How to Be an Awesome Mom with Leslie Bruce
Leslie Bruce is a #1 New York Times bestselling co-author and an award-winning entertainment journalist (formerly at The Hollywood Reporter.)
Her most recent book, You Are a F*cking Mom, launched in September 0f 2019 and has quickly become one of the most buzzed-about parenting books, having appeared in magazines and online in places like Us Weekly, People, Parade, Parents and more.
Her popular Instagram account is a resource for modern women seeking honest support and practical advice in a space crowded with “Insta Moms.”
Leslie lives in Laguna Beach, California with her husband and two children.
The Unspoken Topic
- As modern women, it is essential for us to rewire what success means. Because we cannot do it all. We set ourselves up for failure when we have these unrealistic expectations we place on ourselves in this “girl power” generation.
What We Cover
- How to create space for yourself to be able to slow down and enjoy the motherhood journey.
- What to do about the feeling of identity loss after becoming a mother.
- Tips on quieting the voices of self-doubt.
Take a Listen >>
- Honest motherhood has become a great topic of conversation online. Now it’s about taking it to the next level and receiving practical support.
- We were raised to have personal and professional ambitions.
- As today’s mom, it’s hard to juggle both.
- When you’re a controlling person, it’s important to create realistic time slots to get things done because are their own person and a lot of things come up for them.
- It’s ok to grieve the woman you were before becoming a mom.
- Moms need to stop holding themselves to unrealistic standards. It’s time to lower the bar and lean back, not lean in.
How to Relinquish Control
- Accept that once you have a baby, the axis of your world has shifted.
- Allow yourself to grieve the woman you once were.
- Reset your expectations by practicing mindful prioritizing.
- Create a schedule that works for your family. Here is an example:
- Mondays-Thursdays: Mornings and afternoons are dedicated to work. Late afternoons and evenings are for the kids.
- Fridays are for house stuff. Evenings are for husband
- Saturdays she trades-off with her husband on watching the kids while the other has a personal day.
- Sundays are for house stuff and the afternoon and evening are for the family.
What You’re Doing Differently Than Your Parents
Family dinner is a time to connect. She makes it a goal to connect for 20-25 minute uninterrupted with her children so nothing will get past her of what’s going on with them.
How Her Relationship with Hubby Changed After Kids
She throws a lot of stuff at him! LOL. She’s never loved or loathed him more than after having children because there is more at stake. They ask each other daily, “what are your hopes and dreams?” for the day so they can get on the same page of what to expect from each other.
Hardest Decision to Make as a Mom
She had a lot of postpartum anxiety so she felt like every decision was very hard.
What Are You Most Excited About
Her traveling for 2020.
Leslie’s Gift For You
This is such a fun gift! Play Bingo with your mama friends and have a great time!
Mama Has a Minute
- Favorite form of self-care: Working out.
- What is the best parenting advice you’ve ever received: Loofa your nipples.
- Share your favorite parenting hack: Set the table for breakfast the night before.
- Share 1 product your children cannot live without: Noodle and Boo Ultimate Ointment.
- Share 1 book and why: You Can’t F*ck Up Your Kids by Lindsay Powers.
- What motherhood means to you: Motherhood is loving yourself so much that you’d trade in the best days of your life for the most unglamourous ones of just being messy and playing with her kids on the floor.
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