Society & Culture
This week I’m celebrating a big milestone: 60 episodes of this podcast, celebrating mamas around the world doing big and small things! To mark the occasion, I want to talk about something that breaks my heart: women who are disappearing under their SuperMama capes.
So many of us do our VERY BEST for our children. We want to give them what we didn’t have, prevent their suffering and plan for every eventuality. It’s not realistic, but we torture our schedules, our bodies and our minds to try and make it possible. We take up less and less space, in hopes of finally satisfying our little humans or giving them THE BEST of us and the world, all the time.
The problem is, in addition to this not being fun, it's also entirely unsustainable. And it's hurting our mental health, our physical health, our careers and our relationships. It's an epidemic, especially amongst international mamas: we expect high levels of functioning from ourselves, with little or no support, and when something's got to give it usually ends up being us.
It's got to stop. In this episode I’m sharing three ways that you can start taking up more space in your life, and loosening the stranglehold of the SuperMama cape. It'll feel great, I promise.
If this resonates with you, I’d LOVE to hear from you. You can email me here or join us over in the Virtual Village on Facebook so we can talk about it. It’s free and I’d love to meet you there. Happy 60th, beauty. I’m so grateful you’re listening.
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EP064: How can we make this moment meaningful? Samaria Williams on grace & writing your own narrative
EP063: Navigating guilt to find fulfilment: Valerie Knopik on brain science, family harmony and chasing your dreams
EP061: Lindsay Bong on taking up space and asking for help as a self-love practice
EP059: The power of legacy: Shermain Philip on art as a doorway to conversation
EP058: Living her (un)Scripted Life: Lizzy Russinko on connection, curiosity and creativity in life and mothering
EP057: Curious and brave: Emma Stroud on building a made-to-measure family and life
EP056: Speak your shame: Rebecca Ching on the importance of shame resilience in parenting and life
EP055: Decluttering changed her life: Marieke Staub on the magical powers of facing our "stuff"
EP065: Rewrite your story: Natasha Bray on healing from disempowering trauma
EP054: It's ok to be happier than your unhappiest child: Barb Klein on love and joy in the face of addiction
EP053: Rachel Flower on the value of hard conversations, and women supporting each other
EP052: Jamie Swanson on breaking the mould, living from faith and creating a life that works for her family
EP051: Prepare to fall in love with Nick and Katherine North: trans dad, gorgeous queer couple & LGBTQI advocates
EP050: Celebrating 50 episodes of MamaFuel with some deep truth telling
EP049: Claire Farrington on the beauties and challenges of life with Down's Syndrome
EP048: Annika Suoma Frey on the life-saving power of following your soul's guidance
EP047: Hannah Corne on a shocking wake-up call
EP046: Alissa Daire Nelson on switching guilt for gratitude and moving from fear to freedom
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