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A podcast for conscious parents who drop the f-bomb. A lot.

We are the overthinkers, the dreamers, and the doers. We are parenting in a radically different way than those before us. But our divine vision gets blurry cause...OMG...kids can be such a pain in the ass. Let's work from the inside out, in a whole brain, whole body way to mitigate the crappy behavior. Not just with our kids but with ourselves. So you can be the parent you envision.

Hosted by Jamie Glowacki, Author of "Oh Crap! Potty Training" and the soon to be released title, "Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years―No Time-outs Needed"

Sep 27, 2019

Jamie’s addressing one of the most frequently asked questions listeners and followers have for her: how does she balance everything and keep her life in order, especially as a single mom? Her answer is simple and two-fold: 1. it’s HARD, and 2. it’s a fool’s game to try to do everything at once. The parental balancing act is an art of setting a schedule and picking your battles.

 

In this episode, Jamie explains how our phones can dominate our already busy schedules if we’re not careful, debunks the myth of multitasking, and compares keeping our life in balance to, of all things, four pots on a stove.



The Finer Details of This Episode:

 

  • What’s “uh-huh” parenting and why we absolutely need to avoid it.
  • Establishing consistent phone time for yourself and being honest with your children about when you’ll need to do some scrolling.
  • How airplane mode has become Jamie’s best friend.
  • Why Jamie isn’t a fan of multitasking—and in fact has some pretty harsh things to say about it.
  • What Jamie’s past experience as a circus performer—yes, you heard that right—taught her about maintaining balance.
  • Jamie’s “four-burner stove” theory for keeping all of the major elements of your life in check.
  • In the end, remember that even the people who look like they have all their shit together still struggle with balancing it all.



Quotes:

 

“Stop with the half-assed parenting. It’s not fair to our kids!”

 

“You can’t do everything well if you’re trying to do it all together.”

 

“Balance is a verb. It is not a noun, it is not a destination.”

 

“You HAVE to show up as a whole person to be a good parent.”



Links:

 

Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 

  

Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU

 

Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler - 

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738