Mom guilt. Mom rage. Shame. We feel them, then we feel bad. Which doesn't help us feel any better. Here’s how to acknowledge, anticipate, sit with, process, and redirect these feelings, without beating ourselves up for having felt them at all.
Mom guilt. Mom rage. Shame. We feel the things. Then we feel bad about feeling the things. Which doesn't help us feel any better.
In this "Best Of" episode, we discuss how to acknowledge, anticipate, sit with, process, and redirect these feelings, without beating ourselves up for having felt them in the first place.
Here are links to some of the writing on the topic that we discuss in this episode:
Pooja Lakshmin for The New York Times: "Saying No Is Self-Care For Parents"
Motherly: "Mom rage is real-and it's a sign that mother's needs aren't being met"
Lauren Smith Brody for Today's Parent: "Why mom guilt is the biggest lie of all"
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