Episode 36: Reimagining The Role of “Mom”

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In this episode, we are going to reimagine the role of “Mom”.

You’re not “just” a mom.

I’m really happy to be able to bring you this weeks conversation about being a mom and learning more about how we view our role of “Mom”.

I recorded this episode for you while I was away for five days alone in Martha’s Vineyard so I could get some work done and I noticed how much I was able to focus and work while I was on my own, but I also recognize just how much I was missing my own kids.

Honestly, this interview felt like a warm hug, because I was able to sit down with this week’s podcast guest and talk about motherhood, while I was personally experiencing how much I actually love being a mom.

So, even though I choose to spend time away from my family once in a while so I can get more work done, I got really clear on how much I enjoyed being with my kids.

This week’s guest is Amy Collins. She’s a motherhood mentor and author of the book Infant Inspiration. A book for new mothers who can kind of feel inundated with all of that conflicting information out there, not to mention the perfect social media images of what motherhood is supposed to look like.

Amy sparks thoughtful conversations, a lot like the one you’re about to hear, to help women build a solid foundation for their journey through motherhood.

I don’t know about you, but when I first became a mom I found myself battling between wanting to be perceived as having it all together and wanting to actually have it all together so I could be a great example for my kids.

Those inner struggles are hard to balance, and I feel like Amy really supports all of us in doing a little bit of a better job around that.

Amy has this unique gift of supporting moms, no matter where they are on their journey, or how much they’re judging themselves.

In short, Amy helps women have more fun and increase our confidence as “mom,” which we all know positively affects the entire family, but it also influences our perceptions of ourselves and what we are capable of accomplishing and how we view ourselves.

Amy actually shared with me off-line after this interview that there are now over 40 million mothers in America. 40 million! And moms are more educated than they’ve ever been. And because of that, they’re really open to understanding all of the life rules that they actually play which makes Amy’s work really important right now.

In one of my favorite parts in his interview, Amy talks about what she calls “life maintenance”.

It’s about all the stuff we do all day, every day, and how that day-to-day list of to-dos can have us lose track of the fact that we’re actually raising a generation of humans.

We also talked about the “invisible contract” (we totally made that term up as we were talking), that we all sign when we become moms, and how much we need to support each other.

I found that concept to be truly powerful, and I hope you do, too.

I hope this episode reignites your understanding of motherhood and has you examine the role your mother played in your life, the role other mothers played in your life, and the role you and other mothers will play in your children’s lives.

In addition, I also hope you see how much influence you have as a woman today. Because quite frankly, we are all raising the next generation. You don’t even have to be a biological mom to really get that. Together, all of us through every definition of “mothering” are raising an entire generation.

And sometimes, given the hectic pace of our day-to-day lives, we can forget that. So, I hope today’s interview reminds you about the importance of this role of “Mom” and how many other aspects of your life it affects.

You can take advantage of Amy’s offer to speak with you for a free 30-minute consultation by emailing her at Amy@AmyMCollins.com.

You’ll be able to share more about your own journey and see if you’d be a fit to work together.

IG: @amymcollins.mommentor 

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Don’t miss last week’s Episode 35: What’s Causing The Results You Have Right Now?

1 Comment

  1. Susan A Casler on September 11, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Liked the idea of a mission statement and the connection to cognitive therapy! I have known a lot of mothers who are heroes every day, year after year – Amy certainly makes it easier to see oneself as a leader, whether a fulltime mother or working on a career as well as being a mother. The transition to motherhood is not easy; Amy’s insights and professional acumen can help every mother.

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