MOTHERHOOD - INTRODUCTION
DEAR MOMS
Early in my career, I learned something very important: If I want to help kids, I have to help their parents, because when parents are happy, kids are happy. So 30 years ago, I began listening very carefully to parents, and one thing I learned about mothers is, they worry too much.
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MOM'S: RELAX! YOU'VE GOT THIS.
Mothers are the love-givers.

Whether a son or a daughter is the recipient, giving love well is still very difficult.

Showing respect, offering protection, holding one’s temper, and being fastidious in perseverance of all aspects of good parenting are equally hard regardless of the sex of the child.

Being a mother is tough work.

I decided to write on mothers for two reasons: 

First, after I saw the overwhelmingly positive response to the encouragement I gave fathers in Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, I realized that there's a scarcity of encouragement out there, not just for fathers, but for mothers too.

Second, over the past 30 years, I have witnessed a shift in the level of stress that all mothers feel.

I believe (and research supports this) that mothers are more stressed today than they have ever been.

I wanted to drill down and find the sources of the stress and offer solutions to mothers in a positive, encouraging way.

I also learned one extremely important lesson very early on as a pediatrician:

If I really want to keep kids emotionally and physically happy, the best thing I can do for them is help their mothers.

Once she's happy, I didn't need to worry about the kids.
YOU'VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BE A REALLY, REALLY GOOD MOM
I understand the stress and expectations many mothers grapple with because I’m a mom (and a grandmother) too! 
 
I’m here to tell you that most of the things you worry about either don’t need to happen, won’t happen, or are out of your control anyway.

Still, why are mothers filled with angst that we’re doing something wrong?

Expectations—that’s why.
 
Sadly, many mothers feel that at the end of each day, they didn’t do quite enough, be kind enough, work hard enough, or parent well enough.

I’m here to tell you that this is a bunch of nonsense.

You, Mom, are more than enough for your child, so start living like it.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Mothers across the country call, write, and email me their concerns, worries, and questions.

You can too!

Perhaps they’ve asked a question that I have answered via my blog or podcast topics.

Maybe the answer that will change the trajectory of your relationship with your child lies HERE...explore my most popular mother centric podcasts and blogs below.
what MOMS are saying
“I first discovered Dr. Meg while listening to Dave Ramsey’s radio show. I was struck by her honesty and her professional experience. I have answered many of my son’s parenting dilemmas since then thanks to her blog and podcasts!" — Susan, 36
“Dr. Meg provides practical advice and genuine encouragement to any woman blessed with motherhood. I have found her content a guiding light when I felt at my lowest as a Mother. Thank you!”  — Rachel, 28
MOTHERHOOD
ISSUE 01: STRESS & EXPECTATIONS
STRESS & EXPECTATIONS OF MOTHERHOOD
DON'T LET COMPARISON AND PERFECTION STEAL ONE MORE MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE.
MOTHERHOOD
ISSUE 02: RAISING STRONG SONS
FROM THE MOMENT A MOTHER HOLDS HER NEWBORN SON, HIS EYES TELL HER THAT SHE IS HIS WORLD.
But often—as he grows up—the boy who needs her, simultaneously pushes her away. It is never too late to strengthen—or rebuild—a mother’s relationship with her son.

Boys today face unique challenges and pressures, and the burden on mothers to guide their boys through them can feel overwhelming. When a mother holds her baby boy for the first time, she also instinctively knows something else: If she does her job right and raises her son with self-esteem, support, and wisdom, he will become the man she knows he was meant to be. That's why I'm here: to provide you medically sound and practical guidance to raising your boy to the man he CAN and WILL become. 

Explore resources below to improve and strengthen the relationship between you and your son. 
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MOTHERHOOD
ISSUE 03: RAISING STRONG DAUGHTERS
STRONG DAUGHTERS BLOOM ALONGSIDE STRONG MOTHERS.
I have been a pediatrician for over 30 years. When I was a fourth-year medical student I had our first child, and during residency, I became pregnant each year. Not ideal for many people, but this worked well for my husband and me. As you can see, I truly believe that women can do anything.

Every woman knows what type of life is best for her and her family. I feel strongly that women should grow up to have real freedom to choose their lifestyle—whether they choose to be full-time mothers, work outside the home or some combination of the two.

As we raise our daughters, we must raise them with the knowledge that they are innately capable and strong, and that no matter what they choose to do with their lives, we as their parent, believe they can be successful.
 
How can you ensure that you are raising a strong daughter? Be attentive and intentional.

Explore common issues and many mothers just like you face when parenting their daughters. 
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