While Liz is out with her newest addition to her beautiful family, Amanda Rowe is co-hosting this episode with me.  Amanda was featured in Episode 55.  In case you missed that episode, Amanda is a freelance writer, an academic administrator, an amateur chef, a travel enthusiast, a blogger, and a book hoarder. Her first children’s book If There Never Was a You was recently released.  Amanda and I will deconstruct our episode from last week with Debra Fox Gansenberg.  If you haven’t listened to that, go back and download last week’s episode. This week we will be talking about our highs and lows, moms only being as happy as their least happy child, and some parenting pitfalls we see.


Listen as Kate & Amanda share: 

  • Low: Parenting through moments of sadness.
  • Low: Regret after an epic blow out with a child.
  • Being only as happy as your least happy child.
  • Challenges of having more than one child.
  • Feeling judged by other parents.
  • How social media makes us feel judged.
  • The need to connect with other parents.
  • Writing & blogging connects us with community.
  • Fostering reading in our children.



 If There Never Was a You by Amanda Rowe (Book)

Social Media & Link to Maternal Mental Health (Priory Report)



Amanda’s Website

Amanda’s Book: If There Never Was a You

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How To Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids—And Be Ok With It by Lisa Sugarman & Debra Fox Gansenberg (Book)

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