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The Far From Normal Podcast
52 minutes | 7 months ago
Chasing Big Scary Dreams
Do you have big dreams? Maybe you aren't sure of where to start, maybe your afraid that they are silly, maybe you're reaching for the next level and don't know how to navigate it! Listen in to my chat with Tamara Mason from Empowered Single Moms about how to approach big dreams and goals in a tangible and doable way!
61 minutes | 9 months ago
Why Self- Care is so Important for Moms
Self-care has been a buzz word for the past few years but what does it really mean? How can a busy mom find the time to take care of herself while caring for her family? Self-care is important and it can be easy to incorporate into your daily life once you know how! Join me as I chat with the author of "Self-Care for Moms" Sara Robinson about how moms can take care of themselves and feel great!
67 minutes | 10 months ago
Thinking of Homeschooling? We're Answering Your Question!
Are you thinking about homeschooling this year? Do you have tons of questions, lots of worries, and wonder how in the world you can make it work? Today I'm sitting down with veteran homeschooler Karla Harmer from The Happy Mustard seed to talk about how homeschooling is different from distance learning, how to balance homeschooling with working from home, and all of the freedom homeschooling can offer your family!
58 minutes | 10 months ago
Getting Organized to Stress Less & Enjoy Life!
Is a disorganized home or chaotic closet keeping you from feeling relaxed, enjoying your free time, or pursuing something you love? Do you need help figuring out what to keep or toss? Are you holding onto things for sentimental reasons that are taking up valuable real estate? Professional organizer, mom of 3, and military wife Susan from Organized 31 is here to help! She has amazing, actionable advice to help you get it together!
57 minutes | 10 months ago
Living 100 Pounds Lighter- Losing Weight & Keeping it Off
This week I’m talking to Sara about weight loss. She has lost over 100 lbs and sustained it for years and has amazing advice for losing weight, keeping it off, and caring for and loving yourself! If you’ve ever struggled to lose weight or keep it off this episode is for you! Whether it’s 5 pounds or 100 it can be done and Sara is a living example! Sara’s weight loss journey is nothing short of inspiring! She lost over 100 lbs. and has kept it off for years. Her story is free of fad diets or quick fixes and focuses on balancing your life, taking care of yourself, and giving yourself kindness and grace through the process.
62 minutes | a year ago
Teaching Kids to be Money Smart at Every Age!
Teaching kids about money sets them up for a successful future! But money can be a hard thing to teach, it can be something that we hesitate to talk about if we don't feel confident, and we may not know where to start. Virginia is a financial coach who is great at teaching money mindset, abundance, and how to live without stress and scarcity. She has great advice for teaching those things to our kids to get them off to a great start in life and help them be financially secure adults!
62 minutes | a year ago
Beyond "The Talk" How to Discuss Sex With Your Kids
By far one of the toughest subjects to approach as a parent is sex! Let's face it, we get uncomfortable, our kids get uncomfortable, and no one knows exactly what to say! But sex is one of the most important things we can talk with our kids about. Having accurate information helps keep them safe, and make educated decisions! So I brought in an expert to help us work through how to approach these conversations, why they are so important, and how at each stage in life we can communicate in a way that educates and empowers our kids. Miki Johnston is a therapist with 25 years of experience, she has extensive experience working with women, adolescents, and families. She is also the creator of a sexual health curriculum that focus on education, healthy relationships and parent involvement.
52 minutes | a year ago
Transforming Chaos & Finding Meaning, Purpose & Joy!
This week I'm sitting down with Tabitha from The Mama Matters. We're talking about how to be more present, enjoy motherhood, and finding ways to stress less! Tabitha has amazing advice for creating space in your life for self-care, learning to embrace a family rhythm to calm the chaos, and how to truly embrace the years with your babies so that you are present and enjoying your life as a mom! Her advice is easy, actionable, and can make a huge impact in your life!
81 minutes | a year ago
Breaking Generational Cycles, Overcoming Addiction, and Becoming Who You Are Meant to Be
This episode contains profanity & deals with sensitive subjects that may be upsetting for some listeners, discretion is advised. This week I'm talking with Jen Elizabeth, author of "Shape of a Woman," sexual abuse survivor, and sober mom. She is so generous in sharing her story to inspire and help others who are dealing with trauma, addiction, and overcoming family dysfunction. We talked about how her past is shaping her motherhood experience and the relationships that she wants to have with her children that are wildly different than what she had. We discussed how cycles of generational trauma are hard to break but what an incredible ripple effect can come from being the one to break them.
60 minutes | a year ago
Raising Intentionally Kind Kids
Can you change the world? As parents we can by raising our kids to be kind, teaching them to help others, be respectful, and spread positivity in the world! This week I'm chatting with Nicole Black from Coffee & Carpool about how and why to be intentional about teaching your kids kindness, how to deal with tween attitude, getting kids to be kind to their siblings, and so much more. Join us as we talk about sprinkling kindness around like confetti!
59 minutes | a year ago
Meal Planning Made Easy
Do you dread the question, "What's for dinner?" This week I'm sitting down with Christina Hitchcock the founder to talk about how to make meal planning easier, how to cut down time in the kitchen, and how to stress less knowing what you're putting on the table for dinner!
69 minutes | a year ago
Raising Independent Kids & Getting Rid of Mom Guilt
Trouble getting your kids to do their homework? How about creating morning routines that work? Want your kids to be more independent? Are you struggling with mom guilt? Joann has answers to these questions and so much more amazing advice to offer moms! Join us as we chat about being kind to ourselves, letting go of having to do ALL the things, and being happier moms!
68 minutes | a year ago
Do More Stress Less- Time Management & Productivity
Are you tired of feeling constantly overwhelmed? Do you need to work more efficiently so you can enjoy your free time? Listen in as I chat with time management and productivity expert Alexis Haselberger about all the ways we can get things done efficiently, and have time to relax!
77 minutes | a year ago
Finding the Joy and Fun in Parenting
Jacqueline Pirtle is the best selling author of the amazing parenting book "Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops" her perspective on parenting is all about joy, fun and true connection with her kids. Her energy is contagious and her advice is amazing! This is a great episode for all parents!
70 minutes | a year ago
A Busy Mom's Guide to Healthy Eating Without Deprivation
This week I'm talking to culinary nutrition expert Randa Derkson. Randa believes that food should be healthy simple and delicious. She helps moms find sustainable ways to eat healthy without fad diets or depriving themselves of pizza, tacos, and other favorites! Healthy eating has never been so easy!
70 minutes | a year ago
Emergency Homeschooling and Learning Through Play
This week I'm chatting with Alanna Gallo the founder of Play Learn Thrive. Alanna is a teacher, and we talked all about learning through play, how parents can survive emergency homeschooling, and all of life is a learning experience!
54 minutes | a year ago
Overcoming Anxiety & Persuing Your Dreams
I sat down today with Carly Crewe, she is an MD, a mom to 3-year-old twin girls, and a mindset coach for mompreneurs. She is the host of the "Mind Over Motherhood" podcast and has amazing advice for moms who are working toward their goals!
71 minutes | a year ago
Allowing Ourselves the Freedom to be the Mom We Want to Be
This week I had an amazing chat with Michele Noble the founder of "The Calmer Mom Project." Michelle and I talked about being kind to yourself, learning to follow your inner guidance as a parent, and showing your kids what it means to be truly happy.
1 minutes | a year ago
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