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Thriving In Motherhood Podcast
24 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
20 Secrets for A Fun Road trip with Kids [Episode 172]
We just got back from a 70 hour road trip with our four young kids. We had an AMAZING time. In this weeks episode I'm sharing 21 things that made this huge undertaking successful. Whether you are going on a short weekend trip or a cross-country drive there is something for every driving situation. Add your best secrets for road tripping success in the comments!
14 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
My word for 2021 [Episode171]
This week we are talking about choosing your word for the year and what my word is for 2021. If you are like most Exhausted Supermoms you are living a very full life and running in lots of directions. What we talk about in this week's episode will help you start living a bit more like a Soaring Mother as you decide on what matters to YOU in this season.
14 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
10 Things To Manage the Overwhelm [Episode170]
Today I'm sharing my Overwhelm Toolbox on the podcast. 10 things you can do right now to help manage stressful situations and navigate challenging life circumstances. They all just take a few moments and don't require anything fancy. We've got this!
56 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Being A Wise Steward of your Marriage, Home, and Time with Kathryn Voetberg [Episode 169]
For a long time now, I've been navigating through how to balance the responsibilities I have for my marriage, our children, our home, homeschooling, podcasting and business. Maybe some of you have been figuring that out too. It seems like there would be a simple productivity solution that will help us fit it all in (the Thriving in Motherhood Planner does help A LOT!) but the reality is each day is full of different circumstances, opportunities, and challenges that need to be navigated. Pair that with the endless uniqueness of ourselves and the individuals in our families and there is no one-size-fits all answer for balancing all we have going on in life. Our guest today is Kathryn Voetberg @nowthatimamother is the mother of four in four years, and is passionate about teaching women how to use systems and strategy to cultivate a life they love to live, one of the three Pillars of Thriving that we talk about so much on the podcast. In todays conversation Kathryn shares the why and how-to of making God and marriage her top priorities in life. We discuss being a wise steward of our pockets of time and how for her that has compounded into a number of successful businesses with her husband @nowthatimafather. We also discuss how we stay anchored and confident in navigating our day to day life with God.
18 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
My Journey with Barefoot Shoes [Episode 168]
This week we are talking all things barefoot shoes - something that I've been deeply passionate about for years. For me, making the switch to shoes that have a wide toe box, zero drop heel (they are flat), thin soles (around 4mm thick), and super flexible (they roll up) has reduced my pain levels dramatically from all that happens to a body during pregnancy. We are covering the why to wear them, what to do to make the switch, where the kids and I have gotten our shoes and sandals, and my best tips for keeping it budget friendly.
44 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Finding Clothes You Love to Wear with Corina Holden [Episode 167]
Have you ever struggled with getting dressed in the morning or knowing what to wear as a mom? In this weeks episode with Corina @frumpfighters we talk about getting rid of the overwhelm in our closets, knowing what to buy, and where to buy it.
15 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Survival Mode 101 [Episode 166]
Whenever you find yourself in survival mode, there are some best practices to that help make the experience as good as it possibly can be. All of my old favorite principles as well as some new ones that we've learned this time around with my broken toe in this weeks episode. What are your best tips for being in survival mode?
12 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
4 Things I'm Excited About Right Now [Episode 165]
The 4th step on the path from Surviving to Thriving is Exploring - a step that can be easily missed as a mom. In today's episode I'm sharing 4 things that I'm exploring right now in my own life, just for FUN. What is something you are excited about right now?
48 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Embracing the Unexpected with Makenzie Schmitt [Episode 164]
The pandemic changed many of our lives in big ways. Makenzie Schmitt @4msch shares her experience going from a full-time working mother with three children in daycare during the day to now a working-from-home homeschooling mother. She embraced learning so many new skills of home management, homeschooling, emotional regulation, self-awareness, and cooking, to name a few. I'd love to hear what inspires you from this conversation!
