It Takes a Village To Raise a Parent

Parenting. It's fun. It's challenging. It crosses racial and ethnic and socioeconomic barriers. Oh, and once you have "it" figured out, everything changes. While it certainly takes a village to raise a child, this podcast focuses on the parent. We hope to learn from other parents while giving you, the listener, some actionable tips to help you become a better parent. Note: This podcast is sponsored by gDiapers. Learn more at
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Mar 20, 2017

Artist. Massage Therapist. Mother of 3 “high energy” boys. Angie Smith is busy, yet somehow maintains calm — and balance — through it all. 

Angie first identified herself as an artist when she was 10 years old. She launched her career before having her first child; however, once she had her first son (now 10 years old) her art career “went on pause.” 

We discussed the balance between art and motherhood; between chaos and art. 

Notable Quotes by Angie: 

“I was fully-emerged in being a mother. I did not really create in the time he was born until he was 18 months.”

“I was so wrapped up in being the best mother I could be to him, that I put everything for me on hold for a bit … including art.”

“I felt it all come back to me. It made me happy. It made me calm. When he woke up, I felt like I was a better mother.”

“Easier to balance now that I have 3 children. They are their own little tribe now.”

“100%. Having children has made me a better artist.”



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