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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Would you like the increase the love in your marriage? I know I would!
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Who wouldn't want more happiness, connection, and joy with their spouse? This week's podcast guest Jody Moore of Bold New Mom is a life coach who teaches that happiness is a *skill*—something that we need to learn how to do and then practice over and over—and that love is something we *choose* to feel.
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She shares three of her hallmark “principles of happiness” and applies them to marriage. These mindset shifts could also apply to any other important relationship in your life. So whether or not you’re married, it’s worth a listen!
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“Fill your life with things that make you feel whole, instead of holey.”
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In this week’s episode, Julie Bastedo (who has taught high school English for 18 years and has two children of her own) walks mothers through some strategies to help us acknowledge our unique gifts and stop being so hard on ourselves.
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Recording this episode was just what my soul needed this past week. Julie had me laughing aloud and also sighing in relief that I don’t have to be all things to all people (even/especially my children!)
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She cracks jokes, quotes classic literature, throws down some serious wisdom bombs, and even defines a word for me—all within this 30-minute episode. 😍 I want every mom who has ever felt like a #momfail to listen to this!
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Valentines Day isn’t just an opportunity for a night out with your lover...it’s an opportunity to build *family* love as well.
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On this week’s episode, my amazing older sister, Sarah Westover McKenna from Bombshell Bling, shares three ideas for super doable, super FUN Valentines traditions you can do with your kids. Our mother started many of these traditions when Sarah and I were little, and they can be adapted for kids of any age. (We continued them when we were in college and into the early years of our marriages!).
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Sarah also talks a bit about the depression she’s faced in her life and how she’s learned that, even in those low times, her kids are thrilled with her smallest efforts to make life a little magical.
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I adore Sarah, and I hope you will enjoy our conversation. Let me know in the comments which tradition you are going to try this year!
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So honored to have this master of productivity and mind organization (and a personal hero of mine) on today’s podcast.
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April Wilson Perry is the co-founder of Power of Momsand LearnDoBecome.com. She has spent thousands of hours developing systems that help mothers break away from constant overwhelm and live lives of fulfillment.
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If you often go to bed feeling like you will never get caught up on all of your responsibilities, wondering how you could've worked so hard all day and still have a massive to-do list, this episode is for you.
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In this episode, April teaches us...
-How to identify our most important current projects, so we can focus our energy, time, and thoughts accordingly
-How to say "no" to requests that do not support our priorities (she gives us some scripts to use!)
-How to use small chunks of time (which are often all we have as moms!) to slowly chip away at our projects
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Please listen (link below) and then share your "ah hah" moments in the comments!
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When our loved ones go through devastating losses, it’s so hard to know what to say and do. That’s why I feel like today’s episode with Rachel Cragun Gainer from Rachel Rebuilt is SO important for *everyone* to listen to (whether or not you’re a mom!) She talks about her beautiful baby Daphne, whom they lost when she was two-months old, and gives tons of very specific, practical ideas of meaningful ways that we can serve those who are grieving.
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Although the topic is heavy, the episode is not—Rachel is full of wisdom, insight, and love for her angel baby. If you’ve ever wondered what to say or do for someone who is hurting, you do NOT want to miss this episode. Link in profile. ❤️
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