Marva Soogrim

Being a parent may be challenging, particularly for first-time parents. The sleepless nights, the constant worry, and the overwhelming sense of responsibility can make the early stages of parenthood incredibly challenging. But what if there was a way to make this journey less stressful and more intuitive? In this Underdog podcast episode, Marva Soogrim—a childcare specialist with over 44 years of experience—shares her knowledge and perspectives. Marva’s journey from aspiring teacher to celebrated caregiver is truly inspiring. She found her calling through a special bond with the ocean, guiding her parenting approach.

Marva Soogrim is known for her intuitive and holistic approach to parenting. Inspired by her first teacher and guided by a spiritual connection with the ocean, Marva has dedicated her life to helping parents navigate the complexities of early parenthood. Her unique ability to connect with children and receive intuitive guidance has led to many miraculous outcomes, such as saving premature twins and providing critical support to new parents. Marva advocates for calmness, inner mastery, and recognizing each child’s individuality, aiming to minimize parental stress and foster stronger family bonds through her advice and practical tips shared across various platforms.

Key Takeaways:

  • Embracing Calmness and Intuition: By staying centered and trusting our instincts, we can better understand and respond to our child’s unique needs, fostering a harmonious bond that transcends words.
  • The Gift of Intuitive Caregiving: Marva’s innate ability to connect with children has led to countless miracles, from saving premature twins to offering solace and guidance to overwhelmed parents. Her intuitive approach reminds us of the magic that unfolds when we listen deeply to our children’s cues.
  • Cultivating Inner Mastery: Self-reflection and inner growth are essential for our well-being and creating a nurturing environment where our children can thrive. Marva encourages us to prioritize our inner journey, knowing that it will ripple outwards to benefit our entire family.
  • Honoring Each Child’s Individuality: In the beautiful tapestry of family life, Marva reminds us to celebrate the uniqueness of each child. Recognizing and honoring their individuality creates space for authenticity and connection to flourish.
  • Practical Tips for Parenting Bliss: From soothing techniques to combating postpartum blues, Marva’s practical advice is grounded in love and experience. Simple gestures, like holding babies upright or taking leisurely walks, can work wonders in fostering a sense of calm and well-being for both parent and child.

Listen now and transform your parenting journey! Emphasis on intuition, calmness, and understanding each child’s unique needs can transform the early stages of parenthood into a more fulfilling and joyful experience.

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Marva Soogrim’s Spiritual Journey into Intuitive Parenting

Pamela Bardhi: Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Underdog podcast. Today I have an incredible guest here with me. Marva, how are you?

Marva Soogrim: Oh, I’m so, so happy to be here. I’m doing well.

Pamela Bardhi: I’m so excited. We were just on the call, and you were mentioning you’ve been doing this for 44 years. My goodness. You know, mommy care, child care, all these things. So I can’t wait to hear all your secrets and all the magic that you’ve created in that world. It sounds incredibly special, and I’m just so honored to be here with you today.

Teaching new parents how to manage themselves after childbirth

I’m curious, you know. Before all of this started, you know, as a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Like, what was your dream?

Marva Soogrim: What my dream was to be a teacher, I can remember before I was five, I wanted to be a teacher. And I was so in love with my teacher, my first teacher, Miss Viola Peters. So I was so inspired as a young child the way she was with kids, and everybody felt special with her. I thought, I want to be like that when I grow up. Ended up being a teacher, I still am, a teacher, and I’m always going to be a teacher. Teaching new parents how to, you know, manage themselves and not to stress so much, and how to just minimize. You know, minimize a lot of the pressure and the judgment. Just, you know, show them how to do it so that they can.

It’s going to be like, okay, this is what we do, this is how we can do it. And we don’t have to go through all the things of the past where you wait forever to recover. Like, you know, you have a baby. I’m going to start, you know, teaching new moms how to begin to heal themselves. Because, as moms, we carry a lot of the burden. We carry the burden, and then we have to cultivate along with our partners, husbands, wives, whatever. It is so tedious in the beginning that you can feel alone in your boat. I have seen the repercussions of that postpartum depression and aloneness. So I want to help eradicate a lot of that stuff. Yeah. Ah.

