About

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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 my kids were born, I was a camp counselor for kids with disabilities, an international 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 into motherhood was a little bumpier than I had imagined.  (You can hear all about it in Episode 00).

With a sense of humility and desperation, I started reading parenting books, attending motherhood conferences, and processing what I was learning by writing articles for parenting websites.

This podcast is the next step in that journey.  I am excited to host a show where we can listen to experts share their best try-this-at-home strategies to help us create more meaning in motherhood.  And because I know moms are short on time to listen to podcasts (and short on brain space to even remember what was in those podcasts!), I will keep each episode to 30 minutes with 3 memorable takeaways .

I am truly excited to go on this journey with you, as we strive to become the moms we’ve always wanted to be.  Thank you so much for being here.

Get to Know Me Through Solo Podcasts

Episode 000: "Meet Rachel and Learn the Why Behind the Podcast" (about my rocky journey to motherhood)

Episode 006: "3 Messages of Hope for the Darkest Times" (about my son's adoption and his birthmother's suicide)

Episode 012: "How to Stop Being Mean to Yourself: 3 of the Best Tools I Learned in Counseling" (about my experience going to counseling for an eating disorder)

Contact Me

I would love to hear from you...questions, comments, show ideas, parenting quandaries...anything!

Feel free to comment publicly on posts with your questions or to direct message me.

Instagram: @3in30podcast

Facebook: @3in30podcast

Email: 3in30podcast@gmail.com