Imagine if you could get out ahead of that unforgiving tidal wave before it takes you down. When did motherhood get so hard? Sometimes, it feels like we have such little control over our lives. But that’s not really true.
“Sometimes you only have five minutes,” says Moms Who Dare Community (link) Founder Jodi Silverman, certified life coach for more than 20 years, podcast host of “In the Nest with Jodi, and motivational speaker. “It was a lot harder when my children were young, but I still found mindful ways to savor the moments.”
What got me out of my slump? What stopped me from burying myself in Zoom professional development classes was finding moments of joy and exhilaration that seeped in through the cracks, and I discovered a powerful personal development tool that anyone can learn at any age that grounds you, improves your focus, productivity, and responsive approach to daily drama, especially for 24/7 parents of young, rambunctious children.
Child Development Therapist Karen DeHaven, MA, BC-DMT, LPC founder and director of AHA! Studio for Integrated Therapies, shares her top tips to make life easier and less stressful for families, so you can parent with more confidence and ease, regardless of what ends up on your already full, overflowing plate.
Do you remember where you were the day COVID-19 hit “pause” and the world shrunk to face-to- face contact with your immediate family? A place where the outside world became the virtual, forbidden planet that we merely pass through.
I do. The teachers were standing around the preschool playground nervously chatting away, distracted by the world news of the virus spreading into every conversation and facet of my life. It wedged itself into every subconscious thought, and with it came fear.