Reading Small Talk Podcast with Amy Julia Becker

Chapter 1: Failure

May 07, 2020 Amy Julia Becker Season 1 Episode 1
Reading Small Talk Podcast with Amy Julia Becker
Chapter 1: Failure
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Reading Small Talk Podcast with Amy Julia Becker
Chapter 1: Failure
May 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Amy Julia Becker

When our kids were little, I failed at gardening. I had ideas about what it meant to be a good mom, which included a vegetable garden and hand-crafted Halloween costumes. I thought I would inherit domesticity along with the hormones that come with pregnancy. But then I discovered that with gardening comes weeding, and excess produce, and bugs. This episode of the Reading Small Talk podcast describes that initial sense of failure and the unexpected gifts that came when I didn’t live up to my own expectations for motherhood.

More about Small Talk online here

Show Notes

When our kids were little, I failed at gardening. I had ideas about what it meant to be a good mom, which included a vegetable garden and hand-crafted Halloween costumes. I thought I would inherit domesticity along with the hormones that come with pregnancy. But then I discovered that with gardening comes weeding, and excess produce, and bugs. This episode of the Reading Small Talk podcast describes that initial sense of failure and the unexpected gifts that came when I didn’t live up to my own expectations for motherhood.

More about Small Talk online here