Avital Schreiber Levy
TPJ 70: Kate Northrup - Do Less, Get More!
Join me in a conversation with my friend Kate Northrup, "Do Less" author, as we talk about time-management, work-life balance, and vulnerability. Sometimes we feel we have to hide some part of our parenting because we're afraid of people's judgments. We fear sharing our whole, vulnerable self because disagreement is often met with hostile, dogmatic, judgmental comments. One of the things I’ve worked hard to cultivate is friendships with others where it is ok, desired even, to say your honest (respectful!) opinions. And I think this conversation about vaccinations with Kate exemplifies that type of supportive friendship. [03:18] How entrepreneurship and parenthood converge. [04:34] The origin of "Do Less". [09:02] We have to advocate for ourselves to get our needs met. [12:41] Let’s give our children "trust to show up for themselves". [15:17] “Less preparation, more presence” -Adrienne Maree Brown [17:21] Do less, so that what we do is high quality. [19:48] Avoid "keeping score" and tallying the hours spent being mom, working, etc. [21:47] Looking outside of ourselves for what we "should" be doing can be dangerous. [25:44] Let's talk about vaccinations... [32:16] How Kate handled pushback on her vaccine stance. [38:36] We shouldn't have to walk on eggshells or be afraid of saying the "wrong thing". [42:42] You can't "go there" with everyone, but often if we take the lead and try, we'll be pleasantly surprised. [43:22] How Kate "does it all". [52:35] Stop beating yourself up! If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you. Those shiny 5-star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly, they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here. Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies? Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital. Resources: Kate’s book Money, A Love Story Kate’s book Do Less Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown Kate’s website Find Kate on Instagram @katenorthrup
Duration: 55 min