What does it take to nurture and grow community? In this episode of the podcast, I share what I’ve learned about building communities, growing them, and designing online gathering places in a deliberate way. Not everything is as easy as it appears—getting the nuances of timing, logistics, and people right can take a lot of iterations before it comes together. Here’s what I’ve learned about facilitation, group programs, and creating a deliberate space and practices that allow people to come together in community.
In our culture, mothers are divided into two camps: the “Perfect Mother” or the “Bad Mom.” This false dichotomy robs women of a shared language to speak about motherhood as it really is: an expansive, grey emotional zone of swirling, conflicting feelings. Dr. Alexandra Sacks guides us a through a new way of looking at motherhood through the lens of “matrescence” — or the natural psychological experience that is the identity transition into motherhood.
Do you find space to advocate for yourself in medical situations? Sarah + Cary discuss owning your expertise (you ARE the expert of your body), the dangers for women in a world designed for men, motherhood as a pathway for healing, how to reduce traumatic births, and why we are so fired up about our female elected official here in the US and abroad. News, media + podcast recap in a special April preview + highlight episode airing April 1, 2019.
It’s official: we were trying to do too much. Starting 2019 off right, we decided to make some critical changes to bring about a better family balance.
Childcare can feel really overwhelming, especially when you have little babies and you’re trying to figure out how to go back to work. With my first kid, we used in-home daycares. With my second, we hired a nanny. Here’s everything two mamas learned about how to hire a nanny by doing it ourselves (a lot).
Can parenting be done mindfully, giving your intuition the same weight as what you are reading and hearing from the experts? Can we hack parenting?