Maggie: When good moms need to be bad

Sometimes we use thrills — even illegal ones — to lift our mood when we’re feeling down. Maggie is a stay-at-home mom who struggles with the humdrum of raising little ones.
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"With my stroller it's so easy to do. I can just be the flustered mom." — Maggie

Sometimes we use thrills — even illegal ones — to lift our mood when we're feeling down. Maggie is a stay-at-home mom who struggles with the humdrum of raising little ones.  Can she find a way to feel proud and powerful without resorting to destructive risks?

Listen for:

  • How Maggie regulates her mood (in healthy and unhealthy ways).
  • How parenting is meaningful and mundane often at the same time.
  • How our relationships with our own parents influence our parenting.
  • How it can be helpful to get real with both our kids and our parents about our emotions.

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