We discuss Hobby Lobby and the supreme court decision affecting contraception and women’s rights. Cathy gets all riled up, so watch out! We also remind you to put that bathing suit on and get in the pool – your children are watching you! Cathy explains what it means to be an empath, and we also answer a listener question about bossiness and bullying.

At the end we have a conversation with The Joyful Mother Sigrid Kjeldsen.

We discuss a blog called “Moms, Put on that swimsuit” Many moms out there have self-image issues and are unconsciously passing them down to their children. We are not meant to look like the women on the magazine covers and yet we cover up our bodies because we don’t look like them.  The message that is being conveyed is we don’t love our bodies.  We need to show our kids our whole selves so they can embrace their whole selves. Dads- you’re not off the hook – Todd challenges the dads to “show up” in a different way – by being vulnerable.

An emapth is a person that is hypersensitive to the emotions and energy of people and animals, and they have the ability to physically feel what others are feeling. Cathy is an empath and this has its share of challenges – we discuss how it impacts her and our relationship.

We chat with Sigrid Kjeldsen from “The Joyful Mother” . Sigrid speaks our language and is on a mission to support moms. One of her resources is the “Mommy Meltdown Cure” which is an 8-week self-study on-line coaching program.  To find out more, click here.

We are bringing “Race To Nowhere” to Field School in Elmhurst.  This documentary exposes the negative affect of constantly pushing our children to “succeed”.  The showing is Septemebr 11th and it’s FREE.  Click here to reserve your seat.

Other resources

Click the following links to purchase Cathy’s books The Self-Aware Parent Part 1  & and Part 2

Click here to find her blog, and click here to find her Chicago Parent column.

Todd has a few spots opening for his Men’s Group.  Email me @ comments@zenparentingradio.com

Tree of Life Chiropractic Care have some interesting workshops planned.  An outline can be found here.

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