Podcasts, sites, and books for nurturing you, first.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Motherhood is such a hot topic these days — discussed everywhere from politics to pop hits. But from where we sit, the truths about it have never changed. First, there’s no right way to parent. And even more importantly? A huge part of being a great parent is learning to love (and, sometimes, check in on) yourself.
Keep reading for five mindful “momming” resources to help you live out both of those truths.
Artist, host, toddler mom, and co-parent Elise Peterson interviews women balancing a love for life, careers in art, business, or community action, and a dedication to their roles as “Mom.” The podcast’s questions feel familiar (for example, “How do you stay sane with so little sleep?”), but guests’ tactics for time management, preserving their identities, and minimizing “mom guilt” inspire us anew in each and every episode.
The Motherhood Center
This New York City-based postpartum mental health center is dedicated to helping women navigate the psychological feat of modern momhood. Join or download workshops on topics like “Mom Rage, Deconstructed” and “Navigating Your Relationship During Corona — Under One Roof.” Most are under $20 (or free!).
NY Times Parenting
Explore relevant topics grouped by age and developmental milestones, or follow their IG feed for series like “Tiny Victories,” in which parents share tricks for calming kids’ irrational fears, finding quiet time with their partners, and more.
Founder Anthonia Akitunde’s online community celebrates the diversity and beauty of Black motherhood. Apart from first-person and photo essays, digital event themes like “What to do when you don’t feel safe marching?” hit home and make us think (and feel) in inspired, nourishing ways.
The Conscious Parent
In her best-selling book, The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children, author Dr. Shefali Tsabary offers her take on why kids are our greatest teachers — and not the recipients of lessons we’re still learning ourselves. She also makes a strong case for owning imperfections and openly practicing self-love, so our children can see how to love themselves fully, too. (Her SuperSoul Sunday talk on “The One Thing Kids Need That Money Can’t Buy” is so worth the download.)
Online fam, we’d love to know how you’re finding grace and self-love as you make your way through parenthood? What books do you wish you’d read a little sooner? What quotes help you keep it moving on the rough days?