Exploring the natural rhythms of our daily lives with guest Meagan Wilson | Podcast Episode 276

Clarity; balance; peace… Sometimes it can be hard to feel that we have any of these in our frantic homes and lives.

Today’s guest, Meagan Wilson, specializes in helping families reconnect with those positive feelings, and best of all helps us bring those positive feelings to our children.

In our conversation we talk about:
– The best kind of learning for little kids
– How to get more of that into our kiddos’ lives
– The importance of wonderful things like daily rhythms and self-directed play into our family lives

I hope you, like me, come away with the feeling of hope.
That is what today’s guest brings to our conversation.

In the Parenting News segment of the show:
Anna Seewald of the Authentic Parenting podcast is hosting a live, one day conference in New Jersey on May 18, and Dr. Laura Markham is the keynote speaker! Anna is kindly offering a $50 discount per ticket to listeners of We Turned Out Okay, so keep an ear out for that!

Hope you enjoy this episode!

Go to weturnedoutokay.com/276 for:

  • A cheat sheet of the big ideas that come up in today’s conversation
  • Links to interesting stuff from our chat
  • The video of the week: Off this week, returning Thursday, May 9th

And thank you so much for listening!

Temper Tantrums and Potty Training:

Today I share about two helpful free guides I offer.
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YouTube live is OFF this week, returning Thursday, May 9

See you then!

Cheat sheet on the ideas that come up in our conversation today

1) “Up till then I was looking at the world from a macro point of view, and raising this child became my most important job.”
Parenthood is nothing if not a massive paradigm shift. Meagan, today’s guest, was suddenly looking at the world from a tiny, micro-point of view, when she became a mom.

2) “Motherhood… It’s a wild ride!”
I almost named today’s episode with this quote of Meagan’s : )
It’s just so true.

3) “There are natural rhythms in our daily lives.”
In the moment, this quote of Meagan’s hit me hard. It’s so true, and yet so elusive. I love how Meagan shows us, in this conversation, the importance of rhythms and also how to bring them more intentionally into our parenting.


Key Links

Click here to learn more about the Authentic Parenting conference, the subject of today’s Parenting News segment! That is also the link where you can use the promo code I share in the segment, good for $50 off of your ticket!

Click here for episode 255, my conversation with Dr. Laura Markham (the keynote speaker at the upcoming Authentic Parenting conference!)

Click here for Megan’s online home base, wholefamilyrhythms.com… Better yet go to wholefamilyrhythms.com/weturnedoutokay, the page Megan made just for listeners to our conversation!

Click here for Jared Diamond’s book Guns, Germs, and Steel

Click here for Ernesto Sirolli’s TED talk, about farming struggles in Africa.

Click here for the Netflix show, The Fix.

Click here for my conversation with Tanya Trainor about the Loose Parts movement.

Click here for my conversation with professors Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky, early childhood professors who have written several books together illustrating how Loose Parts helps children and families.

In the WTOO Universe

Join the private WTOO Facebook group… Click here!
The Facebook group is where I do our Magic Words for Parents Facebook live every Monday 🙂

Click here for my channel in YouTube, where you’ll find helpful videos (like this one on what to do when your child is jumping on the couch for your attention, at the worst possible time.)

My latest book, 10 Secrets Happy Parents Know, is officially out!!
Click here to read more!



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