My Mantra: You Are The Captain of This Ship

Stephanie Olson, a local mom of two, gets through the rough seas of parenting by remembering her mantra: You are the captain of this ship.

Local mom of two, Stephanie Olson sat down with Metro Parent’s editor-in-chief to talk about the mantra that gets her through the rough seas of parenting: You are the captain of this ship.

“There’s always 160 things going on in my head at all times. I don’t know if every mom feels that way — pretty sure that they probably do — stop and you just say something to yourself out loud that helps, at least for me,” Olson says. “So, I just think ‘I’m the captain, I’ve got this.’ I’m going to do one thing at a time and it’s all going to get done when it gets done and it’s not the end of the world.”

Watch her full video above and don’t forget to share you Mantra with us, too!


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Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.

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