Ever lose it with your kids? Or feel like you're ALWAYS losing it with your kids? This week's guest, Carla Naumburg, PhD, LICSW, knows just how you feel. She's a clinical social worker, a mother of two, and author of three books, including her bestseller, How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent and what she learned on her parenting journey about how to yell less and enjoy more.
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Hey Mama! It's Dr. Whitney. As I look back on my parenthood journey and think about the times I’ve felt the most overwhelmed or lost, they all share one common theme: in all of them, I felt directionless or like I was moving in the wrong direction. So, I started getting really intentional about figuring out what I needed to focus on daily to help me move toward what I actually wanted for me and for my kids months and years down the line.
After some time, I realized I had something I could come back to when I felt rudderless but ALSO that I felt lost less often. So, I started writing down for the Modern Mommy Doc community more about 6 core areas of focus: dreaming big, spending time on what matters, making space for ourselves, investing in our physical and mental health, parenting in partnership, and the way we parent our kids. That’s how the Parenting with Intention Journal came to be…because, as I shared what I learned about intentional parenting with other moms in my clinic or online, it resonated with them. In it, we walk through how to how to make parenting with intention a daily practice.
We designed the Parenting with Intention Journal to be beautiful. It’s a vegan leather hardback with foil-pressed matte gold on the cover and a silk ribbon marker. It includes 16 pages of instructional material with 192 pages of ivory lined paper so you can document every day how you’re going to set your intentions for motherhood and for your life. You can find it at www.modernmommydoc.com/shop.