The Grieving Mamas Club

The Grieving Mamas Club

A space for any mom who is on the wild ride of motherhood while navigating a grief journey. This ain’t your average grief podcast. As motherless moms, Cara and Rashida tackle tough conversations about grief and how it shows up in motherhood with grace and understanding, but also humor. Yes. Humor. Because grief isn’t always sad. There is joy and celebration on grief journeys too. Join The Grieving Mamas Club weekly as we tackle anything and everything at the corner of grief and motherhood.

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January 19, 2022 44 min

We're back (ish) from a longgg winter break. We prerecorded two More Than Grief episodes right before Cara gave birth to baby boy. SPOILER ALERT - Baby boy is here and mama and baby are out here crushin it in deez streets!

In the first of our two prerecorded episodes, we talk through postpartum - the good, the bad, and the really ugly. We talk about the highs of being done with pregnancy and the lows of PPA and PPD. 

Starting wit...

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In the last episode before the holiday season, Cara and Rashida cover just that...grieving during the holidays. The first few holidays seasons without your loved one are really hard and while Rashida explains they do get better, there's still anxiety. Heading into every holiday season Rashida explains how she feels a sense of doom that often keeps her from feeling the joy of the season.

Why is it that those on a grief journey f...

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This episode is one of our favorites! Cara and Rashida meet their new grief bestie, Janet Gwilliam-Wright. Janet is a career coach, a depression survivor, and oh yeah a fellow motherless mama. Having lost her mom over 20 years ago, Janet is no stranger to the grief process. Through years of work on herself (and the patience of her wonderful, amazing wife, Meg), Janet has overcome all obstacles put in her path since that fateful day...

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In this episode, Rashida & Cara sit down with Diana Waldman, a TGMC community member, who experienced first hand how Alzheimer's stole her beloved Grandma. She also digs into a whole lot more loss that she experienced within the same timeframe and how she keeps the memory of her loved ones alive with her children today. 

When times get tough just remember, you're a bad ass B and you got this, mama!

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This one's for our homies who need some guidance on what to say and what not to say to someone who's grieving. And if you know us by now, you already know that we have opinions and WE GOT YOUR BACK SIS! 

When times get tough, just remember, you're a bad ass B and you got this mama!

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This week we dive into a lighter side of grief but still a grief journey nonetheless - mourning the loss of our pre-baby selves. The year is 2015 and Cara and Rashida are living their best pre-kids lives. The drinks went down easy, the hangovers were nonexistent, and gravity had not yet gained control of our boobs. Fast forward six years and we're three (soon to be four) kids between us and things are quite different. 

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November 3, 2021 66 min

Whether you’re new to your grief journey or have been on one for a while, you may not have known that there are stages of grief. Like 5, maybe 7…some say 12. Whatever the case, grief sure isn’t linear. In today’s episode, Rashida & Cara talk about all of them and how identifying the emotions helped with coping.

The Five Stages of Grief: https://grief.com/the-five-stages-of-grief/#:~:text=The%20five%20stages%2C%20denial%2C%2...

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**Trigger Warning**

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month so we wanted to make sure to cover this type of grief before closing out the month. Cara recounts miscarrying her sweet angel baby before her current pregnancy with baby boy. Miscarriage is a grief that can lead women to feel isolated and alone in their pain when the reality couldn't be more the opposite. 1 in 4 women will experience a miscarriage. That m...

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In today’s episode, we chat with our friend Elizabeth (aka Ebeth) who lost her Dad in May 2019 & talk about how she & her family have honored her Dad throughout the years and how that’s changed. 

Check out EBeth’s Mama’s cute home goods & decor store, Murphy & Co, located in Decatur, IL! You can also follow them on Insta @MurphyCoDecatur

When times get tough, just remember: you’re a bad ass B and you got this mama...

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It's #SpookySzn and we're here for it. Well 1/2 of us, anyway. In this episode, we dig into why Rashida hates Halloween. Also, was Rashida's bday on 10/7 so get over to Insta and wish her a belated #HBD! 

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In this episode, Rashida sits down with Ryan Schwartz from Mental Health Match (@mentalhealthmatch; https://mentalhealthmatch.com/) and Jessica Eiseman from Ajana Therapy (@ajanatherapy; https://ajanatherapy.com/) to discuss grief and motherhood, coping with triggers and how you can find a therapist that fits your needs. 

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September 29, 2021 67 min

It's April 2020 and literally everyone's world is turned upside down. The pandemic is in full swing and no one knows what the hell is going on. Hand sanitizer and Lysol fill the air. Everyone is quarantined and WFH with their kid(s). Life was about taking a step back, re-evaluating, going for long walks in the evening, making banana bread & figuring out the newest TikTok dance to The Weeknd (remember #wereallinthistoget...

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September 29, 2021 19 min

Well, Mama, you made it. Another day stronger, whether you believe it or not. Cara + Rashida are your new besties in navigating grief & motherhood with a side of sarcasm.  Consider yourself an official member of The Grieving Mamas Club.  WE'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE! 

When times get tough, just remember you're a bad ass B and you got this, Mama!

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It's September 2005 . Fall Out Boy is blasting on Rashida's CD player on her way to Forever 21 to pick out a new 'fit for her high school homecoming weekend. But before she can sport that cute new top, she's suited up in her cute lil' marching band uniform, ready to perform with her closest gal pals in the Hazelwood Homecoming parade. As she rounds the corner, she hears her biggest cheerleader shouting, screamin...

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September 15, 2021 59 sec

Another sneaky peeky before we set this whole thing live! We will be launching with F O U R  F U L L episodes shortly but wanted to give you one more little preview. 

Hang in there, sis! You got this!
Cara + Rashida

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September 10, 2021 45 sec

The Grieving Mamas Club Podcast is launching oh so soon and we can't wait to share it with you. We'll let you know as soon as episodes are live but until then we hope you like this short clip. 

Hang in there, sis!
Cara + Rashida

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