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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 241

Breaking Free from Mom Guilt, a Modern Motherhood Epidemic

with guest Alli Worthington

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | July 2, 2024 | 43:13 min.

For most moms, living guilt-free sounds like a dream. That’s because an overwhelming 95% of moms experience mom guilt regularly. Author Alli Worthington delves into this pervasive issue and what we can do about it. Together, Dr. Meg and Alli offer refreshing perspectives and practical strategies to help mothers break free from the cycle of self-doubt and judgment.

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Alli Worthington

Alli Worthington, known for her straight-talking encouragement and practical tools that help women reach their dreams in business and life, is the author of five books including The Year of Living Happy, Fierce Faith, Breaking Busy and her latest Remaining You While Raising Them. She is a speaker, podcaster, and life and business coach who launched Called Creatives, a cohort of women speakers and writers. Her guilt-free take on business, family, and balance has led to multiple appearances on The TODAY Show and Good Morning America. Alli lives with her husband, Mark, and their five sons outside of Nashville with the only golden retriever who refuses to retrieve.

EPISODE NOTES

The struggle is real. You ask any mom if they’ve ever experienced mommy guilt and you’ll get a resounding YES. And the data backs it up. Alli’s extensive national survey on the challenges of motherhood has culminated in her latest thought-provoking book, ‘Remaining You While Raising Them’. From debunking myths of motherhood to empowering moms, you’ll get real talk on how to overcome mommy guilt. 

In this episode, you’ll learn how to:

  • Navigate the societal pressures amplifying mom guilt.
  • Unmask the hidden ways social media fuels mom guilt.
  • Shine a light on the importance of self-care and setting defined boundaries.
  • Explore the strategies to promote resilience and independence in children.
  • Appreciate the inherent value in friendships and support systems for mothers.

 

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