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What to Do When You Can Never Do Enough as a Working Mum with Corrina Gordon-Barnes
Episode 17427th June 2023 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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On this episode of You Are Not a Frog, our guest, Corrina Gordon-Barnes, joins us to discuss the challenges working mothers face in traditional family units. The conversation sheds light on the value of self-compassion, learning to navigate negative emotions, and striking a balance between work and family life. This episode is for everyone involved in parenting, not just mothers. It’s not just women who experience mum guilt!

For a new perspective on mum guilt and actionable advice for a healthy balance between career and family life, don't miss out on this invaluable conversation with our guest, Karina Gordon.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Recognise and navigate feelings of shame and mum guilt in your parenting journey.
  2. Discover the role of self-compassion and reparenting in achieving a balanced life.
  3. Understand the impact of societal norms and social media on our emotional state as parents.

Episode Highlights

[03:39] The Challenges of Motherhood and Mum Guilt

[07:50] The Impact of Perfectionism and Shame in Parenting

[12:06] Challenges and Mum Guilt in Parenting

[21:08] Understanding Shame and Overcoming Negative Emotions

[29:57] Challenges and Strategies for Working Moms

[40:56] Coping with Guilt and Shame in the Work-Life Balance Struggle

[48:16] Top Tips for Overcoming Mum Guilt and Shame


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  • Connect with Corrina: Website | Instagram | ​Twitter | LinkedIn
  • Want to learn more from Corrina? Listen to these previous You’re Not a Frog Podcast episodes: 
  • Episode 121: How to Be a Happy Working Parent 
  • Episode 104: How to Cope with Nightmare Relatives and Colleagues Without Losing the Plot 
  • Episode 89: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
  • Episode 32: How to Take Control of Your Thoughts    
  • We’re releasing a FREE mini-series this May and June about how healthcare teams can set better boundaries and love their work! Check it out here: 
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