The Baffling Behavior Show {Parenting after Trauma} podcast

Ep. 127: Surviving the Mother Load of Parenting with Meredith Ethington

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A conversation with Meredith Ethington, author of The Mother Load: Surviving the Daily Grind without Losing Your Ever Loving Mind about mental health and the mental load of parenting.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why authentic storytelling about parenting is so important
  • Why being honest about mental health struggles in parenting matters
  • How to hold space for our children's vulnerability and our own
  • How the mental load impacts parents

Resources mentioned in this podcast:
Meredith's blog: Perfection Pending
Meredith's new book: The Mother Load

Read a summary or the full transcript at:

Over on my website you can find:
Webinar and eBook on Focus on the Nervous System to Change Behavior (FREE)
eBook on The Brilliance of Attachment (FREE)
Ongoing support, connection, and co-regulation for struggling parents: The Club
Year Long Immersive & Holistic Training Program for Parenting Professionals: Being With

Mark your calendars! The Club opens for new members September 26. Join the waiting list at

Raising Kids with Big, Baffling Behaviors releases to the world on September 21! Grab your copy at

Applications for the 2023 cohort of Being With are now open!

Ready to dive deeper ?

  1. The Club is an online community of connection, co-regulation, and a little education for parents of kids with big, baffling behaviors. We open periodically for new members! Sign up on the waiting list at
  2. Being With is a year-long training program for professionals.

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