You’re most likely going through something difficult right now. It could be personal–deeply personal or private, and you can’t really speak with anyone about it.
So it weighs on your heart–while you’re cleaning the kitchen, working through your to-do list, and trying to keep a smile on your face so your children won’t have to share in your stress.
We know. We’ve been there. Some days we are there.
This is a podcast that was recorded specifically to help heal your heart.
I (April) used to go to my mother with all these challenges. She was the best at keeping secrets, and I could “let it all out” without ever feeling judged or criticized.
Many of you know that my mom is now in the last stages of Alzheimer’s, and so I don’t have that same outlet anymore. But do you know what I do have? Years of hearing her voice. Years of learning what she would have said. And now I want to share it with you.
Do you have friends who might be going through challenges that no one can see? Please share this with them. Together, we’re the power of moms.
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Would you like to read more stories about my (April’s) mother, Zoe?
I’ve collected them into a brand new book coming soon:
Access three free chapters of April’s new book, Your Children Want YOU!, by clicking here.
Music from Creations by Michael R. Hicks
Audio editing by Emily Peterson
dear power of moms, thank you for sharing this. There’s only one thing braver than admitting you are going through a hard time, and that is admitting it, in public. Far from wondering why April was crying on the podcast, I was so proud of her courage to show her feelings because all of us have something that can make us jerk our tears out any time of the day. I have been putting on a brave face ever since I became a mom, for various reasons, and have never ever had anyone talk directly about what that feels like. I now know, I am not alone. Thank you.
Raje, thank you so much for leaving this comment. I honestly felt so nervous when this was about to air…wondering if I should have gone in and edited out the parts that hit so close to home. I’m so glad that this was helpful to you, and I hope you know how much we care about you here at Power of Moms. Keep up the great work! xoxoxo April
This podcast touched me so much that I was nearly in tears on my morning walk! I have put on a “brave face” since I’ve had kids, due to several things that I can’t be completely open about with anyone. It is so very hard. Sometimes when I listen to your podcasts it begins to convince me JUST a little that MAYBE I’m not alone. One thing I love about P.O.M. is how truly authentic we are encouraged to be, and I certainly see that in you, April. You are very brave. Thank you for sharing that.
Both of my parents have Alzheimer’s, and it is heartbreaking. Your mom sounds like the kind of mom I always wished I had, and the kind of mom I wish I could be.
I’m looking forward to reading your book. Thank you , again for this touching podcast. ((Hugs))
April Perry says
Thank you for your sweet comment, Masha! You are absolutely not alone–in any way, shape, or form. So grateful to have you with us here at Power of Moms. I can only imagine what it is like to have both parents going through Alzheimer’s. Simply by being here at Power of Moms, you are demonstrating that you love and care for your family and want to be the best you can for them. I have no doubt that you will succeed. We’re in this together! xoxo
Thank you for this episode. This was so honest and so true and really resonated with me after recently loosing my father and going through some other health issues with him in the past. Putting on that brave face is not always easy and can be so isolating. I love how you shared the wonderful things your mom would say to you when you were discouraged. Thank you for sharing them with us here!