AMP S4E6: Adoptive Moms and Mental Health - Ashley Brettin
Do you struggle with minor issues in your own mental health while also caring for the mental health for our kids from hard places?
That’s a lot of prepositions, I know. But that’s also what my friend Ashley Brettin and I are discussing today!
Meet Ashley Brettin: a stay-at-home Mom and a foster parent to six children. She has 3 biological children, one adopted child and two foster children. Her husband Luke is a pediatric therapist as well, so much of their lives are dedicated to helping care for, raise and, better the lives of children.
Ashley and I talked about our own anxiety/depression experiences and how they interact with our calling to be adoptive moms. We talked about medication, leaning on God, how it influences our reactions with our kids, and more. It was a great, open, and honest conversation and I hope you guys relate to it!
Ashley mentioned several great books for adoptive parents in her interview. You can find the links for them by clicking on their titles: The Connected Child | Loving Our Kids on Purpose | When Love is Not Enough | Joyce Meyers
Ashley also talked about the film “What about Bob?”, which you can find here.
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