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In this honest conversation, Andrea McCracken reflects on navigating new motherhood while caring for an infant with severe medical issues. While tending to her firstborn’s medical needs, Andrea quickly found herself absorbed in keeping her growing family afloat. But as she began gathering the courage to ask questions about her daughter’s diagnosis, she also noticed how cultivating a genuine interest in others helped her connect with a much-needed community of supporters. Andrea also shares how she and her husband of 23 years have been able to unearth valuable lessons in facing child loss and cross-country moves.
Press play to hear the inspiring story of how this 45-year old mother of six turned making new connections into a life raft. The way Andrea’s kids motivate her to continually engage in personal development is a reminder to always be learning. And by the end, you’ll have a new understanding of what it means to be the primary influencers in your child(ren)’s life as you invest in parenting as a long game.
If you’d like to connect with Andrea in search of solidarity during challenging seasons, send her an email.