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Extraordinary UnOrdinary You - Simone Knego

Extraordinary UnOrdinary You - Simone Knego

September 19, 2021

Change the way you see yourself and the world around you will change.

 

Do you ever find yourself saying, “I’M JUST A…"? Well, today I am with author, Simone Knego who suffered from that herself.

Her theme today is - Share Your Story...Encourage Those Around You...Motivate...Inspire...Give. In Doing So, You Change the World.

Simone Knego leads an extraordinary life, wife to a neurosurgeon and mother to 6 children, one who has autism and 3 dogs. With her larger than life personality and fearless attitude she splits her time between her family, businesses and personal growth. She is a powerful force for good. In her new best-selling book that came out in Sept. 2020, “The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You” - she shares her journey of adopting 3 of her children from Ethiopia and South Korea, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise cancer awareness, and all of the funny, inspiring and scary stories that came along the way.

She was an elementary school teacher, CPA, entrepreneur, author, and now a keynote speaker. 

She tells us what transpired from one day sitting in an audience listening to a speaker on the stage and thinking, “I could never do that! I’ll never be them”. 

If you feel like, “I wake up every day feeling like I’m going through the motions. Nothing I do is making an impact on anyone.” She’s got the answer for you!

Author of The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You

www.simoneknego.com

Instagram - authorsimoneknego

Facebook - @UnOrdinaryYou 

More about the Host - 

Join Dr J in her upcoming 6 week course “Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids” It all starts October 12th. If you know a mom who struggles when their child has a meltdown, or has challenging behaviors socially, academically or behaviorally - let them know this course is designed to empower them in those situations. They can register by clicking this link

https://www.educationalimpactacademy.com/offers/4Tyop6KR

Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube Channel - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Loss and Grief: How to Talk with Your Child - Ashley Bugge

Loss and Grief: How to Talk with Your Child - Ashley Bugge

September 14, 2021

This week we are talking about something all of us have experienced, but most of us have difficulty talking about, Grief is a tough subject and it can be even more difficult when trying to manage it with children. After the sudden death of her husband, Ashley Bugge found herself not only raising two toddlers, but planning for the birth of her third child, but also trying to help them live in a world that had been suddenly consumed with grief. Unable to find books that spoke about grief in kid terms, she and her kids wrote a remarkable book, titled “A Hui Hou” - Until We Meet Again. This week, Ashley is here to discuss how to talk to your child about grief and loss, help them understand their feelings and live a happier life. 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

*Why it’s important to have honest conversations about grief with your children

*How to make new memories as a family while grieving loss

*Signs a child may be struggling with grief

 

Ashley also wrote her memoir, “Always Coming Back Home”.

 

You can follow Ashley:

https://www.ashleybugge.com/ashley

 

Facebook - @ashleybuggexo 

Instagram - Ashley.bugge

 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

”Make Me!” - Understanding Your Child When They Struggle In School with Heather Forbes

”Make Me!” - Understanding Your Child When They Struggle In School with Heather Forbes

September 8, 2021

Heather Forbes, LCSW is one of the nation’s leading experts in the world of Trauma-Informed Education. Heather has worked for over 20 years helping to educate both teachers and parents in the area of using a trauma-informed approach to help student’s academic and behavioral health. 

She is author of “Help For Billy” and her newest book, “Classroom 180”.

Heather’s work stems from her own experiences after adopting two children from Russia. 

“School environments are designed for children who have their natural love for learning intact and for children whose systems are hardwired to be able to sit in a classroom and stay focused. But when a child comes along who does not fit this description, we have continued to EXPECT this child to change and to fit into this predetermined mold, no matter how much he or she is unable.” - Heather helps us unpack with this happens and what parents and educators can do.

Heather helps us understand how we keep “high expectations for our kids” and yet help them when they display challenging behaviors. 

“The amount of pressure students are asked to handle in academic environments frequently goes far beyond what their nervous systems are equipped to handle. Staying at this heightened level of stress diminishes their abilities to self-regulate and their abilities to learn.” - Heather Forbes

We talk in this interview about motivation, and Heather likes to exchange that word for ‘inspiration’. How are we inspiring our kids to learn? And if kids are inspired to learn, they put forth the motivation to learn.

To learn more about Heather and her work, check out her website.

https://www.beyondconsequences.com/

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

 

Soft Skills for Parents Turn Into Life Skills for Kids - Gina Wilson

Soft Skills for Parents Turn Into Life Skills for Kids - Gina Wilson

September 5, 2021

Holistic executive coach, Gina Wilson, author of Skills That Build:  The Hard Science of Soft Skills for Work and Life JUST PUBLISHED THIS YEAR in JUNE!

She is with me today to help us understand how her work can help moms raise happy, healthy kids! 

She talks about:

  • Burnout and how to avoid it
  • Using “I” statements with your kids when they do something that gets you frustrated
  • Self-care practices 

Skills That Build:  The Hard Science of Soft Skills for Work and Life   ISBN: 9781737082903

Available online through all major book retailers and in local and independent bookstores. Signed copies are available through Gina’s website.  https://ginamwilson.com , where you can also sign up for her mailing list for coaching nuggets, book events and more.   

Gina invites listeners to follow her on: 

LinkedIn  linkedin.com/in/systemstrategies   

Twitter @GWStrategyCoach   

Instagram @ginadewil  

 If you like the book, please consider leaving a review online on Google, Amazon or post it on social media!  

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

 

Better Sleep, Fewer Headaches, Less Allergy Symptoms - Avoid These Toxins with Tonya Harris

Better Sleep, Fewer Headaches, Less Allergy Symptoms - Avoid These Toxins with Tonya Harris

September 2, 2021

Health and happiness go hand in hand, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start creating a healthier home. This week’s guest has been there, and she brought along a roadmap! Tonya Harris, a board-certified holistic nutritionist and author of The Slightly Greener Method, shows us how little adjustments can have a big impact on your family’s health. 

Her child suffered from ADHD like symptoms and through a couple of simple changes, she saw the symptoms reduced. 

Tonya Harris talks to us about how to make small changes to detox our homes and our lives.

https://slightlygreener.com/

MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal, founder of Educational Impact Academy and host of the Podcast - “Momnificient”. 

She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids and helps them with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!


LEARN MORE AND FOLLOW KARIN:

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

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