On Change, Motherhood, and Just going with it
My Mom - Lisa B
On this episode, I talk with my Mom! From the moment I saw that an episode would be released on my Mom’s birthday I wanted to have her on. This is a bit out of the normal routine, but it might be my favourite one yet. There are LOTS of giggles and laughs as well as insightful moments and insight especially around motherhood and raising four kids as a stay at home Mom. We had a lot of fun recording and I hope that translates to your ears. I also hope this episode lightens your day as much as it did while I was editing it.
Happy Birthday Mom!
Lisa’s childhood and growing up on a farm
The differences growing up then and seeing her children grow up now
On innocence in childhood
Her childhood interests
On being ok spending time alone
On being at peace with her childhood
Buddy the cow and 4H
How farm animals are treated these days vs when she was a kid
On hating peas and broccoli
The pressure of choosing a career in high school and not knowing what she wanted to do
Wanting to be an X-ray technician but changing her mind
Lots of giggles
The time where Katie accidentally cut herself with a knife and didn’t tell anyone
Working at the chocolate factory
Working as a legal receptionist with a huge computer downtown
On changing jobs and starting a family
On being a wonderful Mom and famous chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
The school system and the pressure to choose a career
On meeting my Dad and how he proposed
Becoming a mother for the first time
The best parenting advice she ever got
The difference in having a baby in 1986 vs 1998
On motherhood being a flow state
Losing a baby and having to have a D&C
On being blue when I was born
The difference in all of baby the deliveries
On being put in a “box” growing up and having to unlearn stories
Having a baby at 37 and the ages between the 4 kids
How she definitely does not have an opinion on tattoos
What makes her most happy
On the pressure that our generation feels
Living on one income and being a stay and home Mom
On being with family and being happy
What is your favourite place?
What is your favourite sound?
What is your favourite smell?
What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
What is your Rebel Cause?
Intro/Transition/Outro: Custom Track by Extra Deluxe