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Keep Calm Mother On! with Christy Thomas

Sep 23, 2022

Meet Carla!

Carla Naumburg, PhD, LICSW, is a clinical social worker, and mother. She’s the author of five non-fiction books, including her international bestseller, How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids (Workman, 2019), as well as You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent, and the forthcoming How to Stop Freaking Out, the (completely swear-free) middle-grade adaptation of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids. 

Carla’s writing has appeared in a variety of online and print publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Mindful Magazine,, Psychology Today, WBUR’s Cognoscenti Blog, Brain, Child, Motherwell,, PsychCentral, and Today Moms. 

Carla completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Middlebury College, a master’s degree in social work from Smith College, and a PhD in clinical social work from Simmons College in Boston. Carla grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Bay Area of California and she currently lives outside of Boston with her husband and two daughters. 

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Self-Care:  Carla's Peloton! Also, watching Downton Abby from the beginning. Christy loves the Peloton and painting. Ukele is another project. 


Family Fun:  They end the day with a funny TV show.  They've watched Psych, Brooklynn 99, and now are watching Bluey! They also play hearts.  Christy and her family play Mario Kart and Uno Flip or Uno Dare. 



You are exactly the right mom for your kids.  I am so glad to know you. 

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