Parenting has certainly NOT been what I expected AND I began to shift to more peace and joy in the chaos after learning different perspectives. The people I interviewed here helped with that and are part of my dream team. In our conversations, they share their stories and things that I believe can help you.

This week’s interview is with Dr. Martha Atkins!!

Click here to listen - Martha Atkins.

My intentions for interviewing Martha:

  • Martha specializes in helping people process grief around death and dying. While I didn’t experience a death, I did have to grieve for the child that I thought I was going to have in order to accept the child that I did have. This was a KEY part in my journey!!
  • You might be wondering what grief has to do with parenting and I have to say that any time there are any expectations about what a child is going to be like and isn’t, there is some shifting that needs to take place. Have a listen and you’ll find out how powerful this is and learn some practical ways that you can release emotions that every parent experiences regardless of the child they have.
  • Martha is so amazing and loving, I just HAD to have her share her wisdom in order to help anyone who might be where I was – feeling sad, confused, angry and fearful.

Want to see an example of an actual letter that I wrote for myself regarding my son? A Letter To My Son.  **Note – This was not meant for him to see but was a way for me to honor what I was feeling in a safe and healthy way. 

If you have questions for Martha or want to learn more about her and the amazing work that she is doing in the world, head here –> http://www.marthaatkins.com


If you enjoy the interview with Martha and want to hear from the other people I’ve interviewed, please sign up below! Feel free to share because it is my mission to help as many parents as possible to start finding more peace and joy in parenting!!


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Other interviews are with Alexis Robin, Michael Trotta, Sarah Seidelmann, Betsy Rapoport, Diane Hunter and Michael Webb. The topics include:
  • parenting children with different processing and learning styles
  • processing grief when your child is given a diagnosis that redefines what parenting is like for you
  • the importance of minding your energy in order to help your child feel safe
Also, I’d LOVE to hear from you!! I’ve put these together to help and inspire people and I’d love to know if you have any questions, thoughts or ahas! Just email me at margaret@sagefireinstitute.com and we can keep the conversation going.



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