Calm the Heck Down with Melanie Dale
If you didn’t know, a positive review in Publisher’s Weekly is a BIG DEAL! Also, if you do enjoy laughing (who doesn’t?!) you’re going to enjoy this book AND this podcast! (And Melanie’s podcast which you can listen to here)
Melanie is a wonderful combination of witty and wise! I personally got a number of great parenting tips from this podcast. (Like texting your kids’ encouragement even when you feel like getting onto them about something.) If you need to be inspired in your parenting, listen in!
Who is Melanie Dale?
Melanie Dale is an author, speaker, podcaster, and mother of three children from three different continents. She and her husband live in the Atlanta area. They have successfully kept their kids alive for a combined total of 227,760 hours, give or take. Melanie is a staff writer for Coffee+Crumbs, has appeared on numerous radio shows and podcasts was a panelist on the television show Moms Everyday, and has been featured in articles in Real Simple, The Bump, Working Mother, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, and the Los Angeles Times.
You can order Calm the H*ck Down HERE.
About the Book:
From author and speaker Melanie Dale comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious parenting book that teaches you how to dial back the stress of raising children with the simple premise that we all just need to lighten up a little bit.
Most of us thought we’d be amazing parents—and then we had kids. Now we spend what little free time we have comparing ourselves to other parents, comparing our kids to other kids, and panicking that everyone else is nailing it except us. Between constant social media postings to conflicting advice found in parenting books, we often have no choice but to freak out. But there is another way. We all just need to calm the h*ck down.
Melanie Dale—a special needs parent, adoptive parent, in vitro parent, and reluctant cheer mom—believes we are all putting too much pressure on ourselves and our kids to be perfect. Instead, she argues, we need to take a step back so we can actually enjoy this journey called parenting.
Calm the H*ck Down is filled with stories from Melanie’s own life, as well as real-life research for learning how to lighten up about every aspect of parenting—from poopy diapers and germs to family vacations and adolescent angst. She also discusses the pressure to knock it all out of the Pinterest park, the challenge of instilling some kind of faith into your kids, and worrying about their future while still trying to live in the present.
Infused with quirky humor, profound insight, and accessible advice, Calm the H*ck Down gives you the permission to finally relax and enjoy this ridiculous thing we do called parenting.
Walk It Out Scripture
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
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Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:
- Calm the H*ck Down | Melanie Dale
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