Sandra is the Mormon mother of 4 children who comes clean in this podcast episode about her struggles with postpartum depression and how a ride on her husband’s bicycle changed her life, gave her confidence and helped her cope with 4 young children.
If you’re a mother I encourage you to listen to this episode and know that you my friend, are simply not alone in the journey that is motherhood.
Enjoy our conversation.
3:00 The Cache Valley Wind Caves, a family favorite
7:30 On her ADD children and how getting outdoors helps them.
10:30 On raising free-range children.
12:30 postpartum depression and how the outdoors helped Sandra cope
“I felt like I was failing at parenting..and it got to a really dark, dark point.”
17:30 On not being able to function with 4 young children.
19:00 How a liberating mountain bike ride changed her life.
24:00 How Sandra is changing her family tree.
“start by going outside…”
29:00 Sandra’s adventurous, trail-blazing Grandmother.
32:00 I’d tell my 12-year-old self that being yourself is okay.
Today’s show is sponsored by Audible. If I’m not listening to a podcast, I’m listening to an audiobook.
I devour audiobooks while I drive my car to and from interesting hiking destinations, clean my house, fix dinner, do the dishes, fold laundry and workout. There are so many good books that I want to read and I feel a lot more productive when I can multi-task by listening as I work.