The first time I tried to navigate a stroller into a coffee shop, I was at the wrong coffee shop. I say that because the coffee shop had a step in front of it, and everyone looked like they thought I was evil to have a stroller with me. Also, I had no idea what I was doing. Needless to say, it didn’t go that well.
When Motherhood Breaks You: Rediscovering Yourself and Your Artistic Voice as a Mother — Ep #067 with Peng Scheerer
Can you be a mother and retain your artistic spirit? Peng Scheerer joins us to discuss the challenges with parenting while pursuing a career as an artist.
What changes when you have two kids? I’m currently pregnant with our second kid, due later this year, and I started wondering what I might need to think about, prepare for, and learn. How would our lives change as two parents with one child, adding a newborn to the mix? How would my older kid react? Would our schedules change? I decided to ask my community for advice, and I received a ton of replies, full of advice and notes I would not have considered if I were left to my own devices. Here’s what my parent friends had to say.
There is a lot of noise on the interwebs around creating the perfect morning routine. But here’s the thing about being a parent: There is no such thing as ‘routine.’ The demands placed on you by the tiny human in your life are ever-changing, and every morning looks vastly different from the one before.
Today I got a great reader question about social media: should my kid have social media accounts? And how much do you share as a parent about your kid? There are so many new considerations for parents today, in 2018. This is a hard question to answer because I don’t think there are hard and fast rules—I think there are a lot of ways to do parenting, and social, and it depends on your kid and your life. Here’s what I think, and what works for me, and what I’ve been doing.
Planning for maternity leave as an entrepreneur means you have to figure out how to keep the business moving, too—how do you decide what to delegate?