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You Are “Mom Enough”: How to Stop Feeling Like a Failure – 017

Your first case of motherhood insecurity may have started when you decided you wanted to be a mom, or when you found out you were pregnant, or maybe the day you took that baby home for the first time. And it doesn’t stop, right? When you finally master one season in your child’s life, you are thrown into the next. You worry you’re not feeding them, teaching them, disciplining them, encouraging them or loving them ‘enough’. Mom, you are not alone! In this episode Darlene shares her advice as a mom who has launched two grown daughters and Julie relates as a mom to a “threenager” who is currently in the trenches with you! The resounding lesson is this, you are in fact, Mom Enough! Be encouraged here!

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Quote of the episode:

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” Sophia Loren

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This Grit and Grace Life hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham cross generational lines and draw from life experience to discuss all things life—from the boardroom to the bedroom, car-lines to college, being single, married or single again. Combining the two traits found in all women, grit and grace, they laugh, share insights and explore the road taken to find strength every day.

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