The cure to burnout is not about quick fixes or a day at the spa; we’ll talk about the personal and systemic changes that need to be implemented and prioritized in order to support an entire generation of parents faced with unreasonably high expectations and battling constant parenting guilt.
Joining me to discuss the advocacy work The Chamber of Mothers is doing, ways you can get involved, and how to find joy in an often turbulent world is the founder of Working Momtras, Raena Boston. If you’ve been feeling helpless or hopeless in light of recent events, I hope this episode makes you feel empowered and renewed in its collective call to action and message of togetherness.
Joining me is the founder of Not Safe For Mom Group, Alexis Barad-Cutler. We have a raw and honest conversation about what it means to be a caregiver today, the effects COVID-19 has had on mothers in the workforce and Chamber of Mothers, a passion project she is the co-founded of, aimed at fighting for mothers’ rights including paid family leave, plus how you can get involved.
Dr. Emily Upshur, my partner from our joint group practice Upshur Bren Psychology Group, and I are helping a mom who is worried about maintaining a secure attachment bond with her baby when she has to go back to work once her maternity leave ends. Whether or not you’re planning to be a working parent, this episode is chock full of the psychological and real world applications of attachment theory, attunement, transitions, self-care and separation anxiety.