Becoming a mom is a life-changing event for our bodies, our minds, and our identities. This concept forms the heart of Amber Trueblood’s wonderful book Stretch Marks: A Self-Development Tool for Mothers Who are Being Stretched in Every Direction. Amber is a licensed therapist, author, podcaster, and mother to four sons. As an avid reader and learner, she curates courses, workshops, and simple self-care tools for women. In our conversation with Amber, we delve into her work on helping moms find calm, peace, and fulfillment by silencing self-judgment, identifying unreasonable expectations, and banishing baloney beliefs. We discuss some of the expectations that might be causing you frustration, as well as how to identify and address them. Amber unpacks some of the challenges parents might currently be facing, like getting kids to bed at a reasonable hour and establishing a morning routine. We also discuss teaching kids independence from an early age and interrogate how moms can sometimes become addicted to their family being dependent on them. Finally, we hear from Amber about her self-care routine and what she has coming up. Tune in today for this essential episode on why your inner peace and calm are so beneficial for yourself and your family!
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHCpwjkmrtE
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