She is Kindred

When Parenting Looks Different than Expected with Emily Lawson

April 12, 2022 She is Kindred Season 1 Episode 6
She is Kindred
When Parenting Looks Different than Expected with Emily Lawson
Show Notes


In the sixth episode of the She is Kindred Podcast, Britt and Emily Lawson discuss the ways parenting can look different than expected, particularly when parenting children with neurodiversity. 

 Emily Lawson is from Central Iowa, where she was born and raised. Emily and her husband have twins who are 5 and a soon-to-be 3-year-old. She's a stay-at-home mama by day, and gifted artist by night. You can connect with her on Instagram at @EmilyElisabethArt. 


IN THIS EPISODE, BRITT TALKS WITH EMILY LAWSON ABOUT:

  • How to navigate neurodiverse parenting
  • How to balance grief for what happens when parenting looks different than imagined as well as the joy that your children are here 
  • Coming to terms with the fact that the parenting journey may look vastly different than initially imagined
  • Understanding neurodiverse parenting
  • How to be humble humans, especially to our children
  • How to view life through a lens of hope
“If it feels hard that’s because it is hard. Our stories have legitimate hard parts.” -Emily Lawson“


It doesn’t make you a bad person or a bad mom to acknowledge that your circumstances are difficult - or to acknowledge that you expected them to go differently. ” -Britt Smith


"In order for me to deal with my struggle with perfectionism, I use art as a way to sit in the mess.” -Emily Lawson



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