EPISODE 13 - How To Free Yourself From Unrealistic Expectations Motherhood

by Jamie Sumner | with Marina Pearson


On today’s episode, How To Free Yourself From Unrealistic Expectations Motherhood, best-selling Author Jamie Sumner joins us to discuss how we can identify when our expectations of ourselves are unrealistic and how we can free ourselves of those to experience more joy in our parenting journey. 

Jamie is a the best selling author of ‘Unbound’ and has written for many magazines and websites including Scary Mommy and Washington Parenting Special Needs Magazine, she’s also a mom of three and her oldest son has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome. 

If you’re a mom who wants to learn more about becoming unbound from your unrealistic expectations of motherhood, to live with more freedom and joy, this is absolutely the episode for you. 


“I really think that’s where the joy comes from, is the fact that we have the capacity to learn and change. It’s almost like you can approach yourself with the same curiosity as you would approach a stranger, where you’re just learning who you are as a mom and who you are in these different situations. 

Motherhood, for many of us, is one of the most beautiful and joyful gifts we receive in life but it’s not always as perfect as we may expect it to be. Jamie talks to us about the expectations we have of ourselves as mothers and we discover the ways in which we can identify and challenge those expectations when they become unrealistic or unfair.  

This episode is so rich with insights and through the show you will discover how it’s possible to resolve the internal conflicts we face to focus more on what we achieve and what we do well, than what we think we should be doing better.  

What I love about Jamie is her capacity to accept and to laugh at her imperfections and it’s because of this, listeners will really resonate with her story and experiences as a parent. Jamie talks openly and honestly about her journey through IVF treatments, parenting a child with disabilities and learning to treat herself with more kindness and understanding while learning who she is as a woman and as a mother. 

A truly powerful episode for all the moms out there, enjoy! 

Links mentioned: 


‘Unbound’ by Jamie Sumner – https://g.co/kgs/gT3aFn 



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