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The Discussion Room

The Discussion Room

By Ms. Reid

An extension of DaaamnDaddy.com: Where Daddy Issues Drive Discussion, The Discussion Room serves as a safe space to have tough conversations about how our relationships or lack thereof with our parents shape who we are and how we show up in the world. Ultimately examining the patterns of cultural success and failure, so we can change the trajectory of parenting toward the positive.
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Breastfeeding, Parenting & Schools OH MY

The Discussion Room Aug 27, 2022

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Breastfeeding, Parenting & Schools OH MY

Breastfeeding, Parenting & Schools OH MY

It's Black Breastfeeding Week and 2 years into motherhood, Ms. Reid reflects on her Breastfeeding experience, what is has been like to choose a care provider for her child & the results of her Instagram Story engagement asking people how they feel about parenting. Give it a listen, subscribe on your favorite streaming platform and donate to buymeacoffee.com/MsReid to keep this creator going!
Aug 27, 202201:02:04
Find Joy on Father's Day

Find Joy on Father's Day

What do you do when the protection you need, puts your loved ones at risk? 

How do you address the patterns that produce people prepared to spend their lives in a cell when they don't belong there? 

Do you know how to comfort a child who loses their father days before father's day when you can't process the world losing a beautiful soul?

Are you finding joy in the same place you find your answers?

Can you give grace to people who didn't know they had anything to heal from?

Jun 20, 202234:10
Thank You!

Thank You!

Ms. Reid makes an announcement and Thanks listeners for their support in amplifying the PodCa$h Grant application submitted by The Discussion Room.
Mar 31, 202210:21
What Wisdom is Made of, with Ashlee Wisdom

What Wisdom is Made of, with Ashlee Wisdom

Ms. Reid shares more than an hour with co-founder and CEO of Health in Her Hue Ashlee Wisdom. Ashlee shares what made her feel connected to the early content Ms. Reid wrote on DaaamnDaddy. How growing up in the church has helped shape who she is today. The lineage of persevering and pioneering women she comes from. And what it means to have a father and still feel you’ve missed out on the Daddy’s Girl experience. She shares what steps she's taking to make sure she doesn't get lost in the sauce of capitalism while growing her business. Explaining to her immigrant family that she set aside plans of being a doctor to work in public health, which has now grown into a health tech start-up, Ashlee continues to blaze her own path.
Mar 24, 202201:25:02
Becoming Black and Better with Berrell Cobb
Jan 27, 202201:26:47
Motherhood Ain't Easy: Thoughts from 10/9/2021

Motherhood Ain't Easy: Thoughts from 10/9/2021

In the last episode Ms. Reid got vulnerable about her struggle with adapting to motherhood. Some listeners reached out & asked that she share the unreleased content she mentioned in that episode. Here, you get raw reflections from October 9, 2021 and a bit of celebration for starting this platform nearly seven years ago.

Next Month, February 2022 marks seven years since Daaamn Daddy, the blog from which this podcast comes, was started. We encourage you to share any feedback for how that blog/this podcast has impacted your life in the past seven years by sending an email to msreid@daamndaddy.com

As always Thank You for listening. Follow us on IG: @thediscussionroompodcast & share your favorite episode with a friend.

Jan 13, 202255:52
Why I Do NOT like being a Mom

Why I Do NOT like being a Mom

Ms. Reid gets open & vulnerable about her personal struggles with her role as a parent. •What happened to the village mentality? •Why standing firm in your own boundaries matters •What it's like being responsible for someone else with no days off
Dec 16, 202138:00
DaBaby Backlash
Aug 12, 202115:41
FBF: I'm Your Parent Not Your Friend

FBF: I'm Your Parent Not Your Friend

On this International Day of Friendship(7/30/2021), revisit a clip from a conversation with the hosts of Girl Talk with Pops, Brittany & Todd Gwynn, a Father Daughter Duo who manage to have a friendship in addition to Todd's parental guidance. Learn what helped Todd develop this type of relationship with his daughters and also reflect on your own relationships. 