29 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
How Our Homeschool is Evolving [Episode 163]
Last year I shared what our homeschool looked like and while all of it is still true, we've been adding new layers to our days. This is a full update of all that we've added into our days and the systems that we've developed over the last year.
36 minutes | May 26, 2021
Establishing Healthy Money Habits with Chelsea Brennan [Episode 162]
This week on the podcast we are talking about something we've never talked about here: money. Whether you are looking for ideas about how to be more intentional about your own family finances or how to talk to your kids about money, we cover both in my chat with Chelsea Brennan @smartmoneymamas.
19 minutes | May 19, 2021
My #1 Tip for Turning Around a Bad Day [Episode 161]
So many things can be the catalyst for a bad day: not enough sleep, changing schedules or routines, grief, sickness, current events in the world. When I notice myself feeling grumpy or trying to hide from my kids (either behind a door or a screen), then I know it's time for an adventure. All the details for how we pull off a last minute adventure in this weeks episode.
15 minutes | May 12, 2021
How to Navigate the Library with Young Children [Episode 160]
Going to the library has been an integral part of my life and it has continued into motherhood. But there is a bit of a learning curve to make it a positive experience for everyone involved. This week I'm sharing my best tips and tricks for navigating the library with young children and when we read all the books we bring home. What are your best tips for tackling the library as a family?
43 minutes | May 5, 2021
The Power of Small Steps with Emily McDermott [Episode 159]
This weeks chat with Emily McDermott @simplebyemmy covers how to simplify the choices we make, how to make progress in small pockets of time, and the power of energy mapping in helping you be confident in navigating your days.
44 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
If You Have Faith There Is a Way with Jacquie Erickson [Episode 158]
Postpartum depression and anxiety is something that many of us have battled in our own unique way. One thing that kept @Jacquie Erickson going is resilience to just face another day. For her this skill was born from an earlier season in her life serving a 18 month mission in Taiwan where she didn't speak the language. A theme that the missionaries shared was "If you have faith, there is a way", a message that still rings true today. So many more gold nuggets and wisdom in this chat - I'd love to hear your biggest take-away.
28 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
How to Build Family Systems Even if You Think "I'm not a Structured Person" [Episode 157]
A great question came in from Mary, a long time listener of the podcast: "I was thinking about the pillar of structure. What daily rhythms have you found to be effective for your kids? What tools do you use to figure those structures out?" This week we are diving deep into structure on the podcast and how to build systems that work for YOU and YOUR FAMILY and your individual personalities, situations, stories, strengths, and weaknesses. Let me know your biggest take-away!
19 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
How to Have a Successful Shopping Trip with Your Kids [Episode 156]
As more and more people are being vaccinated, the opportunities for leaving the house with our kids are increasing for many of us. If you are like our family we all felt a little bit rusty heading out out first. Fortunately it didn't take too long to remember old patterns for a successful shopping trip. All my secrets in this weeks episode. Let me know your biggest take-away!
55 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 155: Everything Happens for a Reason with Leila Mireskandari
This weeks chat with Leila Mireskandari @kidsgrowingcity encouraged me to have hope that each of our struggles and challenges can lead to something good for our lives. Her own unique experiences of growing up during a war and knowing hunger and discovering her daughter's food allergies have culminated in a passion for helping kids become connected to nature and know how to grow their own food. I'd love to know your big take-aways!
18 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Fun Mom vs Smile Mom [Episode 154]
I've discovered that when I'm in a hard season I'm quick to try and compensate my perceived shortcomings by being "Fun Mom". Fun mom goes above and beyond her capacities and ends the day as grumpy mom - the very thing I was trying to get away from. But there is another way. Let me know you biggest take-away from today's episode.
31 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
From Surviving to Thriving to Soaring [Episode 153]
For so long my goal was to get out of surviving motherhood and start thriving. But I discovered something wonderful. Thriving - growing - isn't the end of the road. Once you've built your foundation with the three pillars of thriving, Soaring awaits you. This weeks episode shares the path and vision of what is possible.
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