EPISODE 8: UNSOLICITED ADVICE, BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF MOMS & GROWN UP TANTRUMS
Updated: Jan 29
Emily is a high-school teacher, a mom, wife, a creator, and my neighbor and real-life yoda. In this episode, we talk about mom friends, mom-shaming, and unsolicited advice.
Here are my favorite quotes from the show:
"You want what’s best for your kids… the problem is there there isn’t always 1 best answer. It’s what’s best for you at that time."
"Most of the time when people are talking down to me about something, its usually because there is something in their life that’s going really crummy. And they need to talk themselves up in a different capacity. And if that’s what they need in that moment so that they can feel the ground under their feet, I’ll take it sister."
"There’s this hidden team of motherhood. And if you’re not building the camaraderie and building the team stronger, you’re not going about it the right way."
"I look for the ways around me that moms need help, not advice."
"People are too complex for 1 size fits all answers to things. We are beautiful and rich humans and just because something works or worked for me doesn’t mean that that’s what’s going to work for you."
"I went through a year where I felt like I wasn’t the best at anything because I was spreading myself pretty thin… and it just reminded me that I can help people even when I don’t feel like I’m helping. It doesn’t have to be this grandiose gesture. It’s just being me with them."
"When you have your two choices, pretend you’ve already made one of them choice. How does it make you feel?"
"I try hard to wait until I’m asked. If the world is not looking for my answer, I can hold onto it."