A Mama Minute — JULIE

“It’s made me more morbid. My husband will come home and I’ll be crying and he’s like “what happened?” and I’m like “you know I’m gonna die some day and he’s gonna be left all alone” and he’s like “omg you can’t think like that”. I had a really hard hard time with intrusive thoughts. Postpartum anxiety.  I had to go to therapy for it and one of the things I learned [to help] intrusive thoughts was it’s an actual moving meditation to say “I’m not going to make meaning of that thought”. It’s easy to meditate when you have quiet and no kid but taking that practice, that’s what it’s about right, moving it into real life even if it’s really hard –  it kind of takes it to the next level.”

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A Mama Minute — PATTI

“Monumentally. To make that decision took a lot for me, number one. It really was a decision that I felt was the best for the whole family and that was pretty radical to be able to make that decision and know that  I was doing it as a service to each and every one of us to be able to have a more healthy relationship. When you are divorced you’re sharing children and so there was a point where I got to have that time alone and that time I would really devote to my self growth, to my self exploration, to having fun myself, to really kind of discovering myself more as an individual and then in that time that I had with them really, really focusing on them and making the time more about them. It also taught me to look at challenging aspects as my greatest teachers” xo

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A Mama Minute – ROBYN

“I made the decision to stay home after a 15 yr career in advertising so it was tough… I didn’t know that it would entail a lot of loneliness and a lot of…you feel like you’re boring a lot. Like you know you’re not boring but like you are really boring. And then you don’t have the time to make yourself less boring. So then you’re mad at everyone else for not thinking you’re interesting but then mad that they’re not taking your kids so that you can be more interesting. And then when you have the time to be interesting you’re too tired so you drink wine and watch Netflix. So I didn’t know how emotional it would be.”

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