Mothers have powerful voices, and the more we use them, the stronger they will become. But many mothers struggle just to balance housework, children, employment, sleep, and the constant stream of tasks that whiz past the kitchen counter.
Is it really possible to go outside our comfort zones and use our voices to make a difference?
For today’s podcast, I (April Perry) interviewed one of the most amazing mom-voices I know (using my minivan as a sound studio while our seven children played together inside the house!).
Sarah Hull and I were dear friends back in high school.
And in 2003, she and her husband, Bryant, became parents to Katie (soon to be followed by Ella and Carter). Katie is a darling daughter with “extras.” She was born with Spina Bifida, and over the course of the past nine years, the Hull family has had an incredible impact on their friends, their community, and the thousands of mothers throughout the world who connect with them at school, on their family blog, and through Sarah’s business.
I asked Sarah to share a little about her story–and explain why it’s important for moms to know that they have a voice.
Then we got into some of the “hard” questions. What prevents mothers from using their voices? How do we get past all those fears, setbacks, and self-doubts?
We also talked about who we look to for inspiration, how we’ve seen our voices make a difference–even in small ways–and what we would recommend to a mother who is trying to get started.
While you’re exercising, cleaning, or simply relaxing in a hot bath at the end of the day, we hope you’ll enjoy this conversation that will inspire you to become more confident and deliberate about the way you use your voice.
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QUESTION: Have you had a great experience using your voice–either to be an advocate for your child, make a difference in the community, or share a unique point of view with the world?
CHALLENGE: Take some time to listen to this podcast and then identify one way you could start–or continue–using your voice the way you know, deep down, it’s meant to be used.Click here to download the podcast straight to your computer.
Music from Creations by Michael R. Hicks.