This week we are deconstructing our episode from last week with Kathy Stowell.  If you haven’t listened to that episode, go back and listen to Episode 24.  As a refresher, Kathy is a mom of two in the self-proclaimed “golden years of parenting”, looking to add some more fun in her life. This week we talk about putting the “fun” back in our lives, parenting children that are wildly different than ourselves, and the importance of finding your community.

Listen as Kate & Liz discuss:

  • Where they find unexpected snippets of fun as moms of little kids.
  • Results of our Briggs-Meyer Personality Tests.
  • How our personality results shine some light on our own limitations that may explain what frustrates us as parents.
  • Compatibility of astrological signs in our families.
  • Tips we use to get our kids to cooperate.
  • Strategies we pick up from other parents in our support network.
  • How isolation increases our guilt over “bad” parenting moments.
  • The importance of interacting & being around other parents.

Links from Show:

Episode 24: Kathy Stowell, Mom of 2 in the “golden age” of parenthood

Greatest Showman Soundtrack

Bad Moms Soundtrack

Briggs-Meyer Personality Test

Yardsticks – Children in the Classroom 4 to 14 Book



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