You talk to the ocean when you meditate, which is amazing

Pamela Bardhi: So, question for you. How did you get involved in this business? Like, how did it all start because you wanted to be a teacher when you were five?

Marva Soogrim: How did that all come together? Yes, so then, when I was a teenager, I would chat with the ocean. The ocean is still today. My best friend. I can talk to the ocean. You know, I can do all that stuff with the ocean, and we communicate. So as a teenager, I would ask the ocean, you know, what I was here to do. Probably just felt something inside of me, wanting to do something different. And I wanted to know what that would look like, and I would ask the ocean. Then one day I went to the ocean again. It’s like a storybook, isn’t it? Like a children’s book.

Pamela Bardhi: Yes. I love it though.

Marva Soogrim: I would go, I went to the ocean and I started asking again, you know, what I’m here for. So that day I got an answer. The answer came in the form of a wave breaking in my chest. That’s the sensation I felt. With that, the voice came into my head saying that you’re going to cross the ocean and do big work. And I was around 1415. After talking to the ocean and getting the answer, I think I was scared, I didn’t know what to do. Couldn’t tell anybody, I didn’t feel that I could tell people that, I talked to the ocean. Kept it within myself, and I just started running from a big work. Did all sorts of stuff, I did different jobs. Started having my children, and so I would always remember that work I have to do.

Anyhow, I came here in 1980 and I started doing, you know, our jobs. Working with families, and I got some new babies. My parents found that I mothers especially found that my work was different, and the word started spreading. And not until a few years later I realized this is, you know. I fell right into my calling because to this day it still feels like bliss to me. It’s tiring, It’s hard work, but when you were born to do a certain work, it comes off. You don’t feel it, you don’t really feel that you have lost out on life. Because, you know, having 40 plus years, it’s like not having relationships of all kinds, you know, and that’s hard. But because I was, like I said, I was born to do this. So God prepared me.

Pamela Bardhi: I love that, I love that it felt so natural to you. That you were also intuitively that your connection was with the ocean, which is so amazing, I love that. And that’s your form of meditation. For anyone listening, everyone’s got different ways in which they meditate or how they meditate, so I love that. I love that you let your intuition lead and really bring you into this space, which is so beautiful. I’m not sure if I shared it with you, but I’m a mom of twins. My twins are nine months old now, twin girls. So I’m probably about to learn a whole bunch from you just now.

Marva Soogrim: Lovely. Congratulations. Yeah, I’ve done lots of twins and triplets.

Pamela Bardhi: It’s so amazing. I mean, I’m sure that there’s a lot of moms listening right here. And even dad’s listening right now and, like, taking all of this.

You’ve cared for babies with multiple conditions, including brain cancer

So when you first started in the space, like, were you just caretaking with them? Like, how did it start and then how did it evolve, and how was your work kind of different with them?

Marva Soogrim: What I have to say is, it might sound strange, but they find me, the babies find me. They bring me in, I just do what I’m supposed to do. Feel like I get messages as to what to do and how to do it. So, I’m so grateful. I’m so grateful for this work that, you know, I’ve had babies that were sick. And I got the messages about what to do and how to move and say to the parents. I mean, wow. Ah, yeah, and most of them were with multiples, as you know.

Sometimes they can come premature. So I’ve had some great lessons there, you know. Learning how to depend on my intuitions is a big life saver from my life as well. You know, people started taking notice that my work was different. It wasn’t just I came in and I took care of a baby and I left. And then there was some soul work happening, you know, and we just kept spreading, spreading to this day.

Pamela Bardhi: That’s amazing. And what were some of, like, your most powerful stories in your work with these children?

