This is a show of confessions and new beginnings. All over the globe people are deciding want they want for the coming year. With a feeling that something’s missing or something could be better, they make New Years Resolutions to go and get it. (Go to any gym in January and February and see for yourself.) The problem is most New Year’s Resolutions don’t work; they fizzle out as quickly as they start.
On today’s show host Julia Espey confesses that she’s never accomplished even one New Years Resolution, but she did manage to make a radical change nonetheless—a change that remade her life, her mothering, and even her love life forever. Julia talks about the time when she once felt “terribly alone, overwhelmed and inadequate as a single mother” but instead of jumping into short-lived hyper-activity to try and “fix it,” she steadfastly took another tack.Guest interviewer and speaker, Janet Matthews, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul, draws out Julia’s heartfelt story and the book she wrote as a result. Today’s show is a journey into how one mother made a dramatic change in her life, began a “quest,” and how her discoveries can help you in your parenting. You’ll find out the secret ingredient to sustaining activity, keeping focused on a goal, and never giving up.
You’ll get take-away parenting tips from If I Were Your Daddy, This Is What You’d Learn. And you’ll hear about Julia’s “new beginning” and the tearful message she gives you at the end of this show.