In today’s episode, Kim sits down with author Amber Trueblood to talk about 7 tips for helping a new parent survive. Seasoned parents don’t be turned-off Amber’s tips can help you at any phase of your parenting. They are all great, helpful advice that will help you and your children live at your fullest and happiest potential. Her 7 tips include:
Get Restorative Sleep Find Ways to Be Emotionally Supported Communicate Your Needs More Effectively Take Care of Your Body Keep a Small Part of Yourself Alive Know When to Get Serious Help Give Yourself Permission to Be Imperfect
Both Amber and Kim share personal experiences and insights into each of these 7 tips and how you can put them into practice in your parenting. Our favorite quote from this episode is:
“It’s not benefiting our children to put ourselves last long term, because we’re modeling that to them” and “It blocks our ability to connect with other women when we act like we’re perfect.”
In addition to running her own personal development brand, Amber has an MBA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and is the mother of four boys between ages 8 and 13. She has developed a variety of tools to reduce overwhelm and increase fulfillment in daily life. You may have heard of her debut book, Stretch Marks: A Self-Development Tool for Mothers Who Are Being Stretched in Every Direction.
If you loved Amber and want to hear more from her, head to her website, Instagram or Facebook page. She shares her parenting advice and so much more on every platform - you won’t want to miss it!
Today’s episode was brought to you by Kim West’s sleep training course, Gentle Sleep Solutions. Use code PODCAST10 for $10 off the course.