Create more meaning in Motherhood

A 30-minute podcast with 3 doable takeaways
to make your family life a little better each week

croprachel

Hi, I'm Rachel

Lover of practical ideas, conversations with kindred spirits, and my two wild children who keep life interesting.  I combined all of these passions when I created 3 in 30, a podcast for moms who want doable takeaways to try with their families - strategies to help us manage the madness and maximize the magic of motherhood.

Before I had my kids, I was a camp counselor for kids with disabilities, a volunteer in an orphanage in El Salvador, and a high school English teacher. Then my husband and I struggled with infertility and went through the adoption process and IVF to get our two miracle babies.

After all of my experiences working with children, and after my long fight to become a mother, I truly believed that I would thrive as a mom from day one.

Let's just say my transition to motherhood was a little rougher than I had imagined...

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If you feel like you often get locked into power struggles with your kids, this is the episode for you! Lisa Andersen, an amazing mom and the founder of @thrivingmotherhood, talks about 3 battles we can let our children win!
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Within each takeaway, she and I talk about the expert advice we’ve received (from doctors, articles, books, mom-friends, and even our own experiences) that help us let go and give our children independence in at least a few important areas of their lives.
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Lisa is such a joyful mama, who has found that she loves motherhood so much more when she isn’t engaging in useless battles with her kiddos. I hope you will listen, especially if you have a strong willed child. (I have two!)
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Much love to you this week!!
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I feel like my podcast is becoming a bit confessional. 🤦🏼‍♀️ A few weeks ago, I admitted that I am addicted to my phone; last week I admitted that I am basically sedentary😂; and this week, I am admitting that I am a Negative Nancy who constantly nags my children.
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But there is hope, my friends!!! Because today we get to hear from Tony Overbay, a fantastic Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is also a father of four teenagers and a podcaster @virtualcouch. Tony teaches us 4 ways that we can authentically and effectively praise our children through the Nurtured-Heart Approach.
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Finding something positive to say to our kids in almost any situation is the key, and Tony will teach us how.
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You don’t want to miss this one. I truly think it has the potential to totally shift the feeling in our homes! Search “3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms” in your favorite podcast app, or go to the link in the comments below!
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If you’re anything like me, it’s been difficult to find the time and/or motivation to regularly exercise since you’ve become a mom.
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If you are a rockstar with exercise, I bet there are other things that you struggle to do because you can’t muster up the motivation.
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In either case, I *know* you will get something out of today’s episode! Monica Tanner, a mother of four and a fellow podcaster at @onthebrightersideofthings, teaches 3 ways to find and maintain our motivation to exercise (or do anything hard, for that matter).
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Listen in! And when you’re done, head over to her podcast, because she interviewed *me* today as well! Not about exercising. I wouldn’t have much to add there. 😂 Fortunately all women have their talents—and I talk about how being a high school English teacher prepared me to eventually start 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms.
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So start with my show and then head over to hers. Maybe while you’re on a walk or the treadmill! 😂 👊🏼🏆
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I love you all. Happy Monday!
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Listen to today’s episode for the best story about “Mom-Guilt” you’ve ever heard. You’ll also get three actionable strategies for combating useless guilt and accepting helpful guilt—and how to tell the difference.
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You can find the episode in the comments below or by searching “3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms” in any podcast app.
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Ya’ll ready for this? It’s not often that we get to hear a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who is also a young mother of two, explain the brain research behind why we need to look up from our phones and engage with our little ones. (And she has an incredible southern accent, hence my use of “ya’ll.”)
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Dr. Katie Penry @afriendlyaffair is an expert on infant and mother mental health, and she has some mind-blowing facts on WHY this is so important—but also some really practical tools for HOW we can do it, while still existing in the modern world.
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My sister asked me, “Am I going to feel guilty as I listen to this interview?” And I responded, “Probably.” 😂 BUT...BUT!!! You will finish the interview feeling empowered and motivated because Dr. Katie Penry is so real, with-it, and fun—she’s not into guilting mothers; she’s only into giving us tools to be more attuned, happier moms to our littles.
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This interview is a must-listen. You can find the link in the comments below or by searching “3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms” in any podcast app.
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