Tag: parenting


What Does It Really Mean to “Mother”?

By Chelsea Bowen Bretzke, Published Author & Mother of 6
“Mother” may be one of the most loaded words of all time! It is jam-packed with cultural and social baggage, ideals, connotations, expectations, on both collective conscience levels as well as individual psyches and experience. But what does it mean to me?

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The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto

I read this parenting manifesto in Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly! I loved it so much, that I recorded it in my own voice, and I listen to it everyday as part of my affirmations to remind myself of the kind of mother I’m working hard to be! As I was listening to it this morning, I felt inspired to share it with you.

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Ep. #74: Choices & Control

Learning to share control within a family is hard. As parents, we have gained so much knowledge and experience that we want to share with our kids. The problem is, they don’t always want to hear it. In this episode, we talk about the importance of offering choices to older kids and teens as a way to share control and build trust.

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