Additionally, Ms. Reid is looking to be a guest on other podcasts, listen to her playlist "Featuring Ms. Reid" on Spotify & tell your other favorite podcast hosts to have her on their show.

As always you can visit daaamndaddy.com/podcast to subscribe to The Discussion Room on your favorite listening platforms. And follow The podcast on Instagram and Facebook for more.

Jul 30, 202128:18
Throwback Thursday: Fatherly Forgiveness
Jul 08, 202148:45
Throwback Thursday: Black Mental Health Matters

Throwback Thursday: Black Mental Health Matters

In honor of May being #MentalHealthAwareness Month I decided to bring back this conversation from Season 2 with Reginald A. Howard, host of the Black Mental Health Podcast. He shares his mental wellness journey. Talks about how fatherhood helped him understand his father's absence & why in his opinion it may seem easier for men to forgive absent fathers than women.


All month long on Ms. Reid's Instagram page, she has been encouraging women to share their Maternal Mental Health Experiences. If you have one to share, feel free to email msreid@daaamndaddy.com and read today's on Daaamndaddy.com


For more information on Reginald, visit his website here.

May 20, 202101:07:02
Mother's Day & Mental Health

Mother's Day & Mental Health

Check on the Mother's in your life. #MentalHealthMatters & some times what they're dealing with is deeper than what you know! If you have a Maternal Mental Health Issue you would like to share email msreid@daaamndaddy.com or seek opportunities to share with me on IG  @daaamndaddy

Don't forget to rate us on your favorite streaming platforms so your friends can find us!

May 09, 202113:56
Becoming Body Guards

Becoming Body Guards

****WARNING: This episode includes details of CHILD ABUSE & SEXUAL ASSAULT Please make sure you are in a safe mental space before listening.****

This episode from Season 1 highlights a story filled with child abuse and sexual assault. The guest who openly shares her past is Ira Warren. She and her husband Divine Warren have co-authored a book for children to help them become guardians of their own bodies. Please support their efforts to end the molestation epidemic by purchasing a copy of their book BODYGUARDS.


Ira describes the abuse she survived at the hands of her parents. How it felt to be unable to protect her own children from abuse. And the work she's doing now to stop other children from experiencing sexual trauma.


April is both CHILD ABUSE & SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS Month. And May begins MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS Month. If you are a survivor of either child abuse or sexual assault please be sure to utilize tools such as therapy to maintain your mental health and wholeness.

Apr 30, 202101:06:01
Getting to Know Journey Mom

Getting to Know Journey Mom

The woman behind Journey Mom shares with Ms. Reid about Motherhood, her love of solo travel, establishing cultural identity & working in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion space. We also touch on some of the unspoken impacts of COVID-19. 



If you enjoy this episode, please consider supporting our ability to secure future guests.

Mar 04, 202157:08
Getting to Know The Beginning
Feb 18, 202113:25
Getting to Know the Gwynns
Feb 04, 202101:21:04
Getting to Know GranPa

Getting to Know GranPa

Interviewing my Granpa led to discussions about how his parents were raised. What lessons from them he passed on to his children. Being drafted during the Vietnam War. Religion, Real Estate and so much more! Tune in to hear what happens as I get to know my GranPa a little bit better.

Jan 21, 202101:38:42
Throwback Thursday: Journey to Jewels

Throwback Thursday: Journey to Jewels

It's National Mentoring Month, so today we're throwing it back to Season 1 interview with the Founder of Jewels Inc. Mrs. BMarcell Williams. Not only does she tell us how losing a loved one helped inspire the movement that is know as Jewels Inc. She also opens up about marriage and motherhood & how her relationship with God has carried her through the hard times. Tune in for some gems from this Jewel!

