How To Overcome Sheer Exhaustion In Parenting [Podcast]

Season 2, Episode 12- The Honestly Speaking Parenting Podcast

It happens to the best of us- exhaustion. It’s really unavoidable because that’s just the way parenting goes. In today’s episode, we along with our co-host, Nicole Goerges, discuss some practical ways to overcome the exhaustion bug.

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We’re tired. In fact, just hearing the word “exhaustion” makes us want to take a nap. We’ve often said that we’re a grand total of 14 years behind on sleep. If we added our years of parenting to John and Nicole’s 14 years, we’re a combined 28 years behind! We’re kidding, of course, but sometimes it feels that way.

A Letter Of Encouragement To A Fearful Pre-Adoptive Father.

Fourteen years ago I was a wide-eyed, headstrong, and terrified pre-adoptive father. The start of a new journey was exciting to me, but there were so many things I was afraid of. In the middle of it, though, I found hope. If only I could go back in time and whisper to my 25 year old self. Instead, here’s a letter to any other man who feels the way I felt 14 years ago…

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Dear Pre-Adoptive Father,

Let me begin by congratulating you. It takes a lot of guts to even consider doing what you are about to do. To be willing to simply talk about the possibility of bringing a child into your home through adoption is, well, amazing! So, kudos. Second, let me say that, I know. I know what has been racing through your mind every single moment since the idea of adoption came up…