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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5 days ago

3 in 30 Podcast

Have you ever done something that scared you—but deep down felt right?
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One year ago TODAY, I nervously published the first two episodes of 3 in 30. I never could’ve imagined how much I would grow as a result of that decision to ignore my self-doubts and just go for it.
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The episode that aired yesterday is a celebration of doing scary things and learning from them. I share “3 Ways I’ve Changed Because of 3 in 30 (And I Hope You’ve Changed Too!)”
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Have you listened yet?? If so, did you hear the invitation for all women at the end, and are you planning to participate? The official #my3in30 Birthday Celebration begins tomorrow—so listen tonight to prepare yourself. I truly can’t wait to learn from you!
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By far, the best gift I’ve received from this podcast is this community of mothers. Thank you for your friendship, encouragement of me, and support for the guests who have come on the show to share their hearts. YOU are so very remarkable. And it is my greatest wish that each of you can see that.
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Happy Birthday to our 3 in 30 community! And many, many more!
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2 weeks ago

3 in 30 Podcast

I’ve never announced an episode early, but there’s a first time for everything! TOMORROW (Monday) we will be learning about how moms can get involved in the political process—and I feel like this topic couldn’t come at a better time.
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The past few weeks have been quite contentious in American politics, but this discussion is calm, uplifting, and wise. Lacey Parr, mama of three and devoted community-builder, teaches us how to get involved in government and policy in small but meaningful ways and how to become more informed and balanced in our views. This is a super important topic, especially with upcoming mid-term elections, and I hope you will listen!
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Next week we will celebrate a super exciting milestone: the 1st Birthday of 3 in 30! I have surprises in store, so come back for all the fun! ❤️ (And don’t forget to listen to this episode in the meantime!)
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I love you all!
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#getinvolved #community #makeadifference #vote #3in30podcast #mompodcast
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3 weeks ago

3 in 30 Podcast

Are you guilty of the distracted “Uh huh” when your children are telling you a story? When they pause for your reaction, do you realize that you have no idea what they just said? 🙋🏼‍♀️
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If so, you’re not alone. And this week’s guest, Kim Jacobs, is here to help! She has a Master’s degree is Interpersonal and Family Communication, and she’s a mom of four young boys.
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In this episode, we discuss…
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-how “mirroring” can help our children know that we are empathizing with them
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-how to lovingly hurry your child along when they are telling a 25-minute story 😉
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-how to use “perception checking” to give our kids the benefit of the doubt and a chance to explain themselves
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…and much more!
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And as always, if you’ve already listened, leave a comment to tell us what you’ve learned!
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#3in30podcast #betterlistening #mompodcast #podcasts #intentionalmotherhood #deliberatemotherhood #motherhoodmatters #parenting #parentingpodcast
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4 weeks ago

3 in 30 Podcast

What’s your reaction to this episode title? “YES! I need this!” Or “Not for me–I have no intention of starting a business.”
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Regardless of your initial reaction, this episode is for ALL mamas. Because I think all of us want to involve our children in the passions that are important to us.
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Tonya Dalton, the founder of Inkwell Press, is a powerhouse business woman and a loving wife and mother. She built several businesses from her home while her kids were young, and she has so many practical tips on how to do just that. But within her takeaways, she also talks about empowering our kids to contribute to our homes, modeling for them how to have boundaries, teaching them how to work as a team, and training them how to plan ahead and use their time wisely. 🙌🏻
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I really think this episode has golden nuggets for EVERY mama, no matter what you do for work–so take a listen and let me know if you agree!
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Link below in the comments, or search for "3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms" in your favorite podcast app!
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1 month ago

3 in 30 Podcast

I always forget to update here! Ahh! I am most active on Instagram, so find me there if you haven't already! I will drop a link below in the comments. This week's episode is an excellent one, especially for this time of year when moms are often excited to dig in to their OWN projects and personal development after a busy summer! Don't miss it! Link in comments! ... See MoreSee Less

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