Managing work life and family life can be a challenge, and many moms end up giving up on their dreams or putting their own desires and interests on the back burner. My guest today, Sara Dean, knows all about this. Sara is the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top rated podcast rapidly approaching 1 million downloads. Sara’s biggest passion is helping women own their space. After enduring her own identity crises following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology/health/wellness and rebuilt her identity, one step at a time. Sara motivates and inspires women to stop shrinking and start growing. She is on a mission to inspire women and moms, in particular, to live bigger, bolder, braver #everydamnday.
Sara shares some of her struggles as a mom early on, coming to grips with the way her life was changing, and creating a new story for herself and her own life. She had been running a successful gym, but as she struggled to live a bigger and bolder life and create her own space in this world, she felt in conflict with helping women to shrink their own bodies and take up less space. So, she sold her gym (using curiosity to fuel this transition) and launched The Shameless Mom Academy and The Shameless Mom Academy podcast and began helping women “live bigger, bolder, braver every damn day.”
Sara says that a shameless mom is unapologetic, gracious, and tenacious. She makes space for herself, not by asking for permission but by having confidence around her needs, being vocal about her needs, and taking radical responsibility for building a life that makes her happy. She gives practical suggestions for how one can create space in one’s daily routine, and how one can start the day proactively instead of reactively.
Sara addresses — and challenges — some of the common assumptions about mothers and fathers and how they manage their lives and schedules and families, and provides a framework for helping moms feel comfortable with their choices to create space for themselves and for their own interests and passions. She also offers suggestions for alleviating anxiety and building confidence.
To learn more from Sara, check out her podcast, The Shameless Mom Academy, and you can connect with her at http://www.ShamelessMom.com. Also, you can join her private Facebook group at http://www.ShamelessMom.com/Facebook, and follow her on Instagram (@ShamelessMomAcademy).
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