 2023
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Ep.148 In Your Own Words: "The Time When A School Director's Hurtful Comments Towards My Child Lit a Fire Inside Me"January 10, 2023
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Ep.147 Mama Monday (Part 2): Mom Michelle Bubier on Using "Out of the Box" Parenting Strategies to Meet Neurodivergent Kids Where They Are - No Matter What Other People ThinkJanuary 09, 2023
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Ep.146 In Your Own Words: "The Time When My Neurodivergent Child's Massive Meltdown Seemed Impossible For Others to Believe"January 05, 2023
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Ep.145 In Your Own Words: "The Time When We Faced 'Casual Cruelty' From a Stranger About Our Autistic Child - On a Playground!"January 04, 2023
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Ep.144 In Your Own Words: "The Time When a School Counselor Suggested That My Neurodivergent Kid Switch Schools"January 03, 2023
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Ep.143 Mama Monday (Part 1): Mom Michelle Bubier on Finding Her "Chill" With Her Gifted, Autistic Child & Rolling With The (Literal) PunchesJanuary 02, 2023
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Ep.142 Reflecting on My 2022 Motherhood Journey - I'm "Doing it Messy"December 29, 2022
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Ep.141 Mama Monday: Mom Liza Blas on How Chronic Illness Impacted Her Neurodivergent Kids' Mental Health StrugglesDecember 19, 2022
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Ep.140 Father Friday: Dad Will Simons on Accepting Your Own Limitations In Order to Better Connect To Your Neurodivergent ChildDecember 16, 2022
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Ep.139 Mothers Together Moms Steph, Nancy, & Lacey on Getting Support When You Have an Older Child & the Power of True Friendships For Our Mental HealthDecember 15, 2022
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Ep.138 Mothers Together Moms Meghan & Katrina on Celebrating the *Small* Wins With Other Moms Who Get ItDecember 14, 2022
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Ep.137 Mothers Together Moms Julia & Erin on the Importance of Taking Care of Our Mental Health When Raising Neurodivergent KidsDecember 13, 2022
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Ep.136 Mama Monday: (Replay) Mom Lorin Pahlua on Holding Space & Being a "Grief Keeper" for Neurodivergent Children With TraumaDecember 12, 2022
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