Beyond "I'm fine": How Moms Really Feel. Interview with Authors Shelby Spear and Lisa
Have you ever laid awake at night and asked yourself, “Why do other moms seem to have it all together when I’m over here exhausted and overwhelmed? Will I ever figure this mom thing out and feel like I’m enough for my kids? When does the worry end?”
If you have, you're not alone. We all struggle with feeling this way. Today my special guests are Shelby Spear and Lisa La/shaw who have written the book “How are You Feeling, Momma? (you don’t need to say, “I’m fine.) Authentic & Encouraging Psalm Reflections on the Many Emotions of Motherhood.”
These mamas have been through the trenches and combined have 66 years of parenting/stepparenting/grandparenting between them. You are going to love how authentic and vulnerable they are about their own struggles and challenges and what they have learned over the years and how much we all need each other and to know we are not alone.
Let’s dive in!
Where to find their book:
How Are You Feeling, Momma? (You don’t need to say, “I’m fine.”) won the 2020 Publisher’s Weekly Book Life Prize as the finalist in the Inspirational/Spiritual category.
Where to find Shelby:
Shelby is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, Certified Meditation Teacher (CMT), author, freelance writer, speaker, and love enthusiast who is passionate about helping others ‘change the way they look at things so the things they look at change. Shelby has numerous stories featured in the national publication, Guideposts. She also has over 160 featured articles at online publications, including Her View From Home, Scary Mommy, Parenting Teens & Tweens, For Every Mom, Love What Matters, and Today.
Where to find Lisa:
You can find her words online and in print at places like Her View From Home, Grown and Flown, Guideposts, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her decades of experience as a mental health professional along with her weekly empowerment circles give mommas of every age a place to celebrate themselves and one another. She prays daily that the world becomes a more tolerant and accepting place--hoping that each one of us will work toward making a lasting contribution to ensure this outcome.
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