Dani shares her own experience of Mother guilt and taking on the masculine stereotypical traits, rather than her own strengths of vulnerability and humour. Mother guilt is a real phenomenon – Dr Rose Sociologist discusses this in her research and she states that it comes from not meeting societal and cultural expectations. We discuss how to counteract this subconscious nature of being a ‘good mother’ or ‘good wife’ and the unrealistic expectations.
‘The golden thread of humanity is human connection’ says Sonia, ‘and this can only be achieved through vulnerability’. Sonia shares her tips for re-claiming our human-ness and says, ‘the challenge is not to be perfect, but to be whole.’ It’s all about giving yourself permission to be YOU and being accepting of your whole self. This should become our narrative - self-care in motherhood is not just a possibility; it is a necessity.
So, sit back and enjoy this episode of the Chatabout Children Podcast with Sonia Bestulic as she interviews Dani Vee.