#130: When You Don't Fit the Mold with Jessica Kastner

Jessica Kastner is a journalist and author who serves as CT Coordinator for Straight Ahead Ministries, a non-profit working to see Jesus Christ transform the lives of juvenile offenders. She's also a single boy mom who has chosen to share her difficulty fitting the motherhood mold and everyday struggles.

What we chat about:

  • Owning the things about motherhood that make you happy
  • The importance of pretend play and what to do when you hate it
  • The guilt that can come with being a working mom
  • Dealing with a teen that lacks motivation
  • How Jessica has seen her honesty help other women
  • Unrealistic expectations for Christian mothers
  • Walking the line between honesty and complaining
  • Misconceptions about single mothers
  • Avoiding comparison by embracing what makes you unique

Links mentioned:

Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet: Finding Grace and Laughter When Motherhood Gets Real
Episode #86: Taco Tuesdays with Shontell Brewer

Connect with Jessica:

website // facebook // twitter

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