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MomUp Workshop

I'm counting down the days until my December workshop, Raising Resilience, with MomUp! 🗓

According to a study conducted at the Center of the Developing Child at Harvard University, we can strengthen the fundamental capabilities of resilience at any age.

I will share my 5-C Parenting Model, including strategies for guiding children to develop the self-discipline and resilience they need to conquer crisis.

Register here!

Secure the Seat with Minda Harts – September 19th

Catch my conversation with Minda Harts, on Secure the Seat. We'll talk about how you can connect with your kids and plant seeds of courage in their hearts. Tune in at 12 PM ET. #securetheseat #connections #parenting #courageouskids #confidence #leadership #theparenting411

The Resilient Mama Movement – September 26th

Hey there, Mamas! Are you out of energy most of the time?
Tap into The Resilient Mama Movement and learn how to manage your energy so you can show up in overflow for your children. I am speaking at this FREE event and I know this transformative experience will bring new clarity and purpose to your motherhood adventure. It's coming your way beginning September 26th. Click here to join me! – https://resilientmamamovement.com/carolmuleta

Black Speakers Network Speaker Spotlight Series

Guess what! I was a featured speaker for the Black Speakers Network Speaker Spotlight Series later TODAY. In case you missed it, check it out on YouTube.
The Black Speakers Network Speaker Spotlight Interview Series is a rapid-fire 5-minute interview segment with leading experts from the BSN community. These short, high-energy discussions are designed to ignite your curiosity on a wide range of topics, gather insight, introduce you to new thought leaders and inspire you to take action.  Let me know what you think!

Interview with Taylor Thomas of Black Press USA

I am thrilled to sit down with Taylor Thomas today to talk about how to manage expectations when adult children move back home.  Watch it LIVE on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BlackPressUSA/videos/992033227956378

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Interview with Black Press USA

This will be a great conversation with Taylor Thomas of Black Press USA.  We will discuss parenting in the pandemic as well as frequently asked parenting questions.  I know I have to be ready for this one! https://www.facebook.com/BlackPressUSA/videos/621302862280622

En-Courage-Ing Our Children in Crisis

In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Renae Reinardy about “En-Courage-ing Our Children in Crisis”. She shared her perspective on how children are handling fear and anxiety as they head back to school. She also discussed valuable strategies for children and parents. You don't want to miss this. (Original Air Date:  Friday, September 10, 2021)

Guest:  Dr. Renee Reinardy, Psychologist & 2019 National Mother of the Year®️/http://www.lakesidecenter.org and http://www.couragecritters.com

Moms Making Money Moves

I enjoyed talking with J.J. Conway immensely.  Her riveting story about rebuilding her wealth as a single mother following unforeseen life changes will leave you enlightened and inspired.  She uses lessons from her journey as well as expertise gained since then to empower clients to reclaim control of their finances to not just pay the bills but create generational wealth and banish their poverty mindset for good!  Take a listen and let us know what you think! (Original Air Date:  8/13/2021)

Guest:  J.J. Conway, Mother, Financial Planner, Speaker/http://www.jjconway.org

A Mother’s Impact

I thoroughly enjoyed my interview with Dr. Mautra Staley Jones, 2021 National Mother of the Year®️.  We talked about her passion for mothering her own children as well as her tireless service in the community where she sets young people up for success in school and in life. (Original air date: Friday, July 9. 2021)

Guest:  Dr. Mautra Staley Jones, University Administrator, Advocate, and Philanthropist https://www.americanmothers.org/2021-national-mother-of-the-year/

Fatherhood Today

 

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It's no secret that fatherhood has changed significantly from the days of our grandparents. A recent survey conducted by Pew Research revealed that fathers today spend more time per week on childcare than in previous generations.  In 2016, fathers reported spending an average of eight hours a week on child care – about triple the time they provided in 1965. And fathers put in about 10 hours a week on household chores in 2016, up from four hours in 1965. By comparison, mothers spent an average of about 14 hours a week on child care and 18 hours a week on housework in 2016.

This is largely due to the fact that mothers are now spending almost equal time at work as their male counterparts. But what exactly does this mean for modern-day dads? How do they balance parenting and careers? What are their thoughts about gender roles? 

While they’re spending more time with their children, many dads feel they’re not doing enough. Most dads (63%) said in a 2017 survey that they spend too little time with their kids, compared with 35% of mothers who said the same. Among both dads and moms who said they spend too little time with their kids, work obligations were cited most often as the main reason. Dads are also less positive about their own parenting abilities than are moms. Just 39% of fathers said in 2015 that they were doing a “very good job” raising their children, compared with 51% of mothers.

Dads are just as likely as moms to say that parenting is extremely important to their identity. Some 57% of fathers said this in a 2015 survey by the Center, compared with 58% of mothers. Like moms, many dads also seem to appreciate the benefits of parenthood: 54% reported that parenting is rewarding all of the time, as did 52% of moms. Meanwhile, 46% of fathers and 41% of mothers said they find parenting enjoyable all of the time.

To help you navigate this new world of fatherhood, we've listed a few tips that'll have you feeling confident about your role as dad!

  1. Be present.  Consistency is King.
  2. 2.  Create opportunities to teach.  You’ll be investing in your relationship with your child today, equipping him with skills he’ll need tomorrow,  and creating a legacy of competency for future generations.
  3. Make sure to schedule ‘hang time’ on a regular basis.  Let your children take the lead and learn what’s on their minds and in their hearts.
  4. Create a solid parenting philosophy.  Get clarity and consensus with your spouse/partner on the fundamental values and desired outcomes,  then build your own special connection with the kids.
  5. Don’t be a stranger.  Share who you are; your history, hopes, dreams.

Yes, fatherhood has changed significantly in the last 50 years. Nowadays, fathers are more involved in their children's lives and can often be found at home caring for the kids and working as hard as moms do outside of the house. These changes have a significant impact on how we raise our children, including differences in what we teach them about gender roles and expectations for their future careers. These trends point to a win-win for Moms and Dads, but the biggest winners are our kids!