It’s no surprise that with the amount of responsibilities and pressure mothers endure day after day that emotions may rise to the level of rage. However, a raging outburst can often leave a parent (particularly a mom) feeling remorseful, shameful, and guilt-ridden.
In this episode of Yoga| Birth | Babies, I speak with writer and speaker, Minna Dubin. Minna has explored (and experienced) “mom rage” and written several pieces about this very topic for The New York Times and Parents Magazine among others. In our conversation, Minna explains what feeds into this rage, the fear of judgment many mothers have, how common this experience is, and ways to alleviate the rage.
In this episode:
- Learn a bit about Minna
- What is mom rage?
- Minna’s own experience with mom rage.
- What feeds into this rage and why it happens.
- “Mom Guilt” the sense of shame, the fear of judgment from others, including partners that comes along with the mom rage.
- If this situation is so common, why is it such a closeted subject?
- How the isolation of Covid has exasperated people’s rage.
- “Dad rage”
- The impact of mom rage children.
- What can we do to alleviate mom rage?
- One tip or piece of advice Minna would like to offer new or expectant parents.
- Where you can find Minna’s work
Minna Dubin is a writer, speaker, and public artist in the Bay Area in California. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, Parents Magazine, The Forward, Romper, MUTHA Magazine, and other literary outlets. This summer, she’s been talking about mom rage on MSNBC, Good Morning America, and recently had the honor of Bill Maher reading from her New York Times Essay, “The Rage Mothers Don’t Talk About” and then making fun of it! Minna is currently working on a book about mom rage. You can usually find Minna eating chocolate and texting in the bathroom, while hiding from her children. Follow her on Instagram @momlists.
Connect with Minna:
- Yoga| Birth | Babies: Jessica Shapley – Loss, Grief, Anxiety And Isolation During Pregnancy And Parenthood
- Yoga | Birth| Babies: Parenting As An Exhausted Parent” & How To Not Lose Your Cool With Your Kids! With Rachel Bailey
- New York Times: The Rage Mothers Don’t Talk About
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