Episode 39: Rachael Amarante – Finding Joy in Motherhood & Summer Sanity Ideas and Tips

Rachael Amarante is on the podcast today! Rachael is the mother of 4 boys and she has recently started The Awakening Motherhood Project. She created The Awakening Motherhood Project when she looked at social media and saw that we are all filled with noise, expectations, perfection and anxiety. She wanted to talk about motherhood in a way that felt real so through her newsletter and social media she shares ways to remind us of how to find ourselves again in motherhood and how to show up for our kids in the best way. 

In this episode, we talk about finding joy as a parent even when it is really hard. Rachael also really gives us some really great tips on transitioning into summertime with your kids, with the schedules changing and all of that. She has some tips that I am definitely going to try in my own life!

What we talked about:

3:05- Being the mom of 4 boys

11:10- What The Awakening Motherhood Project is

22:30- Tips for handling the summertime transition with kids

33:25- Finding joy even in the moments when your kids are fighting

40:30- Tip for taking your kids to the grocery store with you and giving them authority to cook meals

49:30- Showing up in motherhood as you want to and finding balance between routine and having fun throughout the summer

55:35- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola

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