Episode 71: Conversations With Our Pre-Mom Selves



This week, we're talking about all the things we didn't know that we didn't know before kids. From a false sense of control (surely good behavior is just a matter of consistent and firm boundaries ... right?) to the things we swore we'd never do only to end up doing them (we're looking at you, goldfish crackers for dinner and weekly baths), there's a lot about motherhood that's upended who we thought we were. But then there are also the parts of us that are unchanged or have only been brought into sharper focus as a result of becoming a mom. Whether you're preparing for your first or you're three or four kids into motherhood, we hope this episode makes you laugh and helps you reflect on how raising our kids influences the people we become, too.

Show Notes

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Previous episodes mentioned:
Ep. 48: A Life Of Little Moments With Melanie Shankle
Ep. 54: Growing Your Family: Part One
Ep. 65: Parenting for the Long Haul with Krista Gilbert
Ep. 70: One & Done: Raising An Only Child
This Is How We Do: Preparing For Baby
Episode 49: Motherhood + Loneliness

Related essays:
A Letter To My Pre-Mom Self
Babies Aren't Science Fair Projects

Show credits: 

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


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