Motherhood has all the feels: pride, joy, fear, accomplishment, worry, and overwhelm (often with a hefty side of mom-guilt). Juggling these terrifying and satisfying waters can be challenging, especially if you want to master motherhood with both Grit and Grace. Real-life moms, Darlene Brock (who’s raised two daughters, now upgraded to Nonie—her fancy title for grandmother) and Julie Graham (widowed boymom in the trenches of single motherhood like many of you) share practical tips to do this. Strong Mama, don’t worry that you’re messing up or that you’re alone. In this episode, Julie and Darlene share hands-on advice on parenting techniques that they learned and have or are using themselves. Things like making quality time with your kids, establishing healthy boundaries, using discipline, and implementing rules and chores (suggested by age groups from toddlers to teens)! Take heart, Mama, we may not have all the answers, but we have several that might help. If you know another mama who needs encouragement, share this show. We’re mommin’ it together with both grit and grace.
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Quote of the episode:
“Breathe. The moments matter. Not the perfect ones, but the every single day nitty gritty showing up moments of motherhood. Your kids don’t need perfection, just you. Loving, giving, trying, and simply being their mom. Breathe.” Rachel Marie Martin
Check out these episodes we mentioned:
Rest Easy Moms, Here Are the Things That Matter – 102 and Stop the Mommy Wars: Every Mom Is Doing Something Right – 045
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