The Mother’s Day Revue: Part 2

By Julie Cusmariu – May 16, 2019

Favourite bits and brand new hits from the podcast series #Motherhood #LetsCreateAVillage
Featuring Dr. Laura Markham, Dr. Deborah MacNamara and other special guests including Karen Brody, Ellen Bettmann, Christine Carter, Ph.D., Tracy Cutchlow, Madonna Maher and more.

In this episode topics covered include: Managing our kids’ emotions and our own, how to navigate and nurture sibling relationships, making bedtime ‘easier’, short clips from guests sharing how motherhood has changed them. It was fun and is jam packed with practical tools and insight to navigate the journey through motherood. There is lots to glean.


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Cheers to you on this wondrous journey through motherhood.

Show notes:

Karen Brody, How has motherhood changed you?
Karen Brody

*9:43 * I became very humbled by motherhood and how I thought I knew it all…. I’m always starting again, each day in motherhood, I feel like I am starting again. “ Karen Brody

Christine Carter, Ph.D
*16:51 “everything about me has been pushed to grow…you’re just forced up against the truth that you’re not in control. “ Christine Carter, Ph.D. Author of The Sweet Spot and Raising Happiness
Dr. Laura Markham
*19:40- 1:07:15
*21:20* Coaching not controlling our children-How can we see it from the child’s perspective? What shifts and changes?
“Nothing triggers primal emotions like parenting.”

You don’t have to do everything at once. You know, I think it’s important for parents to realize that in a way you can postpone everything but love.

“For me the hardest thing to learn and maybe the most important, this was for me, but I think it’s important for all parents, is don’t expect perfection from them or from you. You’re human. You don’t have to be perfect. What matters is that you go for love as much as you can. “
“We need to spend more time talking about the good enough mother. This is not about bad versus perfect. It’s really about good enough.” Dr. Alexandra Sachs
*33:27*- Accepting Emotions
“One particular way to accept the emotions,  is when your kid is very upset is letting them cry. If they need to. And most parents think they have to stop crying or fixed crying or send the kid away if they cry. And actually sometimes we all just need to cry. “
*37:00- Making bedtime ‘easier’.
*48:00 mins: How to navigate and nurture sibling relationships.
*55:18 “It is true that sibling dynamics push our buttons more than just about anything else.”
*01:08:45 Ellen Bettmann, How has motherhood changed you?
*01:11:56  Madonna Maher
“We look at our children and we say stop being immature, but they are immature. It takes a long time to grow.”
*01:13:33- 01:48:45 Dr. Deborah MacNamara
Rest Play, Grow, Making Sense of Preschoolers (Or Anyone Who Acts Like One)
Young children don’t multitask, think twice or say things like, part of me feels like throwing a train at your head while the other side of me thinks I should use my words instead. “
“Emotional maturity doesn’t mean a parent is no longer stirred up by their feelings in relationship to their child. Emotional maturity is how we accept and make room for the feelings our children raise in us”
Tracy Cutchlow,

“Parenting for hours on end is exhausting mental work just from a brain perspective and involves staying constantly alert, focusing attention and ignoring distractions, intuiting and responding to another person’s needs, one after the other, and acting with empathy and self control.”

Karen Brody.  www.
“What crazy person doesn’t rest when they’re tired. I put my kids down for a nap every day to keep them from feeling exhausted. Why not me? Why was I grabbing for so many remedies? Even healthy remedies like high powered yoga workouts in green smoothies to rescue me when rest was the most obvious remedy. Why don’t we just rest when we’re tired? “
Ellie Ballentine, How has motherhood changed you?
Listen to Part 1 of The Mother’s Day Revue here. Featuring Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. and more phenomenal guests.

Julie Cusmariu is a certified life coach, certified mentor coach, and intuitive consultant. She helps leaders and creative individuals trust their intuition and use their voice to create positive change, gain clarity, and lead with meaning and purpose. Julie is the host, creator, and producer of ‘Julie in Conversation’ a weekly live podcast with expert guests inspiring personal and collective change.
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