Episode 32

Published on:

12th Apr 2022

Post-Divorce Wisdom: Lessons All Moms Can Learn // with Heather McGinley and Laura Koo

Every failure presents opportunities for learning, and a failed marriage is no different.

In Ep. 32, Heather McGinley and Laura Koo chat with host Carmelita Tiu about the ups and downs of life post-divorce, and what they’ve learned.

Some key takeaways:

  1. It’s helpful for kids to have a sense for the work that parents put into giving them the life that they have.  Tough moments can create opportunities for them to step up and be helpful.
  2. Sometimes divorce allows someone to be a better parent.  It may seem counterintuitive, but a toxic relationship can suck up an outsized amount of energy. 
  3. When you as a mom are able to come from a happy and healthy place, that positively impacts all of your relationships.
  4. Let your kids see your emotions.  It can open the door to talk about big feelings.
  5. Normalize that idea that romantic relationships have seasons and phases, just like friendships, and may not last forever.  Help them understand when and how to let go in a healthy way.
  6. Teach your daughters what a healthy relationship looks like.
  7. Remember that we are not merely the roles we play.  The role of “mom” is just one part of our selves.

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About the Podcast

Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them
Helping moms be & raise strong women
Are you a growth-oriented, mindful and busy mom who wants to raise strong daughters? Me too!

Tune in for short episodes (under 25 min) filled with inspiration, insights and actionable tips from experts, moms who’ve been there, and host Carmelita Tiu (a mom of two girls herself).

Hear about timely (& sometimes tough) topics: boundaries, self-care, creating safe spaces, self confidence, intuition, negative patterns, body positivity, friendship, body image, gender stereotypes, stress, and more.

Follow @knowberaisethem on Instagram for more info.

And here’s to strong women -- may we know them, may we be them, and may we raise them.

About your host

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Carmelita Tiu

Service, creativity, and human potential -- these things inspire Carmelita Tiu as a mindset coach and life strategist for mindful moms, and as an attorney, podcaster, creative, educator and parent. After receiving her art degree and law degree, she worked as an attorney at The Oprah Winfrey Show and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network for several years, then pivoted to the design and advertising world. She's also held adjunct professorships at DePaul University and Columbia College Chicago, and served on the boards of numerous cultural and community service organizations.

As a curious and committed mom to two daughters, Carmelita recently launched the podcast, "Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them," a show that informs and inspires mindful and growth-oriented moms of girls -- so they can show up for themselves and their daughters the way they want to. "Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them" is on all the major podcast platforms, or head to knowberaisethem.com.