Shannon is originally from Kentucky. She settled in the Houston area as a practicing maternal-fetal medicine specialist. She’s been working at a large academic center as an educator and researcher since 2004. Her patients consist largely of high-risk pregnant women who have various medical, surgical or fetal complications.

She met her husband at age 38 and they got married when she was 39. Unfortunately, they had very little luck in starting their family. They have undergone IVF procedure but failed for 5 times. So they decided to try an egg donor and they successfully conceived on their 2nd try with their egg donor. Dr. Shannon delivered twins at the age of 42.

Shannon had some complications during her pregnancy. She was hospitalized at 22 weeks due to a short cervix and preterm labor. Her twins were delivered at 31 weeks and … Read More...

Laura is the lead planner and designer at Wrap It Up Parties. In this episode she covers the top 2 trends she’s seeing in party planning, how she would spend her money if she were planning her own party and five ways to save money in party planning without feeling like you’re skimping. Enjoy this episode with Laura  Schweir.

Laura. She started off as a pre-school teacher and loves it, but was not loving the profession of teaching. She found that she felt she needed to be a teacher because working with kids came so naturally to her. She’s been head of the Social and also headed up the Art department, added to that she had an Art minor so the creative aspect has always been there for her. So when she stopped teaching she was a part-time nanny and helped … Read More...

Resources for this episode:

Dr. Carol Ummel Lindquist – Happily Married With Kids: It’s Not a Fairy Tale

Dr. Carol Ummel Lindquist – The Happy Couple Handbook – Marriage: How to Survive Parenting

Dr. Carol Ummel Lindquist – Happily Married with Kids by Carol Ummel Lindquist (2004-01-01)

Carol. Married for 34 and a half years with two sons, and they all provoked her to write her book.

As a marriage counselor she’s more known for high-conflict couples and trauma. She mentioned that most high-conflict couples have trauma in their background and they need to learn to deal with it because it does affect their marriage.

Unhappiness. One cause of unhappiness is due to a huge increase in workload – A lot of people try to do everything on their own and they don’t have any help.

In the years past, we … Read More...

Links for this episode:

Daniel Siegel- The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

Jane Nelsen – Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Problem-Solving Skills

Laura Markham – Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting (The Peaceful Parent Series)

Debbie.  A mom of an 8-year old daughter and an 11-year old son, a wife, and a friend to many.

She’s so passionate with what she does. Professionally, she’s a mindfulness educator, a parent coach – teaching positive discipline, where these passions became a core part of who she is.

She’s a licensed social worker and has done a lot of parenting work prior to having her kids. That made her think parenting is going to be easy and even said she was the absolute perfect parent, until … Read More...