Marva Soogrim: I got a set of twins, and they came home. And I would just touch them and then feel like, you know, whatever’s happening, I would get the messages. So this one baby, her sister, was fine, and she was more in a fetal position. She didn’t seem like she would make it, I just felt that she was dying. It’s hard to communicate with parents when things like that are happening. Because they just came home, the doctor signed off, everything is great. Then you have a person telling you, take the baby back to the hospital now, I did that, and I was ignored. And then, the next day, I knew the baby was dying, and the next day, I kind of gave it some tone. I said, you know, you have to take the baby to the hospital now.

They looked at me, and they did, and they fired me, they fired me because I kept nagging. So it was a week later I got fired. We took the baby to the hospital, and they handed me my carry-on bag with my clothes. That was fine because I knew I had just saved the baby. And I called her a week from then, and it was mother’s day, and I said, let me call her. I didn’t care about being fired, I called her. Then when I, when she heard my voice, she started crying, screaming, bawling, and I couldn’t understand what happened. She said, you know, you saved my baby, and then she recommended me to a Hollywood family. It wasn’t the beginning of my Hollywood, but she recommended me to a very well known family.

And so, yeah, another set of twins who the dad, brain cancer, came back. She had me. It was a sad time, but the mom was very happy to have me because she was beside herself. Her husband, brain cancer, they just had twins, and cancer came back. He was dying, and so I was there taking care of the babies. Helping her out and to be strong as best she can. Then, I had another set of twins in the city where, you know, they came home. I knew right away they were dying. It’s so weird, but I shouldn’t say it’s so weird, it’s my work, it’s a spiritual work as well. So I told the parents it was like 20 something degrees in New York. And I said, guys, don’t take your coats off. Take the babies back to the hospital now.

And they looked at me like, we just came from the hospital, said, don’t take your coats off. They’re not getting enough oxygen to their brain. They went to the pediatrician instead, which was like three corners away. So they came right back and they said, everything’s fine. The doctor said, it’s okay, I said, no, take them to the hospital right now. I said, please listen to what I’m saying to you. Go, and they got there, and a couple hours later, they called, and she was crying. She said, the doctor said, if I had not brought them in by morning, they’d both be dead. You know, they ended up getting rsv in while they were in the NICU.

And so then I worked with them in the hospital over Christmas. Just so that they could, you know, get their treatments and their seatbelt and oxygen, and they were very sick. Oh, my God. So it’s just that kind of. I know for sure that this is one of my gifts, and I’m so grateful that I have been living it. Because not only do I get to see stuff in person. But if somebody’s telling me about their babies over the phone or over, you know, a chat or something. I can help them because I could feel some of what’s happening, and I can help direct them to do something different. Wow.

Pamela Bardhi: And these babies were. How old were they when you saw.

Marva Soogrim: These newborns, just coming home from the hospital and they were sick. Oh, let me just say this. The baby, the one I got fired from, I told them, I said, she has internal bleeding and she will not make it. It was just coming through me. Then I said, have them not give her formula, the formula is cutting her inside. They found out it was the formula, they were giving her formula. I said, could you ask the hospital to stop right now? And they did. She’s alive today, oh, my God. God bless. That’s incredible.

Pamela Bardhi: And do they. Do you find that these circumstances happen a lot when they’re babies or as they get older or how? Like, when do you typically see?

Marva Soogrim: I, ah, would see it on the onset, especially with multiples. Back in the day, it was apnea. We used to have the machine at home, and that machine is blaring all night, so. Because you have to know when the baby has stopped breathing.

Pamela Bardhi: That’s right. Because they have those things called spells.

Marva Soogrim: Right.

Pamela Bardhi: Because my daughters were in the NICU the first month that they were born. So it’s, because they came a month early.

Babies forget to breathe sometimes, sometimes. Yeah, sometimes

So, you know, it was like those things where they explained to me that babies forget to breathe. Yeah, sometimes. And I’m like, this is so terrifying. Like, what do you mean? Babies forget to breathe because they’re that young.

