It’s a challenge for Millennial mothers to accept help because we’ve been programed to think we have to do it all to be good moms. Every mother knows in theory that asking for help saves our sanity and can even be a form of self care. Yet, so many of us (Brittany and Heather included) struggle to ask for and accept help in practice. Brittany and Heather talk with Caitlyn Wallinger, author of Mother Mule, about the importance of asking, receiving, and giving help within our community.
who we talked to
Caitlyn Wallinger is a wife and mother to two rambunctious little boys. Her journey in motherhood is her greatest joy and most important learning opportunity…and is also what reignited her love of writing. After contributing to the Wine Country Moms Blog for a year, she created her own blog for sharing real, raw, passionate stories of moments in motherhood, hoping to unite parents with inspiration and laughter.
Her first children’s book, Mother Mule, explores the ideas of selflessness in motherhood and the importance of asking for help. With her books, she hopes to bond mothers around the world in shared experiences and inspire others to pursue their passions. As a thirty-something stay-at-home mom, who is now a published author, she is proof that your story is meaningful and absolutely worth sharing.
what to listen for: Learning to accept help
- The lessons both mother and child learn when we ask for help
- Why it’s important to get our children to see the value in accepting and giving help
- How to have hard conversations with a spouse
- Helpful ways to build a village
- How a natural disaster brought Caitlyn’s community together and fostered helpers
- Our favorite ways we’ve gotten help
If you’ve been around for a while, the name Steve Wallen Swim School might be familiar and we’ve partnered with them again. SWSS has been family owned and operated for over 40 years and has been teaching swim lessons and water safety for infants, kids, and adults of all skill levels. The highly trained instructors are personally trained and supervised by the owners, Steve, Kaleb, and Mel to meet their demanding standards while employing one of the most successful swim instruction models in the country.
SWSS is implementing many safety measures to help keep our customers and staff safe such as masks for those not swimming, face shields for instructors, routine cleanings every 30 minutes, limiting classes, and 100% fresh air in their pool area.
Whatever your swim instruction needs, Steve Wallen Swim School is prepared to meet and exceed your expectations. Contact them today to arrange a tour of the facility in El Dorado Hills or Roseville or to make arrangements to enroll in Steve Wallen Swim School.
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