Stretch Marks author Amber Trueblood has been providing expert advice to the Mamas Uncut community since last year. She has written about dealing with toddler tantrums, behavioral problems at school, and more.
Mamas Uncut asked sent five questions to Amber Trueblood, one of our expert contributors, and asked her to answer them honestly. We hope her responses inspire other moms and also provide them with some information about how they can improve their own lives and lives of their families.
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And without further hesitation, let’s get to the interview!
Funniest or most embarrassing parenting moment?
I have four sons and a husband who all skateboard fairly well. One day, I was jogging (slowly) alongside them on a sidewalk in Washington DC. I clipped my foot on the sidewalk and went flying face-first to the ground. Luckily, I didn’t hurt anything other than my ego. I walk now.
What’s your parenting moto?
My job is to guide and teach these little humans to be kind, compassionate, creative, and contributing members of society.
What would you tell your 13-year-old self?
You’re going to make mistakes, you’re not perfect and that’s ok. The best you can do is learn what you can from every experience, don’t give up, and be kind to yourself along the way.
What is your go-to favorite product?
Does Instacart count as a product… I order most of my groceries online now and it saves me a TON of time, frustration, and irritation.
How do you incorporate self-care into your day?
I’ve found a quick morning and nighttime meditation helps me sleep better, remain more patient throughout the day, and allows me to remember what’s most important to me (instead of getting easily swept away in whatever chaos might surround me that day).
Amber Trueblood MFT, MBA is an author, retreat-host, and the mother of four sons. She’s an unapologetic bibliophile, having devoured over 250 books on behavior, management, systems, parenting, meditation, and self-development. Her expertise, experience, compassion, and humor result in a unique combination of entertainment and effectiveness with her clients. Interestingly, Amber wrote Stretch Marks, her debut book, while on a Broadway Tour with her husband and four sons, traversing over 60 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Amber is most passionate about providing mothers simple and realistic tools to guide them toward a happier, calmer parenting life. Her unique approach includes helping clients clarify their values and priorities, then showing them how to use that knowledge to make better discipline decisions, relieve mom-guilt, reduce self-judgment, and become a truly enlightened parent.