Welcome to episode 24 of the Slouching towards Thatcham parenting podcast!
On each week’s show my guest and I talk about and read one of our favourite posts. It’s as simple as that: bite-sized chunks of blogging brilliance!
This week I’m joined by Sarah from The Unmumsy Mum.
Sarah has become something of a blogging phenomenon, with a Facebook page that has (at the time of writing) gained over 350,000 fans. Her first book, The Unmumsy Mum, is due out on February 11th.
In her post Sometimes that’ll do is all you’ve got, Sarah reflects on how she has lowered the high standards she once set herself since becoming a parent – and why it’s not such a bad thing that she has allowed this life-changing experience to, well, change her life.
Sarah and I first met last October at an event in Winchester where she gave a talk about her path to success that I found inspiring but which also knocked my own confidence a bit.
It prompted me to write Inspiration and a crisis of confidence, a reflection on the importance of being not over-confident but confident enough to tackle life’s little setbacks, and of wanting to instil that kind of confidence in my own children.
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Next podcast: Friday 5th February