In this episode, we discuss a topic that is so necessary to our mental health as mothers: what to do with all that pesky rage? Author, Hunter Clarke-Fields, explains what is happening to us when we lose it, and how we can be less reactive. She talks about the importance of assessing our own baggage from how we were parented, in combination with improving our communication skills, and how that can rewire our brain – and its response to anger. She also opens up about inheriting her father’s temper and how it directly affected her mothering and her relationship with him. And then we cover how the incessant demands of motherhood effect our ability to think rationally (i.e. we can’t when we’re having a stress response), which plays an interesting part in homework battles. We also laugh about a too-real quote from a mother in the 1800’s, the seemingly flawed design of humans, and Hunter’s crazy ass paintings! She also gives us her take on spankings.