Most mothers struggle with juggling the different roles in their life. How to enjoy work while also caring for children? How to deal with public opinions about being a good mother? How to encounter colleagues at work who diminish your level of commitment? Many academic papers are researching the manifold challenges of motherhood. Today, I want to introduce you to the concept of intensive mothering and its effect on the working mothers’ experiences focusing on the paper by Lamar and Forbes (published April 2020) called “A phenomenological investigation into the role of intensive mothering in working mothers’ career experiences.”
What I learned from Oprah & Gwyneth
What I learned from Oprah & Gwyneth
I can really recommend this podcast to everyone who is interested in topics like mindfulness, lifestyle choices and becoming a better self.
The very first episode with Oprah has been amazing with so many thought-provoking topics.
This was actually my very first contact with Oprah as I did not grow up in America and just knew her by name until now. However, as she is waiting for a sign from the universe to run for the presidency in the US, it was time to get to know this person a little bit better.
The fascinating thing for me about Oprah is the huge followership she has in the States. Somehow Oprah managed to become a person who is liked by everybody no matter the background and lifestyle. Oprah is a person everyone can agree with on a certain level and listening to the podcast you start to understand why.
A few of my favorite quotes have been:
There are so many beautiful topics covered and with these quotes I just want to give you a feeling for the podcast. I can definitely recommend it even more so during your time of living abroad. Sometimes we tend to overthink ourselves and our situation due to all the changes happening with moving and living abroad. So, I hope you like the podcast and that you can draw some lessons out of it.
Do you have any favorite podcast to share? What is your most favorite podcast at the moment? Or do you even listen to podcasts?
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