43 min

S2 EP9 - Embrace the Crazy Perfect with Dara Kurtz, Author: an Intergenerational Wisdom Story Stork'd

    • Relationships

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:
The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The stories and experiences contained within reflect the experiences and opinions of the guest and may contain content found to be triggering by listeners. Listeners should take care to avoid program content which may not be suited to them.
The contents of any podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of the podcast or its host and do not create any type of professional relationship between the audience and presenters. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. Stork'd Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.

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:
The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The stories and experiences contained within reflect the experiences and opinions of the guest and may contain content found to be triggering by listeners. Listeners should take care to avoid program content which may not be suited to them.
The contents of any podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of the podcast or its host and do not create any type of professional relationship between the audience and presenters. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. Stork'd Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.

43 min