The Power of a Village: How My Support System Keeps Me Going

They say it takes a village to raise a child. In one of my Facebook support groups, someone shared some research that pointed that it takes an average of 4 adults to raise and nurture 1 child.

4 adults per child! That’s why I’m not surprised that now, as a mother of four, I’m experiencing first hand the curiosity from others about how I manage it all.

In this episode, I’m pulling back the curtain to share how I manage “it all”. Behind the smiling family photos, cute reels, trips and yoga, there’s a tremendous amount of help.

Yes, I am exhausted. Some days, my legs feel like jelly, and my sugar intake has tripled to keep me going. The mental load is tremendous, especially with a partner who works full-time and travels often.

But, I’m still standing, and my experience of motherhood is gradually transitioning from survival mode to thriving mode.

It’s crucial to dispel the myth of mothers doing it all alone, and I’m sharing with you my village hoping you can build one yourself too.

This episode is dedicated to every parent out there doing the work of multiple adults, whether you’re a single parent or part of a couple. It’s also what’s inspired me to include a Mother’s Circle and Community aspect into the Calm & Confident Membership.

There’s undoubtedly more branches to my support system I’ve forgotten to mention, but the core message remains: NOBODY can or should do it alone. We are not superwomen, and we don’t have to be.

Listen to the full episode to hear more about how embracing help has enabled me to thrive as a mother of four.

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