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After 1.6 million years, becoming a parent is still the most intense personal evolution that anyone will go through in their life. The Story of Mom is a podcast about that evolution. Shelly Slocum is a former doula, childbirth educator and mother of two (intelligent, beautiful girls) who uses her curiosity and contacts from the birth world to unearth what parenting really means today. During each episode, Shelly digs deep into the unique story of wonder, agony, joy and growth of a parent and talks to an expert about tools that can aid us on this journey. If you’re a parent, considering it, or Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

Latest Episodes

Season 2, Ep 2 - Memory (in regards to Epigenetics)

Now that we have a better understanding of Epigenetics (see the previous episode), Shelly interviews Dr. Marcelo Wood (UC Irvine), a professor in the department of neurobiology and behavior. He runs a research program that focuses on understanding the epigenetic mechanisms of memory. What should parents be thinking about in regards to protecting their children's memories? How should parents be approaching the importance of memory? This episode digs into our marvelous brain and how our memories impact us. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

31 MIN2019 DEC 19
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Season 2, Ep 2 - Memory (in regards to Epigenetics)

Season 2, Ep. 1 - Intro to Epigenetics

This season is all about unpacking the pressures around modern parenthood. On this episode Shelly interviews Dr. Anne West (Neurobiologist at Duke University) about what Epigenetics is and why it's important.They discuss the impact parents can have on thier children and how nothing we do (good or bad) is set in stone. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

35 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Season 2, Ep. 1 - Intro to Epigenetics

The Story of Tiffany Gray: Emotionally-Available

EShelly talks to Tiffany Gray, who has a huge following on Instagram (@thegraygang) where she journals about raising 5 children. Tiffany walks us through where she was before motherhood and her relationship to loosing her freedom in becoming a Mom. Tiffany shares how she built closeness between her daughters and how she stayed open to having more children. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

71 MIN2019 JAN 25
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The Story of Tiffany Gray: Emotionally-Available

Heng Ou & Jessica Zucker: Post Traumatic Growth

EHen Ou (Founder of Motherbees) shares her triumphant story of coming into herself after the birth of her 3rd child following an unexpected separation from her husband to build her beautiful and healing company called Motherbees. A company that offers food delivers for women post partum. Heng’s business centers around healing women in ways that would’ve healed her during her post partum periods. She has also written a cookbook about food to feed mothers postpartum called “The First Forty Days.” --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

81 MIN2019 JAN 19
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Heng Ou & Jessica Zucker: Post Traumatic Growth

Domino Kirke & Phyllis Klaus: Healing Trauma (from Birth)

EShelly talks with Domino Kirke (musician and co-founder of Carriage House Birth) about her transition into motherhood and how it lead her into a career as a birth worker. Domino digs deep into the career of being a birth worker and her journey of how one unlocks trauma and supporting women as a doula (and our children as parents). Before Domino’s story Shelly talks with Phyllis Klaus (LMFT and Co-Founder of DONA) about how to heal trauma from birth (and trauma from anything else). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

87 MIN2019 JAN 11
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Domino Kirke & Phyllis Klaus: Healing Trauma (from Birth)

Chris Kushner: Healing from Kids

EShelly speaks with Chris Kushner about her story of becoming a mother of her son. Followed by the surprise pregnancy of her daughter that later led to her discovery of breast cancer. It’s a beautiful story of accepting what is in front of you and finding gifts and opportunity. Shelly also talks with Zainy Pirbhai (LMFT), founder of Los Angeles Family Therapy about the healing power that comes from playing with your children. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

87 MIN2019 JAN 4
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Chris Kushner: Healing from Kids

Mothers and Daughters: Speaking Up for Your Needs

EShelly talks to Lennon Parham and her mother Leslie Parham about their own transitions into motherhood. Leslie talks about her path to becoming a working mom while raising Lennon, how the women’s movement affected her and her role as a grandmother. Lennon discusses her balance of work with motherhood and the role of comedy in her own home. But, before the interview with the mother and daughter team, Shelly speaks to a Mother/Daughter Expert, Rosjke Hasseldine. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

93 MIN2018 DEC 14
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Mothers and Daughters: Speaking Up for Your Needs

Consequences: Taking Responsibility for Your Behavior

EHow parents handle consequences can be very individual and yet it is a very important topic. To get another perspective on, Shelly talks with her best friend Leah about how she’s handling consequences at home with her children (and she handles motherhood so intentionally and beautifully). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

77 MIN2018 DEC 8
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Consequences: Taking Responsibility for Your Behavior

Down Syndrome: Facing the Hard Truth

EShelly brings you the story of how Loreni Delgado found out her son had down syndrome after he was born. Loreni transitioned into motherhood while also transitioning into this unexpected life of raising a child with special needs. The experience has shaped Loreni and continued to open her heart. Shelly talks with expert Akal Khalsa, a prenatal yoga teacher and maternity nurse, about how to handle talking to patients about a tough diagnosis. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

86 MIN2018 DEC 1
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Down Syndrome: Facing the Hard Truth

Survival Mode

EShelly interviews podcaster, writer, mother, friend Elizabeth Laime. Elizabeth shares the depth of her transition into motherhood that include losing her own parents, facing medical issues with children and you will get to hear in detail how she gave birth to her son in her car. Shelly welcomes expert Dr. Francine Lederer to the show who talks through survival mode in motherhood and reminds us all that survival mode or not, we are all going through our own issues. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

