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Simple Ways to Relieve Mom Guilt and Find Peace with Ali Flynn

  1. Simple Ways to Relieve Mom Guilt and Find Peace with Ali Flynn Dr. Cam 39:58

Ever feel completely drained, like there’s nothing left in the tank for you (or your kids!), but the idea of “me-time” triggers guilt?  You’re not alone! A whopping 80% of moms wrestle with this!  

But what if we could ditch the guilt and find peace and joy in motherhood?

That’s exactly what we’re tackling today!

I’m joined by Ali Flynn, the mastermind behind Hang in There, Mama! Ali understands the unique challenges of raising teens. We get into real, actionable tips to help you ditch the guilt and carve out moments to recharge, even with your crazy schedule. Because guess what? A happy, healthy YOU means a happier, healthier family.

Key Takeaways

  • Moms often feel alone and not good enough in their motherhood journey, but it’s important to know that they are not alone and that other moms are struggling too.
  • Guilt in motherhood comes from societal expectations of perfection, but it’s important to recognize that it’s unrealistic and to let go of the need to compare oneself to others.
  • Self-Care and self-love are crucial for moms to feel fulfilled and to model healthy behavior for their children.
  • Finding moments of quiet and decompressing through deep breathing and taking walks can be simple yet effective ways to prioritize Self-Care. Prioritize Self-Care and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
  • Let go of excessive worrying and trust in your child’s capabilities.
  • Reflect on your parenting approach and find ways to evolve and support your child’s growth.
  • Seek support from other moms and share experiences to feel less alone.

Meet Ali Flynn

Ali Flynn, the creator of Hang in There, Mama and certified English and Special Education teacher is excited to share with you the joys and hardships of raising teens with an open heart, honesty, and some tears. She is a mom to four daughters who offers daily encouragement and support to moms while keeping it real and letting them know they are not alone on their motherhood journey. 

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ABOUT THE SHOW: The ‘Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam’ Podcast: Your Guide to Navigating Adolescence Without the Drama. Hosted by Cameron (Dr. Cam) Caswell, an adolescent psychologist specializing in empowering parents and nurturing teen development. In each episode, she partners with a guest expert to deliver invaluable insights and practical advice for building a closer relationship with your teen & finding joy amidst the challenges

Whether you’re an experienced parent looking to enhance your teenager’s mental well-being and strengthen your connection, or a newcomer to the world of adolescence, this podcast is a must-listen.  

Cameron (Dr. Cam) Caswell, PhD, the “teen translator,” is an adolescent psychologist, family success coach, and co-creator of Thriving School Community, a revolutionary program designed for schools to improve student, staff, and parent well-being.

For over two decades, she has been helping parents build strong, positive relationships with their teens through improved communication, connection, and understanding. Dr. Cam is a TEDx speaker, host of the Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam podcast, co-creator of the “I Am Enough” teen 12-week workshop, author of Power Phrases for Parents: Teen Edition, and co-author of Improving School Mental Health: The Thriving School Community Solution.

Dr. Cam is the mom of a teen too, so she not only talks the talk, she walks the walk!

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