The Motherhood Metamorphosis

Caitlin Voebel: Navigating grief after my mom died

January 22, 2024 Brittany Meng Season 4 Episode 3
The Motherhood Metamorphosis
Caitlin Voebel: Navigating grief after my mom died
Show Notes

Caitlin Voebel is a 33 year old mom of 4. Her husband of nearly 14 years is Air Force and she spent all of her adulthood traveling and moving where the military sends them, creating life and connections in each place.

While she has worked as a caregiver, dance instructor, and childcare provider, her real and true calling is to be home with her children.  She’s not a professional writer (yet) but after her mother’s passing she created @griefgraceandwaffles on Instagram as an outlet for processing grief, motherhood and things in between.

Caitlin and I explore her unique journey of grief when her mom died unexpectedly at the age of 48 when Caitlin was 6 weeks postpartum with her 3rd child and living overseas.

She shares how she's learning to show up as herself in her own grief and as a mom to her kids, how she discarded platitudes that people say to try and comfort, and how she's figuring out how to navigate grief on her own terms.

Link to Caitlin's Shop: I know you're tired, but stay on fire

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