Marva Soogrim: Yeah. What I found, I did a lot of this was, you know, I disconnected them from their leads. I would walk them and rub them and massage them and just help them to remember to breathe. Because I found when they just laid there, it was easy for them to forget to breathe. And there’s so many parents. So you know, it’s so many things I’ve seen and been around firsthand. Today I’m able to serve the masses and, you know, for the people who will be interested. They are going to learn a lot and they’re going to, you know, it’s going to be a different day, yeah.

What’s your advice for parents of multiple children based on your experience

Pamela Bardhi: And I’m curious, too, like, so when you’ve been on this journey, out of all of your years of experience. Like, what’s the number one piece of advice for, for parents based on, on your experience? Maybe there’s multiple, maybe there’s a few tips that you would recommend.

Marva Soogrim: Yeah, I think that the key one would be to just, like. I would hear or feel what’s happening to your baby, and that baby did not come for me. You can do the same, and that’s one of the things I want moms and dads to understand. When they don’t worry about the storm happening around them, that’s when they’re going to learn what’s happening with their baby. And they are going to learn who their babies are. When you take your time to be calm, let the trees blow over your head, let the pool erupt. Just center yourself and forget about the bills and everything else that’s pressing on your mind. The things that, some things you have no control over, but it’s here. So just, like, empty that vessel and, you know, begin to learn who your child is.

Because another thing is that you miss the whole child. When you don’t understand who the child is. You’re just doing what your sister said she did, you’re just doing what you. Want parents to know that it’s not a cookie cutter situation, that each child is unique. I mean, I didn’t know all these things, I learned them as I grew. You see twins and triplets, and their personalities are so different. So it’s not like one size fits all. And I think if we begin to embrace who a child is from the onset. It’s easier to know a whole lot about that child. You’ll have so much information that I think children are going to have. A much better chance of growing up into who they were meant to be.

Pamela Bardhi: I love that. And for, like, parents of multiples, would you give a different piece of advice for them? Well, what are your thoughts when it comes? Same thing.

Marva Soogrim: The same. Because they’re all different people. Even if they are multiples, they’re different people, they’re not the same again, it’s still not one size fits all. So I have experience, to give them one on one, you know, time. And so you get to learn what, who, Johnny is, and then you get to learn what who Sebastian is. They’re twins, but they’re not the same people. One might like peanut butter and jelly, and one is going to love broccoli. You just serve them, you know, the way they like to be served, and that’s how children feel. Heard, love seen, and they come out the gate knowing that they’re enough. I love that.

Pamela Bardhi: I absolutely love that.

For parents, what are some of the biggest mistakes you see them making

And for parents, based on what you’ve seen. Because you’ve seen this for 44 years, what are some of the biggest mistakes that you see them doing? Top three, I guess.

Marva Soogrim: I think the biggest mistakes, it’s not mistakes because you don’t know. So I think it’s for them to know that I’m walking into the unknown. What am I going to do as I walk into the unknown? Just put my hand out and I try not to knock into things. And so, again, learning who I am becoming as a parent and learning who my baby or babies are. Again, that takes some inside work. It’s not like, you know, let’s put our gadgets down and spend those ten minutes, a couple times a day. Because a lot of people are busy, people have to work, they have to take care of their families. Those 20 minute intervals, ten to 20, you know, a couple times a day, even on the phone. You do what you can, but you are getting to know your babies.

You’re getting to know them, as opposed to just assuming that this is what they should be doing. And, yes, let’s, you know, the golden rule is let them cry it out. It does not work for every child, and for the parents who can do a little more work, it’s hard work. But it pays off in the beginning when you do the work. By doing the work is, like, becoming selfless, it’s really not about you alone. It’s not about you alone, it’s not about the other parent alone, it has to be a team, it has to. Because we have to work together as a team. So that the child can strive and grow and not have all these issues. You know, trying to get rid of some of those, you know, lots of those issues that we give to our children. Right. Well.

