EP 231: Laughing and Learning Throughout Motherhood with Tara Clark of Modern Mom Probs


Today, I am coming to you from Humboldt County, California. We are taking our daily walks in the redwoods and by the Pacific Ocean. We have morning fog, cool daytime temperatures, and leisure time built into every day—picture guilt-free fiction reading sessions with snacks.

We take the same vacation twice a year—once in the summer and the other the first week of each new year. We come to the same place so we can relax and make ourselves at home somewhere else. It feels like a giant exhale.

It feels really expansive to take these breathing weeks. I get to journal, reflect, read, play games, and chill out with my most favorite people.

How are you? Do you have any vacation plans to share? I would love to hear about your trips, your traditions, and how you spend your time away from home when you get it. I didn’t grow up with yearly vacations, so this is all new territory for me. Please share!

Are you on Threads? I am one of those weirdos that loves meeting new people on social media platforms, so when it started I jumped right in. It reminds me of what Twitter was back in the beginning….a cocktail party full of smart people I don’t know yet and I can attend while wearing my pajamas.

That’s where I met this week’s podcast guest. We were both chatting people up on Threads and started talking to each other. We got to meet in real life at Mom2 Summit, and as she said, “The conversation was so good we walked to the bathroom together and kept right on talking.”

Have you met Tara Clark of Modern Mom Probs? She is a delight.

Check out the Modern Mom Probs mission:

Our mission is to support women through the trials and tribulations of modern-day motherhood, normalizing taboo topics through empathy and a good laugh. With a focus on honesty, relatability, and humor, we candidly share our experiences, creating an inclusive environment for all mothers to feel seen, heard, and connected.

Tara Clark is an author, speaker, content creator, podcaster, and the founder of Modern Mom Probs.

After becoming a mom and recognizing a hole in the online space for moms to authentically connect, she launched her Instagram account in 2017. She has since built a valued community, solidifying herself as a humorous, trusted voice in the parenting space.

Her work has been featured in prominent publications including Buzzfeed, Today, Motherly, Parents.com, Scary Mommy, Romper and Yahoo Life.

She is the author of Modern Mom Probs: A Survival Guide for 21st Century Mothers and founder of Modern Mom Style Box, a clothing rental subscription service for busy moms.

She is also the host of the Modern Mom Probs podcast where she seeks to find solutions for modern mom problems by interviewing medical experts, therapists, popular content creators and best-selling authors.

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