#88 An Honest Conversation About Parenting with Miranda Rake of Romper

by | Oct 23, 2023 | Mompreneur, New parent, Podcast

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

How can modern parents strike a balance between staying informed through research and applying practical strategies for their child’s optimal development?

Our exploration of refined perspectives in parenting research unveils the discarded notions and evolving paradigms that are reshaping our understanding of effective child-rearing practices. Taking a closer look at societal shifts, we uncover the changing tides of conversational interests over the past five years, highlighting the intriguing topics that have captured our collective attention.

In this episode, I am joined by Miranda Rake, a writer at Romper, as we discuss parenting while navigating through the ever-evolving landscape of information and shifts in thinking. We explore the delicate balance between thorough research and everyday practicality to foster the development of our children.

Join us as we discuss the integration of fresh perspectives and valuable lessons learned into effective parenting through innovative approaches that are shaping the modern parenting experience.

Topics Discussed:
  • Balancing research and practicality for optimal child development
  • Exploring shifts in topics of discussion over the past five years
  • Integrating new concepts and lessons learned into parenting strategies
  • Refined perspectives in parenting research
  • Words of encouragement
About the Guest:

Miranda, a writer at Romper, a site for a new generation of women figuring out motherhood, examines parenthood from every angle, with a particular interest in maternal mental health. She explores everything from moms who use psychedelic mushrooms to why so many American moms are on antidepressants and from using ritual to create meaning without religion to how (unfortunately) great it is to drink a whole lot less. Before joining Romper, Miranda spent over a decade as a food writer for publications including Imbibe, Food52, Food & Wine, and The Modern Proper. She holds a Master’s Degree in Food Studies from NYU and a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Religions and Ethics.

Residing in Portland with her husband and two young children, Miranda is passionate about the usual concerns, such as her children’s sleeping habits and enjoying warm sea swims. She has an aversion to leaf blowers and dislikes writing about herself in the third person. In line with the quintessential traits of a Portland-based millennial, she once operated a small-batch jam company for four years. 

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