Episode 73: Motherhood + FOMO



This week's episode is airing in tandem with Sarah and Meagan from The Mom Hour podcast—we're both talking about motherhood and the fear of missing out (FOMO). Sometimes we avoid talking about FOMO at the risk of sounding ungrateful, but the truth is there's an opportunity cost with every big decision in life ... and motherhood is no exception. From the temptation to compare ourselves with what we see on social media to actually missing out on things because we couldn't line up childcare or the toddler is sick (again), we open up honestly about where we struggle with FOMO and how we work to shift our perspective from one of lacking to one of gratitude.

Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

Connect with The Mom Hour: Podcasts // Show Notes // Instagram // FOMO episode

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Tim Keller

Indiana Adams on IMDb (glory days)

Related previous episodes:

Ep. 46: Grow Your Hope With Ruth Chou Simons
Ep. 71: Conversations With Our Pre-Mom Selves
This Is How We Do: Creativity

Related essays:

The Relief Of A Mustard Yellow Cardigan
I’m Feeling Jealous

Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings, content managed by Jennifer Batchelor.


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