Pamela Bardhi: Cause I hear a lot of parents, too, like, in dealing with different situations with babies. For example, gerd, gastric reflex, tantrums, like, you know, random crying at night. So, like, these things. And I know there’s parents listening right now that might be struggling through this stuff. Like, what’s your piece of advice for situations like that? How have you seen it kind of play out?

Marva Soogrim: I would say, reflux, what have been my big remedies, because I’m not into a lot of that. Red Line and all the drugs that children take. My remedy for reflux is, hold them upright as much as you can, just holding them upright onto your body. Sometimes you could take a little nap in the corner of the couch. Or a comfy, soft, you know, chair by holding them upright on your body. And what I do, I put a blanket around the baby and myself, and I tuck it under me and I could take a little nap. So again, you have to live far and know that. Okay, some of the things that I am used to doing, I’m going to have to put aside for now.

And get to know myself in this space and get to have all the patience in the world. Because I’m not going to be sleeping properly. Sometimes I have to just zip my lip and say nothing. But enjoy this new part of the journey of parenting, because then you’ll be fighting your whole life. Be calm and let life unfold, because there’s nothing you can buy in the store. That really, you know, will help you to be a great parent, it all comes from within you. So you have to, like I said, become real selfless, like, real quick, because there’ll be lots of vomits. There’ll be lots of pee, there’ll be lots of poop.

It is going to happen on your body, on your clothes, and what are you gonna do? Be upset. That’s yours, you know? So let the chips fall where they may. And know that. Don’t take a lot of that stuff personal, because people are tired. When people are tired, you’re better off just not saying much of anything. Because it’s not that they’re leaving you in your boat by yourself, even though you feel that way. It’s knowing, that you’re learning. This is part of your experience and just have fun learning what’s in it for you.

Pamela Bardhi: I love that.

Marva Soogrim: I love it.

What would be your best piece of advice for working parents preparing for baby

Pamela Bardhi: Well, I mean, it’s hard because, you know, so many parents, especially here, like in the US. It’s like you get three months, and then from there it’s right back to work and, full speed and all of that. What would be your best piece of advice for working parents who are trying to understand their baby. Understand themselves, keep their marriage together, keep the bills paid, you know, all of these things. So what would be your recommendation there?

Marva Soogrim: Again, you’re doing what you can, so you choose the wisest things to do as opposed to. Like, going, you know, like helter skelter. You say, okay, I go back to work in three months. Bring in a nanny, like, three weeks before someone to trial or trial a couple of people. However, family member, grandmother and, you know, start bonding and building that trust when it comes down to your baby. So then when you’re outside, when you’re working, you’re not, like, really worried. Because that’s going to take away from your production, you know, your work production. It’s so many hats you’re going to be wearing at the same time. I think you just, I like to dance, so I dance for every reason, you know. And I keep myself uplifted and happy because there are things we cannot avoid.

And if you don’t know how the day is going to unfold when you have baby. A baby or babies, it is tough, but don’t go into the toughness of it. Don’t think about it. It’s tough. This is my life, and just uplift, yourself. Want to do the best job I possibly can, i’m going to be falling on my face. But I’m going to get my rest as much as I can, but just be happy with it. Then one day, the hardness of it is going to go away, and you’ll be like, what? I remember when I used to be up, every hour and a half, and I couldn’t sleep. My breast was under my chin, and I, you know, my husband didn’t know what to do. Of course, he’s never going to know what to do because that’s that part of your experience.

So don’t be upset. Knowing that reflux is, oh, my. It’s a, spit up party, you know, so have a couple home clothes that you can. Change and keep your hair up in a bun, because this will be spit up all over it. Like I said, just enjoy it. You know, just change your mindset from, oh, my God. This is, you know, a daunting experience, then that’s what you’re going to have. But if you say, oh, my God, this is what a curve that I’m learning. I’m getting more confident every day. You’ll begin to walk in that direction, but for any situation that comes up, any situation. When it comes down to new parenting or just having multiple children and rearing them is to enjoy the experience. And not go into that place where you feel that you’re alone. That’s how life is.