Jan 14, 202101:09:48
Getting to Know GranMa

Getting to Know GranMa

In this episode Ms. Reid Interviews her Maternal Grandmother about being raised by her father in the south; running away to reunite with her mother in the  north; why she wouldn't marry an alcoholic & what it was like raising a teen Mom.

Jan 07, 202155:28
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Season 3 is dropping January 7th! Get into what's new by listening to Ms. Reid's New Year Message. 

Visit Facebook.com/TheDiscussionRoomPod to leave feedback and follow @thediscussionroompodcast on IG for more

Jan 02, 202102:58
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Sharing a bit of Holiday Cheer with my Tiny Cohost

Dec 03, 202007:55
A Tale of Two Adoptions

A Tale of Two Adoptions

In Honor of National Adoption Day on 11/21 and National Adoption Month, I share a few clips from previous episodes where guests discuss their adoption stories. With critics questioning why black people don't adopt, as numbers of black & brown children in the system increases, it was important to highlight those that have experienced being adopted. When you're done, I encourage you to go back and listen to their individual stories in depth. Season 1 Episode 4 Epic Endurance and Season 2 Episode 7 Angelle's Adoption Story

Nov 19, 202010:40
Tassika Tales

Tassika Tales

In honor of National Novel Writer’s Month, I share this conversation recorded in March 2020 with Author, Essayist and Communicator Extraordinaire Tassika Lloyd. She shares with us the history behind her book “She’s Your Daughter Too” and how her relationship with her father has been the foundation for her relationship with words. Press play on this episode if you want to hear what it sounds like to literally SPEAK LIFE into someone. Find Tassika on Instagram @tassikadotcom

Nov 05, 202001:49:06
Just Dropping In

Just Dropping In

Quick word from Ms. Reid

Nov 02, 202001:24
Reflecting & Rebuilding w/ Reginald A. Howard

Reflecting & Rebuilding w/ Reginald A. Howard

Author & podcast host Reginald A. Howard enters The Discussion Room to talk about how is own struggles with Mental Health led him to forgive his father, write his book & become an advocate for others. Find him on Social Media @reginaldahoward & grab his book Struggling to Success https://reginaldahoward.bigcartel.com/

Oct 15, 202001:09:31
How Heavy Has it Been

How Heavy Has it Been

What's the worst 2020 has done to you? Take your favorite athlete? A beloved political mentor? Remind you of the systems that operate against you? Rob you of celebrations you'll never get back or take your father away? How heavy has the year been & how can you help heal?

Oct 08, 202019:40
Throwback Thursday: Epic Impact

Throwback Thursday: Epic Impact

Join Ms. Reid in a moment of remembering a Cycle Breaker from Season 1 as she shares some clips of her interview with guest Aprille Franks. October is the start to Domestic Violence Awareness Month and these clips highlight instances of overcoming Domestic Violence at various life stages. If you or someone you know needs assistance escaping a situation involving Intimate Partner Violence call 1-800-799-7233

Oct 01, 202014:24
It's Broke Y'all

It's Broke Y'all

In this Season 2 episode, Ms. Reid explores the impact poor paternity leave policies have on parenting dynamics and shares what she's learned about other countries' policies. She also talks about not holding back your true self in relationships.
Sep 24, 202023:28
Back As A New Mom

Back As A New Mom

Tune in for updates on where the show has been & what to expect next.

Sep 17, 202010:52
Angelle's Adoption and After
Jan 16, 202057:11
Dr. Love! Self-Love through Separation & Manifestation
Jan 09, 202001:06:20
Sadija S.A.I.L.S. On
Jan 02, 202001:00:09
Brian Begins a Tradition
Dec 26, 201945:38
Black Girl Brilliance with Shy Williams

Black Girl Brilliance with Shy Williams

Shy Williams of Shy Speaks enters The Discussion Room to talk everything from her children's books instilling  pride in the youth, her parent's estranged relationship due to the pursuit of education & how she taught herself Black History & has curated bus tours to share that experience with others. Sit back & relax, because this episode features 2 Jersey girls discussing Daddy Issues & the education system with so much more along the way. To learn more about Detective turned Social Justice Advocate Shy Williams, visit her website speakshy.com or follow her on social media @iamshywilliams

And to Fulfill our Christmas Wish go subscribe to our YouTube Page and hit SUBSCRIBE!

