When I heard the name of the book my SelfWork guest – Rachel Marie Martin – has written, I knew I wanted her on the show. What’s the title? Mom Enough: Inspiring Letters for theWonderfully Exhausting but Totally Normal Days of Motherhood (Dexterity, September 26, 2023). In it you’ll find greatly affirming letters written for moms at various stages of motherhood, from the melancholic to the “tear your hair out” to the poignant.
Mom enough. It reminded me of an early psychological researcher, Winnicott, who was the first guy to stop blaming moms for all their children’s psychological problems. He called it, “the good enough mother.” And I know that’s what I tried to be. Good enough. A
Rachel is also the founder of the popular social media community FindingJoy.net, as well as an author and host of the very popular FB page also called Finding Joy where millions of readers learn from her. I loved having her on SelfWork – and I know you’ll enjoy her thoughts about everything about motherhood. And realizing just how hard it is.
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