Bunmi Laditan: Help Me, God, I’m a Parent

“My kid is turning out just like me. Well played, karma. Well-played,” wrote an anonymous contributor. Parenting is tough. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the parent I want to be.

For all our celebrations of great organizational leaders, they can’t hold a candle to stay-at-home parents. That’s not my opinion but the evaluation of Forbes. When examining which roles require the greatest skill and impose the greatest burdens, the business magazine ranked Stay-At-Home Parents as America’s most challenging leadership role (citation). And to think, this ranking is a few years old, well before the COVID-19 pandemic drastically challenged families.

“Dear God, hold my parents. Soothe them if anywhere in their minds is a tormenting demon whispering that my mistakes are their fault or that they could have done better. Let them know I get it now,” urged Bunmi Laditan on the CBF Podcast Conversation.

We sat down with the writer and humorist about her new book, “Help Me, God, I’m a Parent.” Laditan’s work has appeared in The Huffington Post and Parenting.com while appearing on CBS Sunday Morning, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.

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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the Associate Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. He’s also served as CBF’s Church Start Specialist, the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, and the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Follow on Twitter @haleandy.

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