In this week’s episode, we are joined with Dara Kurtz, a mother, author, and cancer survivor. Dara navigates the depths of difficult and complicated questions, and the question she is exploring today deals with the dynamics of intergenerational mother-daughter relationships. Twenty years after her mother’s passing, Dara unexpectedly found several letters written to her from her mother and grandmother.
While reading these letters, Dara went through a self-exploration journey and gained priceless wisdom that she now shares with her own daughters. This special episode is focused on the way mothers and daughters connect, the challenges of raising a daughter, and the importance of sharing wisdom across generations. https://www.storkdpodcast.com/season2
In This Episode:
[ 1:30 ] The start of Dara’s story, the pain of losing a mother and the joys of gaining a daughter [ 5:11 ] Navigating becoming a mom for the first time without the guidance and support of her own mother [ 9:07 ] How Dara tried to convey her mother to her children to create a connection [ 10:36 ] The biggest gift the letters from her mother gave to Dara [ 16:01 ] Using mother/daughter journals to connect with each other [ 18:31 ] Different activities to connect past generations with future generations in family [ 21:28 ] How the relationship with her daughters has evolved over time [ 24:21 ] Advice for parents who are currently in a difficult season of parenting [ 27:43 ] What Dara has learned from her mother/daughter relationships [ 31:04 ] Dara’s definition of family [ 32:47 ] Speaking out about guilt and how to work on feeling guilt [ 37:46 ] Tools Dara has used in her journey to personal development [ 40:02 ] How to approach the world with new eyes after a difficult period in life [ 41:32 ] Where to find resources written by Dara Takeaways:
The importance of connecting the past with the present and how it can impact the future of a family. Being connected from one generation to the next, mother to daughter. Trying to navigate the challenges of becoming a new mom without the guidance and support from your own mother. Embracing each “season” as a parent and understanding the role the parent needs to play for their child in each of those seasons. Learning how to recognize and deal with guilt as a parent. Different ways of being intentional with connecting past generations with future generations of family. Links:
Crazy Perfect Life Website - https://crazyperfectlife.com Book: https://bookshop.org/books/i-am-my-mother-s-daughter-wisdom-on-life-loss-and-love/9781942134657 Disclaimer:
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