Natalie Hixson | Overcoming Anger in Motherhood, 151

Overcoming Anger in Motherhood | Natalie Hixon

Natalie Hixson | Overcoming Anger in Motherhood

Natalie Hixson is a wife, mother, auntie, and certified professional life coach who helps discouraged Christian moms overcome destructive anger and burnout.

After learning to thrive in motherhood and process anger in a healthy way, Natalie became convicted to help other moms avoid those dark years of motherhood by helping them to appreciate and process their anger, learn to identify their triggers, and ultimately control their reaction to those triggering situations.

She enjoys her own motherhood journey by hanging with her husband Mike and their three daughters in beautiful Bozeman, Montana.

She recharges with Jesus, coffee, and adventures with her family like skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer!

Natalie Hixson joins Amber to discuss overcoming anger in motherhood, healthy anger vs. destructive anger, and tools to help you process anger.

Questions Natalie and Amber Discuss About Mom Anger:

  1. (4:18) Share a little of your faith journey with us.  When did you come to know Jesus?
  2. (5:35) As a young mom, there came a point when you knew there was a problem because you were on the floor throwing a tantrum with your two year old daughter.  Take us back and share about that season of life and how you were feeling?
  3. (13:21) For someone who spends time with the Lord daily and still struggles with yelling at their kids and outbursts of anger? How do you coach them?
  4. (20:25) What are some tools that you use to help women overcome anger in motherhood?
  5. (29:40) Do you recommend people go to counseling in order to deal with mom anger? Or have you seen anger is a result of someone who’s experiencing depression?
  6. (34:26) As we close, what advice would you give a young mom or any woman who struggles daily with anger and burnout?

Quotes to Remember from Overcoming Anger in Motherhood:

“Take responsibility for your reactions.”

“It’s okay, if you get angry…We push off those negative emotions, feeling like it’s not okay for us to feel those things and it is okay, but how can we process those in a healthy way? So the first thing I like to teach is what I call S.I.T. and Pray.” (Listen for the episode for more thorough description)

S. Separate

I. Inhale

T. Tune In

P. Pray

“It’s okay that I’m angry. It’s okay that I’m frustrated. There’s nothing wrong with me for feeling this way. I’m not sinning because I’m angry. I’m just feeling this emotion right now. We need to validate ourselves. And then we turn to the Lord.”

“Lord, help me right now. I don’t want to be destructive toward my children. I do not have anything that it takes right now for me to go back out there and mom, I need Your strength.”

“If someone’s listening to this, and their kids are grown adults, they can change, they can take responsibility, they can go back and say, ‘I did not know how to process emotion when you were little and I made so many mistakes. I just want to say I’m sorry and I want to make it right’.”

“God is so amazing. He’s restorative. He makes all things new. So I don’t ever want anyone to think they can’t change or that it’s too late.”

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God is amazing. He's restorative. He makes all things new. So I don't ever want anyone to think they can't change or that it's too late.
It's okay, if you get angry... We push off those negative emotions, feeling like it's not okay for us to feel those things and it is okay, but how can we process those in a healthy way?

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