78 MIN2018 NOV 16
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Survival Mode

Latest Episodes

Season 2, Ep 2 - Memory (in regards to Epigenetics)

Now that we have a better understanding of Epigenetics (see the previous episode), Shelly interviews Dr. Marcelo Wood (UC Irvine), a professor in the department of neurobiology and behavior. He runs a research program that focuses on understanding the epigenetic mechanisms of memory. What should parents be thinking about in regards to protecting their children's memories? How should parents be approaching the importance of memory? This episode digs into our marvelous brain and how our memories impact us. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

31 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
Season 2, Ep 2 - Memory (in regards to Epigenetics)

Season 2, Ep. 1 - Intro to Epigenetics

This season is all about unpacking the pressures around modern parenthood. On this episode Shelly interviews Dr. Anne West (Neurobiologist at Duke University) about what Epigenetics is and why it's important.They discuss the impact parents can have on thier children and how nothing we do (good or bad) is set in stone. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

35 MIN2019 DEC 13
Comments
Season 2, Ep. 1 - Intro to Epigenetics

The Story of Tiffany Gray: Emotionally-Available

EShelly talks to Tiffany Gray, who has a huge following on Instagram (@thegraygang) where she journals about raising 5 children. Tiffany walks us through where she was before motherhood and her relationship to loosing her freedom in becoming a Mom. Tiffany shares how she built closeness between her daughters and how she stayed open to having more children. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

71 MIN2019 JAN 25
Comments
The Story of Tiffany Gray: Emotionally-Available

Heng Ou & Jessica Zucker: Post Traumatic Growth

EHen Ou (Founder of Motherbees) shares her triumphant story of coming into herself after the birth of her 3rd child following an unexpected separation from her husband to build her beautiful and healing company called Motherbees. A company that offers food delivers for women post partum. Heng’s business centers around healing women in ways that would’ve healed her during her post partum periods. She has also written a cookbook about food to feed mothers postpartum called “The First Forty Days.” --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

81 MIN2019 JAN 19
Comments
Heng Ou & Jessica Zucker: Post Traumatic Growth

Domino Kirke & Phyllis Klaus: Healing Trauma (from Birth)

EShelly talks with Domino Kirke (musician and co-founder of Carriage House Birth) about her transition into motherhood and how it lead her into a career as a birth worker. Domino digs deep into the career of being a birth worker and her journey of how one unlocks trauma and supporting women as a doula (and our children as parents). Before Domino’s story Shelly talks with Phyllis Klaus (LMFT and Co-Founder of DONA) about how to heal trauma from birth (and trauma from anything else). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

87 MIN2019 JAN 11
Comments
Domino Kirke & Phyllis Klaus: Healing Trauma (from Birth)

Chris Kushner: Healing from Kids

EShelly speaks with Chris Kushner about her story of becoming a mother of her son. Followed by the surprise pregnancy of her daughter that later led to her discovery of breast cancer. It’s a beautiful story of accepting what is in front of you and finding gifts and opportunity. Shelly also talks with Zainy Pirbhai (LMFT), founder of Los Angeles Family Therapy about the healing power that comes from playing with your children. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

87 MIN2019 JAN 4
Comments
Chris Kushner: Healing from Kids

Mothers and Daughters: Speaking Up for Your Needs

EShelly talks to Lennon Parham and her mother Leslie Parham about their own transitions into motherhood. Leslie talks about her path to becoming a working mom while raising Lennon, how the women’s movement affected her and her role as a grandmother. Lennon discusses her balance of work with motherhood and the role of comedy in her own home. But, before the interview with the mother and daughter team, Shelly speaks to a Mother/Daughter Expert, Rosjke Hasseldine. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

93 MIN2018 DEC 14
Comments
Mothers and Daughters: Speaking Up for Your Needs

Consequences: Taking Responsibility for Your Behavior

EHow parents handle consequences can be very individual and yet it is a very important topic. To get another perspective on, Shelly talks with her best friend Leah about how she’s handling consequences at home with her children (and she handles motherhood so intentionally and beautifully). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

77 MIN2018 DEC 8
Comments
Consequences: Taking Responsibility for Your Behavior

Down Syndrome: Facing the Hard Truth

EShelly brings you the story of how Loreni Delgado found out her son had down syndrome after he was born. Loreni transitioned into motherhood while also transitioning into this unexpected life of raising a child with special needs. The experience has shaped Loreni and continued to open her heart. Shelly talks with expert Akal Khalsa, a prenatal yoga teacher and maternity nurse, about how to handle talking to patients about a tough diagnosis. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

86 MIN2018 DEC 1
Comments
Down Syndrome: Facing the Hard Truth

Survival Mode

EShelly interviews podcaster, writer, mother, friend Elizabeth Laime. Elizabeth shares the depth of her transition into motherhood that include losing her own parents, facing medical issues with children and you will get to hear in detail how she gave birth to her son in her car. Shelly welcomes expert Dr. Francine Lederer to the show who talks through survival mode in motherhood and reminds us all that survival mode or not, we are all going through our own issues. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-story-of-mom/support

78 MIN2018 NOV 16
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Survival Mode
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