024: Fighting Against Mom-Guilt

A few years ago, I had a phone conversation with a friend that changed my perspective forever.  She told me why she never feels mom-guilt.  And I loved her wisdom and think of it often. Listen to this week's episode to hear her advice, as well as three strategies that I use frequently when I feel the mom-guilt sneaking in:   1) List all of the blessings that your kids have in their lives, from you and others. 2) Reject "filtered-thinking." Zoom out so you can see the big-picture of yourself and your kids' lives. 3) Examine whether your guilt is beckoning you higher, or dragging you down lower.   I love to hear from you!  Let me know what resonated from this episode or others at @3in30podcast on Instagram or 3in30podcast@gmail.com. Show Notes: -Organization I worked with in South Africa: https://helponenow.org/south-africa/ -More about the people I worked with in South Africa: http://fyionrachandry.blogspot.com/2016/11/i-want-to-introduce-you-to-people-who.html -Episode about the three best tools I learned in counseling, including how to recognize and combat "filtered-thinking": http://3in30podcast.com/ep-012-stop-mehan-3-best-tools-learned-counseling/ -Another great episode to help combat mom-guilt, "How to Be the Mom You Are, Instead of the Mom You Think You Should Be": http://3in30podcast.com/ep-016-how-to-be-the-mom-you-are-instead-of-the-mom-you-think-you-should-be-julie-bastedo/ -Last week's episode "How to Stop Looking at Your Phone So Much--And Why It Matters": http://3in30podcast.com/lookup/  

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