We all are alone at some point in time in our lives, even if we are with tons of people. Aloneness is a part of life. When you have new experiences and you feel alone, yes, it’s new and it’s alone, you will feel alone. But take that alone time to say, hey, I’m gonna, gravitate to what I have to learn here. Just like I said, go with it, but it’s an inside job. That’s why I’m not giving like this, do this, do that, do that. If you master the inside, the world is your oyster. Because, you have to master. Knowing that you can, you got this because you got you. And that’s where the healing begins, because you’re not waiting on someone else. Because then someone else is going to come and take it. Maybe I don’t do it like that.

This is how to do it. Then you start multitasking and micromanaging, and people don’t like that somebody’s helping you. You know, try to have good conversations, oh, how about we do this instead? I like to do it this way, and it’s the way that you speak to people. They want to help you, but don’t come off like an expert. And then you just had a baby two weeks ago, so there should be and must be a lot of humility, life, period. It really helps no matter who you are, because children learn from us. So it’s not like, let me be humble for three months. No, because your children are watching, and they are learning, and they are copying you. These are what I feel is most important, more than any product that you can buy, the product is you. I absolutely love that, Marvin.

Pamela Bardhi: Well, it’s so true, because they’re taking in all of our emotions, all of our behaviors, all that stuff. They’re almost, like, sucking all of that in. And so, like, a lot of people ask me, they’re like, how is it that you have twins. You’re still, like, you know, happy and jolly? Because I’m, like, I look at them and in such gratitude. I just, like, love on them and all of that, you know, that’s just how it’s always been. Like, yes, you can throw up all over me, it’s all good, you know, I’m fine with that. She’s a baby, that’s just what, you know, that’s what they’re meant to do. So it’s amazing that you’re mentioning the mindset piece because that really is what comes down to the core of it all. That’s what comes down to the core of it.

Marva Soogrim: Of all of it.

Pamela Bardhi: So I love that.

Marva Soogrim: I love that, Marva.

You’ve been doing this for 44 years, and now you’re transitioning

Pamela Bardhi: And now in your transitions into. So, like, you’ve been doing this for 44 years now. Like, the next chapter, you’re kind of winding into something even more awesome. You were kind of hinting at it, but right before the call. I’d love to hear kind of the journey that you’ve been through and kind of where you’re headed.

Marva Soogrim: The time has come where now, I am going to use my experiences to help the world heal. Beginning of, you know, their parenting journey. Like I said, we spoke about some of it before, it’s helping. Helping parents to realize that you can’t, you can’t fight that tiger, it’s fierce and it pays to surrender. Surrender, because you’re not going to be able to control everything, right? And the sooner you surrender and know that, you don’t know what the hell is going on. What you’re doing, how you’re going to feel tomorrow morning when you wake up. You surrender and just take life one day at a time.

There are important things to do outside of caring for a baby. Make those things the priority of the day, and just live life and be happy. Just live life and be happy in it. Because I have worked for people with every. Who got everything, tons of everything, and you still have that sort of disconnect. Like, I don’t know what to do, I don’t know what I’m doing. So it’s not even an economical, you know, situation, it’s everybody’s situation. Now I’m going to take the time to spend the rest of my life helping families. To heal from the get go so they don’t fall into all that crazy, you know, trap of let’s fight. And then there’s a divorce coming up. You know, we’re going to save a lot of families.

Pamela Bardhi: That’s amazing.

What’s your number one piece of advice for families about new parenting

And so touching on that. Like, what’s your number one piece of advice for families, for new parents example or for the healing process? Just all of that which you just mentioned in general, because I would love to leave the audience with that. Because I know there’s a lot of parents listening.

Marva Soogrim: Like I said before, the number one thing I would say to parents is have all your basics. Don’t go crazy shopping, and then you’re going to have a lot of stuff you would not be using for a while. Get the basic things that you need and don’t be overwhelmed by the newness of each day. Take each day and enjoy the experiences, especially the ones that are going to come. That will come up on you that you were not expecting, you know, you were not expecting. So then it throws you. Try not to be thrown too much, you know, and say, oh, this is new.

