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Hi friends!

You are doing a good job!

Even when you feel like it’s not ‘enough.’

Resisting that urge to panic amidst the chaos (anti-LGBTQiA2S+ legislation! book bans! loss of healthcare! climate disaster!) and getting up each morning to take small steps forward is the work.

Modeling this resistance for our kids, showing how we survive through hate and targeting is the work.

So I hope you take it easier on yourself this autumn.

You need to rest for… all the months? I will still like you.

You need to bury yourself in leaves to take a break from advocacy and getting out of bed? I will still like you!

Stop supporting my work so you can support someone who needs the cash more? Still like you!

Pick your nose and eat it? I’ll still like you but also please wash your hands!

Fail to produce results? Still like you!

Mess up and scream at your kids?* I’ll still like you!

Make mistakes and say something offensive? Likable, still!

Apologize clumsily and imperfectly and have to do it all over again? Like you, I’ll still do it!

You are unconditionally awesome.

This October, we’re teaming up with the Come Back To Care community to host a free Social Justice Parenting workshop.

We’ll be talking about picking our battles, generational trauma, and somatic tricks to make parenting through rough patches feel a little bit easier.

REGISTER EARLY to attend or get recordings. Our 45-minute event will be recorded, but show up live for bonus perks!

*And if you need a little more convincing come hang out with us on the 18th!

Meanwhile, more Autumn Cahoots...

Join our next open hangout this Monday, October 2nd.

It’s super chill. We’ll chat about the challenges we’re navigating in parenting, activism & relationships, ask for advice, and brainstorm solutions.

 Learn more.

With you,

– Ashia

PS: The Caregiver Winter Incubator runs January 8th – February 16th. Join the wait list to get first dibs when enrollment opens in November. Free registration available to Incubator Members who joined us for a previous winter, but only if you RSVP by September 30th, so do it quick!

PPS: Check out the new League of Badasses! Join our 20-day Accountabili-Buddies challenge by Oct 1 and YOU TOO could be impressing your friends and confusing your enemies.

PPPS: Have you caught the latest from Cerebellum? Check out this cozy article about soup, housing insecurity, and red flag ‘friendships.’


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