Do you have a village or community to lean on, in good times and in bad? In today’s episode, Lori Beth Auldridge is speaking to us about the importance of finding your village or creating your own in the absence of one. Lori is a podcaster and blogger who has made it her mission to encourage women to find their sisters and nurture those villages. She shares the bright side of life, honestly and authentically, as a way to normalize the concept of building the perfect life for your own family, ignoring society’s expectations.
This episode was recorded just before the COVID-19 pandemic became serious here in the states. We touch on it briefly. Lori also shares a heavy story about a moment of immense trauma that touched her and the islands of Hawaii a few years ago. This led to a deeper conversation about the effects of sudden trauma and how to adjust to life on the other side of it. It highlights an important perspective for us to hold onto as we’re moving through these very uncertain times.
Lori Beth is a mama bear to three little girls. She and her husband Chris run a renovation business in upcountry Maui. Her days are filled with her favorite things…coffee, writing, homeschooling, babywearing, audiobooks, binge reading parenting articles, miniature goats, fancy chickens, exploring Maui, moms groups, and more coffee. Yayamamas is her way of spreading aloha and to put more good into the world.
Also in today’s episode:
+ Balancing running a family business and homeschooling
+ The importance of community and building a village
+ Shamelessly sharing the positive, bright side of life
+ The value of connecting to nature
+ Experiencing sudden trauma and adjusting to life on the other side
+ Working hard for the life you want and remembering to find the time to appreciate that life
+ The joys of podcasting
+ Navigating marriage as passing ships in the night
+ Creating a family life and schedule that works for your family
+ Finding that place where you feel at home
+ Navigating the roles and expectations put on us by others
+ Spreading the spirit of aloha
+ Sharing openly about “opting out” not to brag, but to normalize it
+ Motherhood is hard AND beautiful. The occasional struggles do not negate the beauty of it all
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