All right, I’m going to see what I can do to do the best I can. But there’s no right answer, and sometimes there’s no wrong answer. It’s just you, the person, you know, you have to make some changes. No matter who you are, you have to make some changes to be able to go with new parenting, because it’s so unpredictable. The days can be very unpredictable. Some days you and for new parents, go outside and walk. Take the baby and go outside. Beat the blues. Walk, walk. And you’ll see, you would not go into that depression. You’ll never have to take medicine, it’s amazing.

Pamela Bardhi: Well, also, too, when you connect with nature, it just reconnects you and recharges yourself. So, I love that.

Marva Soogrim: Yeah, you go outside, you walk. You know, you have the basic things you need. Like I said, what you need most of all is for you to feel that you’re healing on a daily basis. Go outside, walk, hydrate, and eat as best you can. Eat three big meals a day, one good meal and lots of fluids. And, you know, so all I’m saying is to minimize the pressure that comes with, I have to do this and I have to eat certain things. Then you get confused about what you should eat because now the baby’s gonna be gassy. I’m gonna be helping all of that, you know, to help, you know, alleviate that, this stress of new parenting. I love that.

Marva Sugrim has been helping parents with their children for decades

Pamela Bardhi: I love that, Marva, and I love this last question, which I love so much. And this can be business, it can be personal, it could be anything. Because I really want to hear this from you and your life experience. But what would your older self tell your younger self based on what you know now? Oh.

Marva Soogrim: My older self will tell my younger self, thank goodness you got it, because I knew nothing. And I love that I started in a place where I knew nothing. Because this is why I can relate to parents because they don’t know anything like I did. So now I have grown and I have learned, you know, a lot. There’s so much I can share for the parents anywhere in their, you know, any part of their journey. Meet them where they are.

Pamela Bardhi: Love that, I absolutely love that. Marva, I’m so excited for the next chapter in your journey because you’ve done this with children for so long. And now you’re able to expand into family healing. Which is going to heal generations for a lifetime, for decades, legacy to come. So that is so beautiful, I can’t wait to see what that next chapter looks like for you and all of that. I mean, everyone who’s listening, they’re probably like, oh, my gosh, where can I. Where can I contact Marva, where can I get more info?

Marva Soogrim: All of the things. Yeah, I’m on Facebook, Marva Sugrim. That’s my name. M a r v a. It’s right up there on the screen. My social media is marvelous, baby, and that’s m a r v a l o u s. Babies. Excuse me. is my website. And my, ig is. You’re talking to a person who’s taking care of twins right now. I just got home from work, so, Yes, so marvelous babies is my ig. You know, you get all the information on their link tree and everything there, it’s a good place to start.

Pamela Bardhi: I love that. Well, I can’t wait to see what. How you start laying out. This next chapter is going to be amazing. So much healing and so much amazingness for so many families.

Marva Soogrim: Yeah, lots and lots of work. I went to, I think it was nine military bases doing the same thing. I’ve done that in years gone by, and I would go and they would be having their military baby shower. And, you know, so happy to do a Q and A. Then I would do a little raffle and they would win the basket. Somebody would win the basket that I brought in. You know, I got a taste of what it would be like to have an audience in talking to parents and giving them good advice. I’m an elder, so there’s a lot for me to learn, still. To give and to serve, and to, you know, help many, many, many people. They’re gonna save time, they’re gonna save money, they’re gonna save their minds most of all.

Pamela Bardhi: Amen. I love that marva. You are so magical and I just adore you and your energy. I’m so excited to see what this next chapter brings for you, I’m just so honored. And everyone who heard, of course. Thank you. Everyone who’s listening to this podcast is probably like, oh, my God. Can’t wait to connect with her and learn more.

Marva Soogrim: Yeah, I look forward, thank you. Thank you. And I look forward to serving the masses pretty soon.

Pamela Bardhi: Amen.

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