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From Striving for Perfect to Honestly Authentic — Mary Laura Philpott [176]
July 16, 2019

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Mary Laura Philpott thought she’d cracked the code: always make the right choice, and you’ll always be happy. But her relentless mom life and to-do list didn’t bring her contentment, it brought anxiety.
In this conversation, we talk about how holding herself to the “perfect” standard left her struggling and how she, bit-by-bit, moved herself to a place of better balance and authenticity.

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1. There is no way to parent perfectly.

2. Doing the “right” things according to our culture doesn’t necessarily lead to happiness.

3. Change is always possible. Indeed, it’s the only thing we can count on.

Mary Laura Philpott is an acclaimed essayist, bookseller, and author of the debut memoir I Miss You When I Blink. You can find her at https://marylauraphilpott.com/

Mindful Mama podcast interview with author, Mary Laura Philpott. How to enjoy authenticity in motherhood.

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