What does it look like to thrive instead of just survive as a mom of multiples, wife, and leader? And how can we discern the difference between shame and guilt?

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In this episode, our guest Andra Erickson shares her insights into how she has learned to thrive rather than just survive as a mom of multiples. She shares practical tips on how we can take control of our thoughts and the way we respond to our kids or situations. 

In addition, Andra shares the difference between shame and guilt and how she sees self-care differently than many others. Even if you are not a mother, you will find incredible wisdom in this episode that you can apply to all areas of your life and leadership.

Key Points Discussed:

  • Andra’s life & leadership
  • Leadership lessons
  • Being a mom of multiples
  • Thriving vs. surviving
  • Dealing with shame and guilt as a mom
  • Redefining self-care
  • The value of community
  • Leaders are learners

Key Quotes from the Episode:

“Thriving is a mindset that you create, so that you can navigate those hard days, as you want to navigate them.”

“When you are judging yourself, then you’re going to feel judged.”

“If you aren’t participating in self-care, you’re doing yourself and those around you a disservice.”

“My number one tip is to stop scrolling social media.”

“We have to show our kids how to take care of themselves–mentally, emotionally, and physically.”

“We need to re-evaluate the use of our time.”

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Andra is dedicated to creating a life full of joy and fulfillment while guiding moms around her to do the same. As a certified coach, Andra helps moms of multiples thrive instead of just survive, and she loves that her work and her faith fit seamlessly together. Andra believes that leading at home is one of the greatest blessings that we as women have been given, and yet, all too often, we aren’t given the tools and skills to lead in a way that we love. Andra helps moms be the type of mom they want to be regardless of what is happening around them. Her work in helping moms thrive is not about being selfish but instead knows that when mom thrives, so can her children. This is self-less work that blesses the lives of moms and all the lives that those moms touch. 

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Episode 87: Simple Self Care for Leaders

Episode 119: How to Thrive While Leading and Parenting Teens

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