When I became pregnant with my first child, I wanted really good information. At the time (19 years ago!), I would go to Barnes and Noble and sit on the floor to look at the parenting books. Some were clearly awful and disconnecting. They turned my stomach and I knew they weren’t for me.
Other books were clearly speaking my language and felt good to me. Others were in the murky area between what I had seen and experienced growing up in the United States in the 70’s and 80’s (familiar, though not necessarily what I wanted to do) and what I thought I wanted.
And this was the era of dial-up internet, so the internet wasn’t really a resource yet- or a bombardment of noise and more confusion as it has now become.
And still, it was hard to find my way. It was hard to find the resources that felt good to me that would help me to find my own way through to connection. Resources that looked at the big picture of parenting, as well as the smaller (big in that moment, of course!) challenges.
It shouldn’t have been so hard.
Maybe you’re trying to find your own way, too, just like I was. Maybe you can relate to my story (probably minus the dial-up references to find parenting information, most likely, or going to Barnes and Noble to look at books…).
Over the past 10 years, I’ve been creating resources for parents. The information assembled in my new Learning Center is what I discovered when I was looking through all those books and research studies for my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. These are the good resources that help you to connect, stay connected and reconnect with your kids and in your family.
I’ve done hundreds of hours of interviews and content creation to provide inspiration, support, and education that’s accessible to all parents who are looking for it.
That’s important to me.
When my kids were little, my husband was a school teacher and we were making just enough money to get by. I didn’t have less of a need for good information because I didn’t have money to pay for sessions or support, even if I did find someone who was good and could actually help. (Another blog post altogether!) So it’s extra important that I have resources that are free and low cost so that all families can get support!
With that background in mind, I’m going to be giving away 4 one-year memberships to the new Consciously Parenting Learning Center and Community. These are the GOLD memberships, so you get all the support of the Healing Story Circles- lovely spaces to connect with other parents via video chat where we create a safe container to share whatever is on your heart and mind so you can find your own answers- and all the content for a full year- as a gift.
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