Supermom is Getting Tired Podcast.

Are you a hardworking mom who gets tired from trying to do everything right? Do you struggle to relax, making parenting a burden instead of a joy? This podcast helps you release the pressure and guilt, while offering practical parenting advice so you can be the mom you want to be...

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What do you want?

Posted by Torie Henderson on  April 8, 2011

What Do You Want?  A tropical vacation?  A night out on the town?  A new house?  To lose weight?  Flowers from your sweetheart?  $$$? What do your kids want?  A new toy?  To play with their friend?  A day at the beach?  A puppy?  To play video games all day?  A cell phone? There is a part inside us all that knows what is best for us.  I call this our inner wisdom.  Learning to understand how this inner wisdom communicates will save us a lot anguish.  Sometimes it’s through the body (My excema flares up when I even think

Summer Camp Paranoia

Posted by Torie Henderson on  April 8, 2011

I just put my son on the bus for a week of sleep away camp and I have had lots of emotions rising for me today:  sadness, sentimentality, and excitement.  Last year he asked to go, and I told him, “Mommy’s not ready yet.” I knew I had work to do on my fears around sending him.  I had all these thoughts swimming around my head like, “I’m the only one that can care for him” and “I will miss him too much” and “There’s too many things that can go wrong”.  I also anticipated many horrific situations like him

The false joy hangover

Posted by Torie Henderson on  April 8, 2011

You worked hard all day, doing things for everybody else.  The kids are finally asleep. Your emails, dishes, laundry and paperwork are as done as they are going to be tonight.  You finally sit down to take a little time for yourself and you settle in with your favorite chocolate chip ice cream and some R & R.  The next morning you feel like crap because you know you the entire container of ice cream is now sitting comfortably around your midsection.  This is what I call the false-joy hangover. We need joy in our lives and your essential self knows

New Year’s Resolution

Posted by Torie Henderson on  April 8, 2011

I have a theory that everyone’s New Year’s Resolution are essentially  the same.  Some people say they want to find a new job, lose weight, get organized, be a better parent, keep the house clean, create a better relationship, etc.  Really, I think what we all want is simply to FEEL BETTER. I decided that teaching my daughter to become a more respectful and polite little girl, would help me feel better.  Although loving and kind to us, my daughter couldn’t muster polite social graces for grandparents, family friends, other parents, and strangers.  Many times, parents expect their children to

Overcoming anxiety

Posted by Torie Henderson on  April 8, 2011

My husband has been declined for health insurance three times in the last three months.  A year ago, this would have sent me into a cloud of anxiety as dark as the Iceland volcano.  When I am worried, I try to control things I have no control over like whether my husband talks on the phone while driving, wears his seatbelt, eats fruits and vegetables, gets enough sleep, etc.  Trying to control things that I cannot control gives me the illusion of power.  What it gives me in reality, is the feeling like something bad could happen at any moment

My 40th Birthday

Posted by Torie Henderson on  April 8, 2011

Boy did I stress out about turning 40 this month!  Not because of getting older, but because I couldn’t decide what to do for my birthday!  Because it was “the big 4-0”, I felt a lot of pressure to do something big.  I had all these voices in my head saying “You should have a big party to celebrate with all your friends” or “You should do something big, different, exciting, etc.”.  These messages were coming from my ‘social self’.  The social self is the part of me that is defined by my parents, my culture, my language, peers, media,

10 ways to stay rich

Posted by Torie Henderson on  March 12, 2011

I always thought my financial journey would look like my parents.  Start out poor, then slowly and predictably increase my income, until I retire with my pension and retirement savings fully vested.  And then I met my husband.  The words slow and predictable hardly exist in his vocabulary.  The amount of money we had in the bank and the amount of money we have earned has fluctuated wildly.  With brokers making us broker, dot coms busting, start-ups, bad people giving us good money, and surprising gifts of cash, we are riding a much wilder roller coaster than my parents ever