27th June, 2023

What to Do When You Can Never Do Enough as a Working Mum

With Corrina Gordon-Barnes

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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.

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Reasons to listen

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

Episode highlights


The Challenges of Motherhood and Mum Guilt


The Impact of Perfectionism and Shame in Parenting


Challenges and Mum Guilt in Parenting


Understanding Shame and Overcoming Negative Emotions


Challenges and Strategies for Working Moms


Coping with Guilt and Shame in the Work-Life Balance Struggle


Top Tips for Overcoming Mum Guilt and Shame

Episode transcript

Rachel Morris: Those of you who listen regularly will know that we’ve been talking a lot about guilt and its evil cousin, shame. In all the work I do, I’m looking not just for strategies for listeners, but also answers for me how can I feel better and escape the guilt of not being able to do it all? And this time it’s really personal. I’ve teamed up with You Are Not a Frog regular coach and relationship expert Corrina Gordon-Barnes to talk about how to deal with all those difficult emotions which arise when parenting and specifically how to…

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