BADMOTHER: How to Stop “Should-ing” on Yourself!@#

Author Ayelet Waldman’s newest book, Bad Mother, inspired this video on “mother guilt” and the tendency we all have to “should” on ourselves. I hope you’ll watch, rate and comment. Let’s get this conversation G-O-I-N-G!!!

What conversation?! We’re having a book club discussion on THIS book. Practical Mommy has all the details HERE. Sign up here and the #badmother crew will send you Bad Mother’s Chapter One for FREE. Then join us… we’ll be TALKING May 11, 11am CST.

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Suzanne, aka Zen Mommy
In addition to mommying to two magical girls born in 2000 and 2003, Suzanne owns a holistic health center in St. Louis, Missouri where she practices as a physical therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and health education teacher. Certified in a number of healing and life education approaches, Suzanne offers parent coaching, infant massage/loving touch training as Zen Mommy Coach and parenting tips through the positive parenting e-Book Yogi Parenting.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this about the book, and on the shoulding topic.

  2. I “should” be more available to everyone in my flippin’ household… no matter when or what I’m doing…!!


  3. Wow, that was powerful. If someone else tells me “I should….” in a judgmental tone I quickly tune them out…I don’t need someone else making me feel bad. But I never realized how often I say it to myself. And I do it all the time. About almost everything. Can’t wait to read the book.

  4. Hooray. John Haydon suggested I check out your site and the story on this book. Yay. I’m raring to make some comments on this. I’ve been a Mom for almost 25 years and it’s time we speak up. Hooray for this.

    I need to rid myself of allergies so I can respond with a better comment…..

  5. I think I’m in LOVE!! hi Daily Blonde. just checked out your page and love it!!! guys…go there NOW! From Daily Blonde’s bio:

    “This isn’t a typical Mommy blog. In fact, I don’t think I’m a mommy blogger at all. I am, however, a Mom. My children are 24, 23, 13, 11 and 8. I have been a single Mom for over seven years…with the three youngest still at home, there is never a dull moment around here!”

    Never dull i BET. thank you for how you share yourself with the WORLD. (Your story @ your 8yo and how she came home saying her friend that was home sick from school HAD to have had swine flu had my sides hurting)…LOL.

    Will you be at our lil mommy chat then w Bad Mother author Ayelet Waldman next mon!?! MUST be. I wanna hear more from your perspective on all this. K gorgeous one?!? (and you ARE gorgeous…but then u know that…)

  6. LOL…of course I’ll be in on the chat. Can someone keep calling me and reminding me? Five kids, no brain cells.

    I love sharing…I was asked how I can be so open. ha! I’m going to be dead one day and no one will care. So I want to get it all out now!

    Give me the time and I’ll make sure I set my alarm so I can be in on the chit-chat.


  7. Ayelet Waldman (@ayeletw) joins us here on MONDAY, May 11 at 11am CST. Practical Mommy and I are coordinating a video skype conference with the author and online/blogging mommies Jen, Leigh and Morgan- broadcasting via Ustream. The chatroom will be OPEN. So mark your calendars and see you all there!!@#@


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