Intro to Parenting in the Trenches
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A Letter from the Trenches

Dear Parent,

I’m having one of those surreal moments, where something I was slowly creating over the last number of months and seemed like a just a dream, has become Real! Kinda like when the Velveteen Rabbit became Real after the love sank in. Ya know? 

I’m so excited to be sharing with you my new, weekly podcast for 2021 called “Parenting in the Trenches”. Why the trenches, you ask? When I think of the trenches, I think about noble, dedicated people who are tasked with making both intentional and split-second decisions that could change the course of their lives and the lives of those they love. I think about people in the trenches representing others ‘back home’ and wanting something better for them as a result of what they’re doing and how it’s often a thankless role. Trenches are freakin’ messy - full of mud, sweat, tears and re-worn clothes. Parenting with purpose doesn’t happen without being willing to get dirty, sticky and Real.

I created this because I’m a mom and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor who works with kids, teens, couples and families and after 20 years of gathering experiences, knowledge and wisdom from my spouse, kids and clients, I feel selfish for holding on to the goods. I simply want to share them and a podcast seemed like my best way of getting it out to you. My mission is to offer a window into reality and a door to hope. 

So what do I have in store for you? I have some incredibly wise and insightful guests lined up and we’re going to stand together in the messiness of Real parenting, Real relationships, and Real mental health struggles. We’re gonna talk about transitions like how to adjust after your baby is born, how to navigate significant changes in your couples relationship, how to be the best empty nesters you can be, and everything parenting-related in between. We’ll address mental health struggles, adoption experiences, epic tantrums, communication patterns and coping skills. If it’s Real, we’re gonna unpack it. Because when we look at what troubles and intimidates us, we feel less alone and find better ways to deal with it. 

If you want to hear more about what we’ll cover, please take a listen to the special Intro episode and if it leaves you intrigued, please make a weekly date with me and join in on these honest, vulnerable and informing conversations.

You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram @KarenPeters_RCC

With you in the parenting trenches,


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