One Broken Mom

One Broken Mom

Ameé is not Mother of The Year. Nor is she is a parenting expert with degrees in child psychology. Ameé, in fact, failed at being a mother. <p>Her path to parenthood started with genuine intention and optimism. But unable to understand and manage her inner battles, her marriage ended and she left her husband of ten years as the custodial parent of their two small children. <p>For nearly seven years, Ameé was the "Weekend Mom" until circumstances changed and a wiser, willing Ameé was reunited with her kids and became a full-time single parent. At this point, she knew failure was no longer an option. <p>Today, shouldered by the deeper understanding of childhood experiences and their influence on brain development, Ameé seeks to continue to help herself heal & understand her former limitations as a parent. <p>Amee is now an advocate for other parents who are struggling with their own childhood neglect, abuse and other traumatic experiences. But, by sharing her personal story, she ho... Show More

Kate Stone Lombardi has been a journalist for more than 25 years. She was a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and for seven years wrote a popular regional column that focused on family issues. Her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Ladies Home Journal, Parenting Magazine including a recent article published on GoodHousekeeping.com, which is where Ameé discovered her. Lombardi is the author of The Mama’s Boy Myth: Why Keeping Our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger, published by Avery, part of the Penguin Group (USA). And she also writes parenting advocacy articles on nexttribe.com and her recent article is called “How to Raise Sons Who Won’t Turn Out Like Harvey Weinstein” 

In this episode you'll hear:

Why Kate decided to write the book

What did her research into the topic revealed were the reasons why women are driven "away" from their sons and developing close emotional relationships with them.

Why women and sons seem to have a sense of shame about their close relationships with each other

The differences between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy, enmeshed mother-son relationship

Where this topic fits into the current #MeToo discussions and definitions of masculinity


Resources from this episode: 

Click here to Buy "The Mama's Boy Myth"  

Kate Stone Lombardi’s Website



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