Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast
#23: Finding Guidance through Faith and Prayer
with Bunmi Laditan
Parents around the world find comfort and guidance in their spiritual faith, even during the hardest of times of their parenting journey. Prayer, journaling, and reflection are powerful tools that can bring peace during turmoil and a sense of direction on those days you feel lost.
In this episode, I talk to award-winning author Bunmi Laditan about how parents can use their faith to ease the worry that comes with being a parent. Her new book, Help Me God, I’m a Parent is a collection of poetry that gives voice to the vulnerable thoughts that everyone has about parenthood, but may be afraid to say out loud. These lyrical prayers echo the same fears, joys, delights, loneliness, regrets, and love that caretakers hold in their hearts.
Bunmi is a Webby- nominated writer from California who lives in Quebec, Canada, with her family. She has contributed to the New York Times, Parenting, and the Huffington Post and is best known for the satirical Twitter account Honest Toddler (1.6 million followers).
Here’s a glance at this episode…
- [04:07] How the things you worry about change with time
- [06:32] Finding hope in the midst of worry
- [08:26] Prayers of a parent
- [09:58] The fear that accompanies letting your child go
- [13:09] When you feel like you’re at the end of your rope
- [18:32] Encouragement to keep going
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One last thing. I spend time each morning in meditation and would love to pray for you, your child or whatever’s on your heart. Simply email me and let me know how to pray. It can be as simple just your name or you can give a short explanation. Either way you can trust that I will do it. It’s a simple, quiet way for us to connect and for me to support you on your parenting journey. 🧡