Dec 19, 201901:40:57
Finances & Fatherhood with Money Making Mike Morisseau
Dec 12, 201901:00:54
Tish Talks Grief, Goals & Generational Patterns
Dec 05, 201901:13:08
A Taste of Season 2
Nov 28, 201905:34
We're Baaaack Season 2 Intro Teaser

We're Baaaack Season 2 Intro Teaser

Thank you for all of your support & patience! New episodes will be released in the coming weeks!

Nov 19, 201900:21
Ira's Indubitable Resilience

Ira's Indubitable Resilience

Vocal artist & mother Ira Warren shares the story of her upbringing and how it's led her to write a book for children about how to guard their bodies. This episode includes sensitive material surrounding the topics of child abuse & sexual assault as she discusses what she has coined the Molestation Epidemic.
Apr 08, 201801:05:33
KyShon Keeps Searching

KyShon Keeps Searching

KyShon Johnson, creator of the 100 Other Halves Movement shares how a study abroad experience led her to search for answers about father-daughter relationships in the black community.
Mar 24, 201801:02:10
Daddy Do Over With Darryl

Daddy Do Over With Darryl

Born and raised in Baltimore, Darryl shares his experience of building bridges to a break a generational pattern of absenteeism. Drugs and incarceration caused his father to miss much of his life & every day he prays & works hard that he'll never have to be missing from his own child's life. Get a glimpse of what it's been like for him allowing his Dad to have a Do Over, and be a better grandfather than he was a father.
Feb 16, 201846:23
Meet Ms. Reid

Meet Ms. Reid

Daaamn Daddy & Discussion Room founder tells more about how it all got started.
Feb 09, 201801:14:13
Neo's New Outlook

Neo's New Outlook

Philanthropist, entrepreneur & student of Life Nehemiah Davis shares his new outlook on learning and how he plans to shape the next generation by being who he needed.
Feb 02, 201825:39
Living Village Minded w/ LIFE

Living Village Minded w/ LIFE

Poet, Motivaltional Speaker & Mentor Life Speaks Life shares the story of a how his mentor saved his life. What it means to be village minded & how his Godilogical father was there when his biological father wasn't.
Jan 26, 201801:05:09
BMarcell's Mentor Moves

BMarcell's Mentor Moves

Grieving her Dad's death opened her up to God's guidance & she used it to create a mentoring movement 11years strong. During our chat she opens up about depression, marriage, motherhood and knowing her father's love laid a foundation for her self-esteem & self-respect.
Jan 12, 201801:09:20
Tiara Talks New Beginnings

Tiara Talks New Beginnings

Never say "Never" Tiara tells us why she reconnected with her Dad six years after telling him she never wanted to hear from him again.
Jan 02, 201801:26:13
Val's Voice on Dating

Val's Voice on Dating

Founder of Val's Bytes shares her thoughts on Dating with Daddy Issues. We learn about the Abandonment Spectrum.
Jan 02, 201859:41
Getting Judicious With Judith

Getting Judicious With Judith

Unwrapping Perfect Daddy Syndrome with Judith Rapley. Understanding that your man is NOT your Dad & you shouldn't expect him to be.
Dec 31, 201754:07
Sherelle's Secret

Sherelle's Secret

Sherelle shares her stepparenting journey in hopes of making other stepparent's experience a little easier.
Dec 25, 201701:05:32
Aprille's Epic Endurance

Aprille's Epic Endurance

Aprille Franks-Hunt gets real about the circumstances that made her want to own her power & encourage other women to do the same. Press play for a chat on Epic Endurance.
Dec 22, 201759:37