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My Story of Becoming a Calm Mama
Episode 13rd February 2022 • Become A Calm Mama • Darlynn Childress
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Welcome to the “Become a Calm Mama” podcast!!! In this first episode I’m sharing my own story of becoming a Calm Mama.

Let me just start by telling you that I wasn’t always a calm mama. In fact I was the opposite of that. I was a MAD MAMA.

There was a time in my parenting when I yelled with such fervor that spittle shot from my mouth.

Quiet afternoons replaced with anger-filled threats. Boys sent to their rooms with an edge in my voice that pierced their hearts with fear. Icy stares. Cold shoulders. No goodnight kisses.

This was especially true when my kids were toddlers and preschoolers.

One night, while tucking my 4-year-old son in bed, I gently said to him, “I love you so much.” And he replied, “I know you do, but I just don’t think you like me very much.”

My heart broke into a million pieces.

It was at that moment that I knew I needed to find a new way to parent.

These are hard moments to talk about. But they are true and real and normal.

I’m getting real in this episode because I want you to know that I’ve been where you are and that peace in your home is possible.

Listen now to hear the full story.



You’ll Learn:

  • Where I started my Calm Mama journey
  • The process I followed to create the peaceful home I have now
  • A sneak peek at what we’re going to talk about over the next couple of episodes


Free Resources:

Get your copy of the Stop Yelling Cheat Sheet at

In this free guide you’ll discover:

✨ A simple tool to stop yelling once you’ve started (This one thing will get you calm.)

✨ 40 things to do instead of yelling. (You only need to pick one!)

✨ Exactly why you yell. (And how to stop yourself from starting.)

✨A script to say to your kids when you yell. (So they don't follow you around!)

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