Join me in a conversation with my friend Kate Northrup, "Do Less" author, as we talk about time-management, work-life balance, and vulnerability.
Sometimes we feel we have to hide some part of our parenting because we're afraid of people's judgments. We fear sharing our whole, vulnerable self because disagreement is often met with hostile, dogmatic, judgmental comments.
One of the things I’ve worked hard to cultivate is friendships with others where it is ok, desired even, to say your honest (respectful!) opinions. And I think this conversation about vaccinations with Kate exemplifies that type of supportive friendship.
[03:18] How entrepreneurship and parenthood converge.
[04:34] The origin of "Do Less".
[09:02] We have to advocate for ourselves to get our needs met.
[12:41] Let’s give our children "trust to show up for themselves".
[15:17] “Less preparation, more presence” -Adrienne Maree Brown
[17:21] Do less, so that what we do is high quality.
[19:48] Avoid "keeping score" and tallying the hours spent being mom, working, etc.
[21:47] Looking outside of ourselves for what we "should" be doing can be dangerous.
[25:44] Let's talk about vaccinations...
[32:16] How Kate handled pushback on her vaccine stance.
[38:36] We shouldn't have to walk on eggshells or be afraid of saying the "wrong thing".
[42:42] You can't "go there" with everyone, but often if we take the lead and try, we'll be pleasantly surprised.
[43:22] How Kate "does it all".
[52:35] Stop beating yourself up!
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